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Add Audio Files and Playlists

In ChatterBlocker's Advanced Mode, you can add audio files and playlists to the voices, music, and sound effects lists by drag-&-drop.

For any supported audio file or playlist on your computer's hard drive, simply drag and drop the file onto the list box where you want to make it available. Or you can drag a shortcut to any supported audio file or playlist to a ChatterBlocker list box, to add the audio file that shortcut points to. These additions will persist, that is, the next time you open ChatterBlocker, those files will still be in those list boxes.

The factory-supplied audio files that come with ChatterBlocker are in the OGG audio file format, but ChatterBlocker can open files in MP3 or WAV format, too.

The supported playlist formats are M3U, PLS, ASX, and WAX.

Further, ChatterBlocker can open "shortcuts" (also called "links") to files of any of those types of audio files or playlists.

Behind the Scenes

The mechanism behind this feature is that when ChatterBlocker starts up, it fills the three list boxes with supported audio files (or shortcuts to supported audio files) found in specific locations. These locations are appropriately named sub-folders of the ChatterBlocker_Content folder, which is located in the directory where you installed ChatterBlocker.

When you drag a supported audio file and drop it on a ChatterBlocker list box, ChatterBlocker creates a shortcut to that file in the corresponding sub-folder of the ChatterBlocker_Content folder, so that it will be there when ChatterBlocker is restarted. When you drag a shortcut to a supported audio file and drop it on a ChatterBlocker list box, ChatterBlocker creates a shortcut to audio file that shortcut points to.

The design is such that you can add by drag-&-drop, but you're not meant to delete added audio files. If you really must do so, just delete the corresponding shortcut file from the ChatterBlocker_Content sub-folder. If you accidentally delete some of the factory-supplied audio files, you can recover them by re-installing ChatterBlocker.

Additional Audio

Excerpts from the CDs Music for Concentration, Music for Motivation, and Music for Productivity were used in the music track "Concentration." These CDs can be purchased from http://www.abtmedia.com/products_shs.asp.