Sound player

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Whenever a sound recording have been attached to a record, there is a sonogram associated to the record. It is possible to

  • listen the full recording,
  • select a part of the recording to listen,
  • verify the recording, if you are a Validator.


Access recordings


Click on a sonogram (see image Selecting a sonogram below) to open the sound player tool (see image Sound player general view). Note if the file is yours, you will be given additional options (see image Sound player general view. Own file).

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Selecting a sonogram.



1. Select file

All files attached to the record (images and sounds). Select any to visualise below. Note the yellow frame on the active file.

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Sound player general view. Own file.

1. Select file
2. Hide/Unhide
3. Delete file
4. Download
5. Favourite



2. Hide/Unhide

Click to hide/unhide the sound file to the general public. It is only possible with your own records. If you are seeing someone else's records you will not see the icon.

3. Delete file

Click to delete the file. Only your own files can be deleted. If you are consulting someone else's records you will not see the icon.

4. Download

Click to download the sonogram. It is only possible to download your own records. If you are seeing someone else's records you will not see the icon.

5. Favourite

Click to save sound file to your favourites. When the tick is green, the record is saved. Click on a green tick to remove the sound file from your favourites. See your favourite sounds and images in Gallery. This function is available for all registered users.

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Sound player general view.

6. Full sonogram.
7. Detailed sonogram area.
8. New playback window.
A. Go to previous file.
B. Go to next file.
C. See associated record.




6. Full sonogram

The full length of the sonogram is represented. A yellow square indicates which part of it is currently represented in the detailed sonogram area (number 7 in image Sound player general view). By default, it is 10 seconds.

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Full sonogram.

9. Active waveform
10. Resize
11. Move
12. Sound guide



9. Active waveform

The active waveform is highlighted in blue; otherwise, it is grey.

10. Resize

Use blue arrows on the side to enlarge or decrease the size of the selected area. Note the image on the detailed area of the sonogram (number 7 in image Sound player general view) changes accordingly.

11. Move

Use the blue arrows at the bottom to move the selected area to display in detail (7) along the sonogram. Note the image on the detailed area of the sonogram changes accordingly.

NOTE
Blue icons Resize and Move refer to the full sonogram detail display (7).
Red icons Resize and Move refer to the active sonogram area (see Detailed sonogram area and New playback window below for details).



12. Sound guide

Red line indicating which part of the recording is playing. It moves along the sonogram as the playing progresses. See a similar line also appears in the detailed sonogram area below (number 7 in image Sound player general view) indicating which part is sounding. Move it along the sonogram with your mouse to start playing from a different point on the recording.

7. Detailed sonogram area

It is a representation of the highlighted area in the full sonogram (number 6 in image Sound player general view). The red line indicates which bit of it is playing and it moves along the recording as it plays.

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Detailed sonogram.

13. Play/Pause
14. Continuous playing
15. New playback window
16. Clear all playback windows



13. Play/Pause (full sonogram)

Click Play/Stop button to start playing or stop it when needed. This function applies to the full sonogram.

14. Continuous playing

By default it is set on continuous playing (black icon). Click on the icon to play the recording only once (grey icon).

NOTE
Icons Play/Pause and Continuous playing apply to the full sonogram.
Red icons Play/Stop and Delete apply to the new playback window. See New playback window below for details.



15. New playback window

Click to select a part of the sonogram to play. It will show a new red framed box on the detailed sonogram area. Note the the full sonogram at the top (number 6 in image Sound player general view) also contains the red boxes. See underneath for more details.

16. Clear all playback windows

Click Clear all playback windows to remove all red boxes from the detailed sonogram area. If there are no red boxes, the option is inactive, and then the recording can only be played in full, using the button described in point 8.

15. New playback window

Click to select a part of the sonogram to play. This allows to focus on special frequencies when there is noise. It will immediately show a new red framed box on the detailed sonogram area (see image below). Note the the full sonogram at the top (number 6 in image Sound player general view) also contains the red boxes.

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New playback window.

17. Resize
18. Move
19. Play/Stop
20. Delete



Click more than once to create several boxes.

17. Resize

Use red arrows on corners to enlarge or decrease the area you want to play. It works both up and down and to the sides, allowing selecting sounds higher or lower in the diagram or further to right or left. It is possible to adjust the red box also while the recording is playing.

18. Move

Use red arrow at the middle top to move the red box to a different part of the detailed sonogram area. It is possible to move the red box also while the recording is playing.

NOTE
Blue icons Resize and Move refer to the full sonogram.
Red icons Resize and Move refer to the active Detailed sonogram area and New playback window.



19. Play/Stop (selected part)

Play/Stop the sound within the red box. Note when playing the recording through the red button, it will only reproduce the sounds represented within this box. If there are more than one box, you can decide which one to play. To play all sounds in the sonogram, use the general play button (number 8 in image Sound player general view).

20. Delete

Delete red box. No area will be selected when there is no red box in the detailed sonogram area and the recording will play in full. This button will only remove the red box it applies to. All other red boxes will remain on the detailed sonogram area. To remove all boxes at once, use the Unselect button (number 11 on image Sound player general view).

NOTE
Icons Play/Pause and Continuous playing apply to the full sonogram.
Red icons Play/Stop and Delete apply to the new playback window. See New playback window for details.




Note: images and examples are drawn from the French portal Faune-France. The design and position of some tools may vary slightly from portal to portal. To see a list of portals go to wiki section Local portals and partners.