In the Audio Player, you can load and play audio files.
The type of files supported by TrainYourEars are
The m4a format is only available on Mac and Win 10.
If you haven't added any files yet, you will see this screen:
You can drag and drop files, folders or click on the
If you choose
Open Folderor drag a folder it will search in the subfolders as well.
Once you have added some files, you will see the Audio Player:
You can still drag and drop files or folders in this screen and they will be added to the playlist.
The Audio Player has different sections. Let's see what they do:
Add a file to the playlist.
Add a folder to the playlist. It will search in the subfolders as well.
Remove the selected audio file from the playlist.
Clear the playlist and go back to the Drag and Drop screen.
Use it to select the song you want to play.
TrainYourEars can jump to a random song each time you start a new quiz. This is interesting because each quiz will be totally different from the previous one.
It is recommended when you want to make the current exercise more challenging.
Click to jump to different parts of the song or create loops (explained in the audio loop section.)
You can go the previous song, the next song, stop, pause and play.
There are two additional buttons. The first one let's you loop over a defined section (Audio Loop) and the second one over the whole song (Song Loop).
You can also control Play/Pause using the spacebar.
If you click and drag on the waveform you will create a loop, marked in red (as seen in the waveform image). If you select the button labelled as
Loop, the audio will be looped over that section.
If you have activated the Random Player option, the loop will be lost once you start a new quiz and TrainYourEars jumps to another song and time.
If you click on the button labelled as
Songthe whole song will be played again once it has finished.
Sometimes you can see a piece of advice like this:
This happens when your current exercise has the option
Mute and play it only for X seconds. Don't worry if you don't hear anything, the audio will start when you start the quiz.