Thread: Beep

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    I'm trying to make my computer play sounds. I know there are old DOS functions called sound(); delay(); nosound(); that don't work on visual c++.

    I tried using Beep(). This one doesn't play sounds either. I think the problem is that I just don't have an internal speaker.

    Do you hear anything?
    #include <windows.h>
    int main()
    	Beep(216, 2000);
    	return 0;

  2. #2
    The larch
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Yes, loud and clear.
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
    Quoted more than 1000 times (I hope).

  3. #3
    Jack of many languages Dino's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Katy, Texas
    Here's an annoying program. It'll make your windows computer sound like...well... a "TV" computer.


    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
                int frequency, duration ; 
                while(1) { 
                            duration = rand() % 250 ; 
                            duration = duration ? duration : 1 ;
                            frequency = (rand()+1) % 6000 ;
                            Beep(frequency, duration ) ; 
                return 0;

  4. #4
    Hardware Engineer
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    The Beep() function is kind-of screwy. The results depend on if you have a soundcard, and your operating system. On some systems, the frequency parameter will be ignored. On some systems, both paramaters will be ignored and it will play the "Windows default sound" from your soundcard and external speakers.

    But, I couldn't find the reference to all of that on MSDN just now...

    You might want to use Playsound() or one of the MIDI functions.

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