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How To Voicemail .wav file attachment - SOLVED!? (workaround)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StingRay, Nov 27, 2009.

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    I don't know when it became available, but a while back I discovered that there is now a free version of Remote Wave (search Remote Wave Free) in the marketplace. I can once again play my Vonage voicemails from within Gmail for free.

    I realize this is a very old thread. Just figured someone might still be subscribed and/or searching for a {free} solution.
     

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    The OP started right off with a method to resolve an issue, making this thread a true "How-to and Tips" thread, so I've moved it to that sub-forum. ;)
     
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    Many thanks to Stingray for his solution. I found out one other thing on my Droid X accessing Exchange.

    First a repeat of the basics, followed by an additional note from my Droid X

    To get Droid to play Wav files in corporate e-mail.

    Download Remote Wave. There is a free version now which is what I used.

    Then forward one of your corporate sent voice mails to GMAIL. Then use your browser to open your Gmail. Click to open the attachment, choose REMOTE Wave as the APP, then click on Use by Default before continuing and the Wave file plays.

    Now here is the new thing on my Droid X accessing my Exchange. At first it did not work, but then I noticed a button for GET HTML Version. Apparently it gets the e-mail in plain text for these messages. I clicked on GET HTML, then it came up with the same choose application and I set REMOTE WAVE and set as default as with the GMAIL and now it plays in either mode. Not even sure if I needed to do the GMAIL part now.

    Now the unfortunate part with my next e-mailed voicemail. I have to use the GET HTML button for each of these voicemails, but after getting the HTML version the WAV file plays without prompting on the player.

    Hope this helps out someone and again thanks to Stingray for not getting angry about the repeat.
     
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    This was great and worked for me when I was using my default mail program. Problem is I then installed K-9 Mail, when I went to open the wav file as an attachment, got asked the question which program to choose, forgot and chose the wrong program by mistake, do you know how I can fix this? I tried uninstalling K-9 MAIL and REMOTE WAVE and reinstalling with no success. I have a Motorola DEXT.
     
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    Thanks for all this great info. I can have my Voicemail files be either a WAV or MP3 - the MP3's being smaller - but not a big difference... I see two great solutions for the the WAV file,(and maybe an MP3 solution) but here is my question, and I hope the developer for WavePlayer - dkro2010 - will see this.. On my FORMER Blackberry I could "preview" the files and they would play without downoading and piling up on my SD card.. Does anyone know if any of the apps listed in this trhread (MP3 or WAV) can be "previewed" - played without downloading?

    Thanks very much.

    - Maggie
     
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    Thanks a bunch. It solved my problem.:):D:) I was redy to return the DROID because of this. Thanks.
     
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    This is in reply to Messenger13 post. Complete BS. Just got new DROID 3 and this does no support .wav files
     
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    Worked great for me Thanks for the work around :)
     
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    Besides going to gmail and selecting default I thought I would try another app first (although this is a great route to hearing your voicemail files!). I went to my marketplace on droid and entered remote wave free... this gave me several options. I downloaded Remote Wave Free by Yangtao Wang... and had success! I can now hear my voicemails/WAV files. To the person who said droid supports WAV files... I did not have this problem until I updated to the newest version for droid... so maybe some of the files are lost in the process? Or not compatible? Not sure, but I could not find one media player that would support my voicemail retreival WAV files after upgrading my droid software until now.
     
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    I downloaded the remote wave from the market and tested it with my office voicemail and it worked great

    Thanks
     
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    you could point your Phone Admin type dudes to this if they have an Astrisk based PBX ... work for Iphones aswell with no 3d party apps ,increases the file size by quite a bit alas..

    If you edit /etc/asterisk/vm_general.inc and change the line



    format=wav49|wav
    to
    format=wav|wav49
     
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    Very strange. I used to have no problems opening my office voicemail .wav attachments on my DroidX but now that I have my Bionic I get the message "error opening file" whether it is my corporate exchange, pop/imap, or gmail email account.

    I can play the file no problem through the file browser, just not from within any email application. My options are for the default built-in player, BSplayer lite and RockPlayer.

    Since all of these apps can play the .wav file if I save it and then back out of my email app and go find it in the "messaging" folder, I tried the Gmail method above by setting the default player as the default action...still didn't work, it opened the player but said "No Music Files Available", so I then cleared out the default association and tried the same thing with each of my other audio/video player apps...Both open and then close immediately but have different messages. BSplayer says "Error opening file" and RockPlayer says "This file cannot be played with system player". Remember, each player can play the file "manually" so it is not a format issue.

    I then downloaded the free RemoteWav app and had to go through Gmail to associate it as the default player for wav files because RemoteWav doesn't show up as a player when opening from the exchange/pop/imap app.

    RemoteWav works when opening the .wav from within Gmail.
    RemoteWav doesn't work when opening the file "manually" from a file manager...just blank RemoteWav screen and unresponsive until it force closes.
    Additionally, RemoteWav is still not in the list when I try to open the "downloaded" attachment from within exchange/pop/imap email and only shows my 3 previous play method as if no default is defined.

    For now I'm going to un-set the default so I can manually play the files...it's just a pain to have to back out of my email app and find the file to play it...but it seems odd that none of the players have an issues with the format yet won't play when being opened from an email program. :/
     
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    Hi there- I don't download the wav files before playing them.. I just "double tap" on the left side of the attachment. Then it gives me a few options of things to use, but only remote wav works, so I marked the box to always use that. but also, then it's not saving these messages on your phone.. that could be good or bad I supposed. I have a samsung droid charge - they are all different it seems. Good luck
     
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    Hi Thanks.

    It only works from Gmail when I choose preview and only with RemoteWav app.

    This seems like it would be the solution for the other email clients but RemoteWav doesn't show up in the list when I try to access a .wav from them...even if I use the Gmail method to make it the default app for .wav files, My phone acts as if I'm making it the default app for .wav files ONLY when opening from within Gmail, not system wide. :(
     
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    Remote Wav worked great. Thanks for the tip. Using IBM domino Server and Broadview Networks IP Phone that sends the wav file through IBM domino. thanks again.
     
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    wavplayer worked for me. I downloaded and installed it. I didn't have to set anything up in gmail.

    I just made a long press on the email attachment. A screen came up to play, save or share. I clicked play. A screen came up with 2 player options. I chose wavplayer and checked the box to use by default.
     
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    I install Panasonics latest voicemail systems. There is an option in the latest software so they say, trhat will allow one to specify .wav or MP3 and others for cell phone use. I am sure the droid plays .wav files, but at least at the Panasonic level, it is the variables of the .wav file that need a codec. The panasonic uses the simplist mono 8KHZ wave file. This is a very old and basic codec and may not be available in all players. Just thought I would pass this along.
     
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    I use a Samsung SII running Android 2.3.4. WAV files didn't open using the native Music software. Tried Remote Wave Free, but this didn't work, even after i did set it as default using a number of methods, including the suggestion from gmail (thanks). In fact, if you are a gmail user, Remote Wave Free would be just fine, as gmail gives you the option (using preview) to select your software and Remote Wave comes up as an option. But i don't use gmail, and my native email software didn't give me the option to select Remote Wave (perhaps because it doesn't show up in applications). So i bought WavPlayer for $0.99. Unlike Remote Wave Free, this comes up in the native email software as an option to open the WAV file attachment with. This is all i need at this point; i don't need to set it as default, as this may affect other things. Based on my experience and needs, this $0.99 WavPlayer exactly fixed my problem within my native email software, plus this software actually shows up in the applications, and provides a number of settings to adjust if necessary (which i have not fiddled with, but may come to appreciate). Since i didn't buy the $0.99 version of Remote Wave, i can't comment if it would have worked as well, but if it didn't show up in the applications (as was the case with Remote Wave Free), i'm not sure that even the paid-for version would have fixed may problem. I'm no technoid and i have lost several hours of work time to fix this problem. Shame on Android, for wasting their small business users' time on something that is an obviously needed fix. And shame on the pbx system companies for not evolving their systems to give an option to issue vmails in mp3, which pretty much everything can open. Thanks to everyone on this forum, which helped me with a fix, so i wanted to contribute some feedback.
     
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    Yes, it's working here using k-9 mail client.
    With the mail client default, I had problems.
     

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