WaveSurfer Guide for L541
Part 1: Installation
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Download and Install WaveSurfer (1.5.7)
- Make a new folder named "L541Lab" in the CFS (or any locations
you want to work).
- Go to the Phonetics Lab
page for downloading WaveSurfer 1.5.7. Select Windows or Mac version.
Linux version is available, but class doesn't support Linux version. If you
want to check or modify the codes, select "Source release for all platforms".
- Download and extract the file to your L541Lab folder.
- Go to the L541Lab folder. Double-click theWaveSurfer icon. You should see
the WaveSurfer window:
- Create a shortcut to WaveSurfer on your desktop. Also, create a shortcut
to the L541Lab folder on your desktop. You don't need to make these shortcuts,
but I refer these locations in my manuals.
WaveSurfer for Windows
- WaveSurfer creates postscript files for print output. You will need
external tools to print and view these. If you have a postscript-capable
printer you should install PrintFile.
If your printer lacks postscript support, you should also install Ghostscript.
In order to view postscript files on the screen you can use GSview.
They can be downloaded from http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.
WaveSurfer is set-up to use them in their default installation locations
(can be changed in File | Preferences). If you experience problems printing
from within WaveSurfer, simply save the postscript image to file in WaveSurfer
and print it from Windows. [posted on WaveSurfer
WaveSurfer for Macintosh OS X
Source release for all platforms
- requires Tcl/Tk and Snack
2.2 or later. For easy download and installation, download
Active Tcl (Active Tcl includes Snack 2.2).
Open a sound file.
- Download the following file for a test sound. Right-click on the link of
[testsnd.wav (57 kb)], select "Save
target as ...", and save the file to the L541Lab folder.
- From the WaveSurfer Menu Bar, select File,
- Choose testsnd.wav, and click Open.
- From the list that appears in a separate window, select IPA transcription.
Then Click OK.
Now click the play icon in the
Audio control. You should hear "bead".
- To view a spectrogram of the whole sound, click the Zoom Out Full
About Button terms
- ButtonPress-3 is right-click on Windows, and Control+Click on Mac.
Prepared by Kyoko Nagao
Last updated on Jan 17, 2004