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danbert1973
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WAV Audio files in Powerapps

I have a SharePoint library which stores voicemail files (in WAV format), which I'd like my users to be able to play back from within Powerapps.  It's a much more reliable system of picking up group voicemails than sending emails to a group of people.

 

The problem I have is that when trying to launch the audio file, it navigates to the source SharePoint library and opens the audio file in Edge, which cannot natively play WAV files.

 

In my testing, the only platform that plays WAV files is using Power Apps on an iPhone, or via the Windows Power Apps app.  Users will be primarily accessing the app via the Power Apps web part on a SharePoint page, which obviously uses Edge.

 

So my questions are:

 

1 - is it possible for Edge to play WAV files at all?

2 - is there any way that WAV files can easily be converted to mp3 via Power Automate?

3 - is it possible to configure Power Apps to force the media files to play in Groove Music or Windows Media Player?

 

Many thanks for any help or ideas offered.

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C-Papa
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Hi, i have this working but rather than saving in SharePoint i save the files in stream, i then user the stream connector to show the videos in PA. Another alternative, an answer to your point 3, you can get SharePoint to open documents in client application by default. to do this go to:

  • Site settings
  • Site Collection Administration

Then activate:

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C-Papa
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Hi, i have this working but rather than saving in SharePoint i save the files in stream, i then user the stream connector to show the videos in PA. Another alternative, an answer to your point 3, you can get SharePoint to open documents in client application by default. to do this go to:

  • Site settings
  • Site Collection Administration

Then activate:

Hi @C-Papa 

 

Thanks for your suggestions, much appreciated.

 

Stream is a no go as these are audio only files and we are phasing out the use of this service anyway.  Re: your second suggestion, that is a great shout and means that I can achieve what I want without the use of Powerapps, and can just use the native SharePoint interface.  I had originally tried this whole process with a custom list and having the audio files as attachments, but those attachments try to open in Edge like the below, even with the 'Open Documents in Client Applications as Default' option set at the Site Collection level.

 

danbert1973_1-1621608928957.png

 

If I save the WAV attachments only in a document library instead of a custom list, then that setting does apply and the files will play - still within Edge but in a different player as below:

 

danbert1973_0-1621608861695.png

Sadly, Powerapps will not play the files, even if the source WAV files are in a document library (unless on an iPhone), but it has got me round my issue for now.

 

Thanks again

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