(H4) Playing extracted sound files.

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(H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Xdarkon » Feb 3 2016, 19:41

Hey guys,

I've tried exporting the unit/dwelling sound files found inside the heroes4.h4d.
I successfully exported the files as MP3s (The unpacker extracts them as MP3),
yet when I try to play them I am told that it is unsupported or corrupted.

How would I go about making the sound files playable outside the game?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Baronus » Feb 4 2016, 8:58

Here is method to add mp3:
http://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/7/4909
But if I ectract Mh4096:
http://supershare.pl/?d=FD5A42D32
I can play it normaly in musicplayer? What is the problem?

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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Pol » Feb 5 2016, 20:59

Heck, I think that I extracted them via gameextractor ages ago and they were working right away. Listening to H4 soundtrack was one the first thing which I did and it was a pleasure. :)
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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Xdarkon » Feb 7 2016, 22:16

Pol wrote:Heck, I think that I extracted them via gameextractor ages ago and they were working right away. Listening to H4 soundtrack was one the first thing which I did and it was a pleasure. :)


Thanks for the reply, I downloaded the free version and tried to open .h4r files to no avail.
Upon checking on the website, Heroes IV seems to have a poor compability with the software.

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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Xdarkon » Feb 12 2016, 18:39

Update: I managed to open the MP3s in Audacity but what comes out is a very ear-rapish noise,
and I don't know a dime about sound editing.
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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Pol » Feb 12 2016, 21:18

Okey, gameextractor doesn't work any more but it worked years ago, apparently they have some problem with .h4r plugin now.

Used mh4.096 and it worked right away.

Checking the sounds properties, (or what it's converted to) and it's MPEG1-layer3, 128kbps, 44100Hz, joint stereo.

I don't like audacity so I won't be installing it but instead you may use goldwave to see wave ripple, from your sreenshot it seems like that's wav instead of mp3. It shouldn't be mono and it should have twice the frequency - somwhere happened an error. And for playing I still prefer winamp.
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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Xdarkon » Feb 12 2016, 23:09

I have come to the realization that exported songs and voice files (From the campaign) play out fine.
But the issues only burst out when I try to play any other sound effects it does not work.

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Re: (H4) Playing extracted sound files.

Postby Pol » Feb 13 2016, 12:15

The other sounds - have modified headers I think. But I really don't remember. Try to search forum, kinda it must been solved years ago.
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