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TOS internal audio files

Axel BobbyRod

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Hi there community is anyone aware if audio files can be added to existing TOS library such as the ring, ding, chimes etc so that custom audio can be coded in to the scripts.

I produce music/audio as a side hobby and have an enormous collection of samples that could be used.

Another idea I would like to try if this is possible is to record custom audio cues in my studio to be triggered with (insert indicator) such as

Volume Imbalance , New Extreme , Momentum Increasing/ Decreasing etc. , Pattern detected ,

If files can be added so that they are recognized in conditional alerts I can share a library of audio and even create custom audio for members.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Seems to me that whenever this discussion comes up, the answer is that the sounds are fixed and limited to the internal ones. I would love to make a recording saying "get the heck in the market" or "get the heck out, NOW!!"
 
The main reason that I like custom sounds is that there is no limit on length.
I don't sit and stare at my computer screen the whole trading day.
While, I might not hear a single ding or chime alerting me to an important change in my stock's status.
But 9 verses of Live and Let Die blared by Alexa throughout the house, definitely gets the whole household's attention.

Alert sounds tutorial:
https://www.simplertrading.com/using-custom-alert-sounds-in-thinkorswim/
 
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Thanks! Very interesting. Can those Custom sounds be initiated in ThinkScript? i.e., Sound.Custom1 or simply with a number representing the custom sound??
 
TOS allows you to upload your own sound alert, is it possible to code that in as well? For example,

Alert(barnumber != 1 and isUp, "up alert", Alert.Bar, Sound.myalert); ##referencing "myalert.mp3"
 
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TOS allows you to upload your own sound alert, is it possible to code that in as well? For example,

Alert(barnumber != 1 and isUp, "up alert", Alert.Bar, Sound.myalert); ##referencing "myalert.mp3"
Commonly Asked Questions about Alerts:
There are Three Types of Alerts:
There are alerts written into studies. They only alert when the chart w/ the study is open on your screen
They cannot be sent to phone/email. They cannot have custom sounds.
There are alerts created on a chart for one specific stock that you want to alert on.
There are scanned watchlist alerts which alert whenever the results of the scan changes.
These alerts can be 3min delayed. They can have custom sounds, they can be sent to phone/email, if you have notifications turned on in the app setup.
Alerts blinking by too fast? To see all alerts: click on the message center
Want to see a list of alerts all the time? detach the message center
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Commonly Asked Questions about Alerts:
There are Three Types of Alerts:
There are alerts written into studies. They only alert when the chart w/ the study is open on your screen
They cannot be sent to phone/email. They cannot have custom sounds.
There are alerts created on a chart for one specific stock that you want to alert on.
There are scanned watchlist alerts which alert whenever the results of the scan changes.
These alerts can be 3min delayed. They can have custom sounds, they can be sent to phone/email, if you have notifications turned on in the app setup.
Alerts blinking by too fast? To see all alerts: click on the message center
Want to see a list of alerts all the time? detach the message center
TeXjiwC.png
Not sure this answers my question. So custom alerts don't work for strategies? I've uploaded a sound file (chart --> create alert --> play sound --> edit custom sound) that says "you are now long" and I want to use that as the alert for the long entry in the strategy. Is that doable?
 
Open with WinRAR or 7-Zip:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\thinkorswim\usergui\NEWEST VERSION\tos-usergui-NEWEST VERSION.jar

which as of this writing is:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\thinkorswim\usergui\1977.0.79\tos-usergui-1977.0.79.jar

In the file go to:

\com\devexperts\tos\widgets\sounds\

Swap Chimes.wav for order sounds.
Doesn't seem to work -- I also tried to modify the original .jar file to add the additional sounds I wanted; TOS still does not recognize the extra audio files -- there must be a code somewhere else that allows the drop menu options to include the extra files in the sound folder. Lets say a custom script I'm using allows for Alerts, I go to change the sound, it still limits to the original 4 options. I'm not sure how to change that or where it would be located. Any ideas?
 
Doesn't seem to work -- I also tried to modify the original .jar file to add the additional sounds I wanted; TOS still does not recognize the extra audio files -- there must be a code somewhere else that allows the drop menu options to include the extra files in the sound folder. Lets say a custom script I'm using allows for Alerts, I go to change the sound, it still limits to the original 4 options. I'm not sure how to change that or where it would be located. Any ideas?
No, that workaround no longer works.
 
They are now in tos-usergui-base-<VERSION>.jar and under com\devexperts\tos\widgets\sounds\ . My jar file is in "Program Files", but I think I installed for all users (thus it saves everything in there). You will have to overwrite the 4 they allow. So, record your "HODLHODL.wav" and drop it in there as, say, Ding.wav . But, everywhere a "Ding" is used, it will now play your custom audio, so... maybe not the greatest solution. Still, the mod is appreciated!

The WAV files are PCM 16-bit stereo.
 

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