I like to use audio notes when I’m working on a document or project.
I’ve created a folder under “Research” called “Audio Notes” where I keep copies of my mp3 notes files. I also link to the original external mp3 file in the Inspector->Document References panel.
I can play the external mp3 file that’s linked to in the Document References panel by choosing “Open in Default Editor”.
I can play the mp3 file that’s stored in Research->Audio Notes by right clicking the file and choosing “Open in Other Editor” – in which case the audio player control bar opens beneath the main window and I can play the mp3 from inside Scrivener.
Great, so both of those work.
However, if I create an “Internal Link” in Document References to the Audio Notes mp3 file and try to play it in Scrivener by choosing “Other Editor” (same process as in playing it in #2 above except that I’m choosing “other editor” by right clicking on the internal link in the Document References window), the audio player control bar doesn’t open, and all I get is a blank “other editor” space.
I realize that the mp3 in Audio Notes is an actual object while the internal link in Document References is just a link to that object, but you’d think there would be a way to play it: when I make an internal link to a graphic and choose to open it in “other editor”, the graphic opens. So you’d think that there would be a way to open an audio file as well, unless it’s a matter of graphic and audio files behaving differently.