The following steps tell how to create a project file to play a wav sound file
1- create a project file.

2-Choose Console Application in Basic tab.

3-After Create the Project File go to Project Option

4-Choose Parameter tab

5-Click the Add Library or Object

6-Browse the location of Dev-c++ lib and choose the libwinmm

7-click ok and exit the Project Option

8-type the below source code

#include <windows.h>
#include <mmsystem.h>
#include <conio.h>

using namespace std;

int main(int argc, char *argv[])


return 0;

Now my problem statement is to just create a C or Cpp file to play the wav file by not creating a project.I have tried a lot but couldn't do so.The reason probably might be with adding libwinmm to the program.The above procedure tells about adding it to project but how shall I do the same if I want to play it just in a file.(I mean what about libwinmm)

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If you're trying to compile this at the command line, then it would be something like gcc prog.c -lwinmm where the winmm specifies the name of the library to link with, in this case libwinmm.a

In now solved the prob..basically it was a linker error

wow... that really helped me!!

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