Play sound is a simple and straightforward sound player. It supports QuickTime sound files, such as AIFF or MP3 files, Classic Mac OS System 7 sounds files (files with a type of sfil' that contains'snd' resources), and any'snd' resources embedded in any file. You can play unlimited sounds simultaneously or one at a given time. You can play loops, repeat sounds, play specific portions of sounds, control volume, pause and resume sound play, and press Escape or Command-Period keys for sound abort.
Drag and drop the sound files onto the Play Sound icon on the Mac OS Finder to use Play Sound as a sound player. You can also set the Mac OS X Finder up to automatically open sound files whenever you double-click them. (See Using Play Sound as a Sound Player in this documentation for detailed instructions).
Play Sound can be scripted, which allows AppleScript writers to use simple and easy-to-understand English syntax. This allows them to play QuickTime-supported sound file, Classic Mac OS System 7 sound file, and even'snd' resources embedded in script applets. You can script Play Sound by calling it from any AppleScript script.