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Replay buttons on card

<10kB. Updated 2017-11-20. Supports both Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x.


Small add-on to add replay buttons on the card itself, the way AnkiDroid does it. This is mostly useful when you have more than one audio file on a card; with this you can replay individual files. See also the manual page. Report further problems at the support site or at github. Latest update (v 3.10): This works during reviews on Anki 2.1. The card styling editor and preview are on my to do list.


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To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into the desktop program:


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Very handy
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Muito últil. Obrigado
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I wish to have shortcut.
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Good stuff.
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Very good!
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i press the button and the audio start to play one minute later
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Works well.
on 1559036723
Exactly what I was looking for, works great
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Fantastic when you have multiple sounds in a card, each can be replay individually :)
on 1558429901
Sweet, thanks
on 1557673150
It doesn’t work on Preview.
on 1556298709
Excelente. Ajuda bastante.
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Excellent. Thank you.
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Great job! Thanks you!
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Awesome! It works the same on desktop and droid.
on 1553250342
Simple but effective way to add a useful feature to be able to replay audio with a button in addition to the R hotkey
on 1553120488
The best addon
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Not sure why this wasn't part of the basic app but I'm sure glad it's an add-on
on 1550464682
what I need
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It's just what I needed
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Works great!
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Tuyêt vơi.
on 1542310502
Excelente funfando no AnkiWeb e AnkiMobile.
on 1541207451
I don't have to push the R keyboard anymore, I can use instead my mouse, it has a soft click. I'm saying this because I suffer from hand pains when typing in a keyboard.

Thank you for this great contribution.
on 1540762104
works as intended
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works exacty as intendet :-)
on 1537177671
Surprised anki desktop doesn't include this functionality by default (especially since the mobile apps have it). This add-on fills a definite need, and it works.
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How to style it using css: https://ospalh.github.io/anki-addons/Play_button.html
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Sorry, but it didn't work to me

Download failed: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/downloader.pyc", line 67, in run
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 1597, in request
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 1395, in _request
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 1597, in request
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 1345, in _request
File "aqt/sync.pyc", line 467, in _conn_request
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 1013, in connect
File "httplib2/__init__.pyc", line 80, in _ssl_wrap_socket
File "ssl.pyc", line 943, in wrap_socket
File "ssl.pyc", line 611, in __init__
File "ssl.pyc", line 840, in do_handshake
SSLEOFError: EOF occurred in violation of protocol (_ssl.c:661)

Anki Version 2.0.52 macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Sorry, but I had problems with the Internet, when I connected via VPN, the plug-in was installed
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Good add-on. But I think the replay button should be a build-in function for desktop Anki... Thank you again.
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Would happily pay for this. Super useful!
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To the negative vote: why would this downloaded addition to a computer program affect an internet based service or a difference device?
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Don't work with AnkiWeb and AnkiMobile
on 1532773105
Benri desu!
on 1531322859
Finally found it, thank you so much. It's working perfectly <3
on 1531284757
No configuration necessary -- this automatically adds a play button to all cards containing audio.
on 1531059831
Very nice and very helpful! Tak!
on 1529943314
High functionality
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very happy to fund it!
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it's working. thx
on 1526083200
Awesome! This really should be the default in the Anki. It is so useful!
on 1525824000
Great feature!
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How this add on works? I entered a code and restarted the app but it's empty.
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Great addon!

This should be default in Anki.

Please make it work in Anki 2.1
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Very simple and easy
on 1513728000
Finally in 2.1.
Thank you!!
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Great Add-on

on 1507334400
Needs to mention one thing

That by pressing the button R, the audio is replayed.
(Useful to save time, instead of clicking the icon, you just press R on the keyboard)
on 1486512000
Great add-on but new icon doesn't work on linux

Great add-on. Unfortunately, the new version doesn't work properly on Linux mint 18.1. The SVG icon doesn't appear and there is only blank space.
on 1479772800
Simple and straightforward

Does what it says and does it well. An essential add-on for anyone working with multiple audio samples per note.

Edit: Great update! Love the new SVG icon.
on 1475193600
Very useful

There is the SVG version of this add-on - https://github.com/ospalh/anki-addons/blob/develop/svg_play_button.py
To install it replace play_button.py with svg_play_button.py in Anki add-ons folder.
on 1474588800

This add on is amazing espescially if you have multiple video files on all of your cards. Thank you to the developer, highly recommend!
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Exactly what I needed. Since I am using a Russian keyboard to type answers, the "R" button is not available, and it is always a fumble to switch keyboards to and fro.
on 1470700800
So helpful

Thanks for this addon. This one helps a lot.
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It's exactly what I needed!
on 1459728000
Works great.

Works great.
Thank you :)
on 1454457600
Great for when you missed the pronounciation the first time

Works great. Easy as pie to install.
on 1451520000
Love this plugin! Simple, works great, solves a problem. 5/5. I recently installed anki on my new computer and I came here first thing to get this again.
Small issue, but it did force me to change the way my cards are organized. If you don't have an actual {{audio}} or whatever field, there won't be an replay button. Makes sense. For my decks, I usually put {{audio}} on the front side, and then when I flip the card, I don't usually use {{FrontSide}} but just make the back from scratch (because I don't want the front fields on there). But then I don't get the replay button! I didn't want to put {{audio}} on the back because I didn't want it to automatically play, but I had to do that and listen to the audio again, or use {{FrontSide}} and change the way I design the card. Just a bit annoying. That's probably a problem only I have though!
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does what it should do!

simple. clean. works as advertised. and for using anki cards with multiple audio on a mac, a much needed feature. thanks for writing this!
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Great for when >1 audio file on a card side, also for playing audio from Forvo b

Very useful add-on for when more than one audio file is on a card side (e.g., different tenses and/or conjugations of one verb).

Also simplifies playing audio files for specific cards from the Anki browser for editorial purposes:
- click Preview in Anki browser (upper left)
- click the appropriate audio button (if needed, advance to the card side)
- click the appropriate audio button. Voila!

Before that I had to dig down into the collection.media folder to do this.

Nice job, thanks.
on 1391040000
Essential addon

I've been needing something like this for ages. But even though I saw it a while ago in the addons library, I misunderstood it to be an addon that replays the entire card with all the audio in it.

What this addon does is display a play button for all non-empty [sound:] fields on the desktop version of Anki. (This feature is already included in AnkiMobile and Ankidroid.)

These fields are invisible, so once the addon is installed, you need to position these "invisible" fields so that the play buttons show up in the right places.

You might also want to change the deck options (either globally/default, or for individual decks by creating a separate profile). It's the dropdown list next to each deck in the "home" page of Anki (the list of decks).

I've switched off autoplay. If you're going to duplicate the audio in the answer card then you might also want to switch off "replay audio on question card when displaying answer card".

If you have more than one audio file (e.g. for sample sentences) then this is an essential add that works perfectly just out of the box.

Thank you.