How to Play a Song Backwards on Windows Media Player

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Whether you are looking for subliminal messages or you are just interested in the strangeness that may ensue, it can be an unique experience to listen to a song backwards. While it may be impossible to use the main Windows Media Player program play a song backwards, one can use third-party software like Audacity to reverse the file and then open the reversed file in Windows Media Player.


Step 1

Download and install the latest version of the free Audacity audio application (link in Resources).

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Step 2

Open Audacity. Press "Windows-E" to open File Explorer. Locate the music file you want listen to backwards, and then drag and drop it into Audacity.


Step 3

Choose "Edit," click "Select," and then click "All" to make sure you are selecting the whole file.

Step 4

Select "Effect" and then "Reverse" to the reverse the file's waveform. It will now play backwards.



Step 5

Click on "File" and select "Export as WAV..." to save the newly-reversed file in the folder you choose.

Step 6

Open the file in Windows Media Player. You can now enjoy the experience of a backwards music file.

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