Playing a sound file with React and Webpack

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Get the sound file you want (e.g. sound.mp3) and put it somewhere in your src directory.

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Add this to your webpack.config.js file. Make sure you have file-loader installed (run npm install --save-dev file-loader if you don’t.)

	test: /\.mp3$/,
	loader: 'file-loader',
	query: {
		name: 'static/media/[name].[hash:8].[ext]'

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Import the file at the top of your JavaScript file. Put the path relative to the JavaScript file you are loading the sound from.

import soundfile from '../sound.mp3'; 

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Put this in whatever function you need to play the soundfile.

let sound = new Audio(soundfile);; 

Or if you define it in the component constructor, you can play and stop it with different functions.

class App extends React.Component {
    this.sound = new Audio(soundfile);


  // There's no 'this.sound.stop()' function. Can you believe it?
  this.sound.currentTime = 0;