This sketch demonstrates how to use the loadFile method of Minim. The loadFile method allows you to specify the file you want to load with a String and optionally specify what you want the buffer size of the returned AudioPlayer to be. If you don't specify a buffer size, the returned player will have a buffer size of 1024. Minim is able to play wav files, au files, aif files, snd files, and mp3 files. When you call loadFile, if you just specify the filename it will try to load the file from the data folder of your sketch. However, you can also specify an absolute path (such as "C:\foo\bar\thing.wav") and the file will be loaded from that location (keep in mind that won't work from an applet). You can also specify a URL (such as "http://www.mysite.com/mp3/song.mp3") but keep in mind that if you run the sketch as an applet you may run in to security restrictions if the applet is not on the same domain as the file you want to load. You can get around the restriction by signing the applet. Before you exit your sketch make sure you call the close method of any AudioPlayer's you have received from loadFile, followed by the stop method of Minim.