Downloading wavs is easy. Windows users need simply click the right button of your mouse as you place your pointer or cursor over the selection you wish to download and select the "save link as" option of your particular web browser's menu. If you use a Mac, click your mouse button over the selection and select the same "save links as" option of your browser (NOTE: RealAudio files are not downloadable.
To simply play wavs without downloading them, just double click on the selection with the left button of your mouse. This will launch the sound program your browser uses and play it when it's loaded the entire file. If, after having heard it, you decide that you want to keep it, you don't have to download it again - it's already on your hard drive! Just go to the temporary directory your browser uses (listed under "options") using File Manager, Windows Explorer or similar file managament program, and you'll find it, although it'll have a funny name (like "M1i5s89p.wav" or somesuch). Rename it to the same name that's listed on the page you downloaded it from, then move it to another directory BEFORE you close your browser (if you close it first, it'll kill the file!). If you're using a plug-in to listen to files with your browser, you can also right click over the plug-in & select "Save as", though sometimes this damages the file.
The above should get you up & running with playing & downloading these wavs. If after you try these methods you still can't play them, either your browser isn't able to access them (which problem has signifigantly lessened over time), or your sound card isn't able to play them, in which case there's little else to do other than obtaining a better one. You can be certain that all these media work, work well and properly. If nonetheless you continue to have problems or have any other questions regarding media formats, you can drop me a line.
J. C. Kaelin, Jr.
Webmaster & Digitizer