If you are happy using Windows or GNU/Linux then get QB64, it can play all kinds of sound files.
If you really are using nothing but DOS, then playing WAV files is more difficult. I'm afraid I have little experience in that area, although if you're managing to get SOME sound from the WAV players you found then you're probably on the right track and there are timing problems or something like that.
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Yes, timing problems||Norman on Dec 31|
|Was the goal of learning QB to do things the hard way?||on Dec 31|
|flying west will make you to be a better man||Norman on Jan 1|
|learn java||Ben on Jan 1|
|Speaking of SPEED, did you get your driver's license yet? :-P||Clippy on Jan 1|
|In a sense, I agree||on Dec 31|
|No, you don't get a say...||on Dec 31|
|* Oh look! A SHINY paperclip! :-O||Clippy Clause on Jan 1|
|Re Oh look! A SHINY paperclip! :-O||on Jan 1|
|Is it ta ta true a shiny paper clip can't be ta ta rusted?||on Jan 1|