What is playsounds?: /Playsound is a command you can type in-game that plays the sounds in Minecraft. If you type /playsound (sound) (Player) [x] [y] [z] [volume] [pitch/speed] [minimumvolume]then the game will play the sound you entered, this is a list of all those. Remember that only the /playsound (sound) (player) part is required for the command to work. /playsound can also be used inside command blocks.
There are different variation of some sounds. If for example, there's two square brackets with numbers inside, it display how many variations there are of that specific sound!
So, if there's (for example) [1-5] at the end of a sound in this list, it means that there are 1-5 variations of that specific sound. Because TNT doesn't always have the same sound every time it explodes, right? Well, check out the list!
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Happy I helped so many. What do you want me to make next? No, there is no /playsound for Music discs. Mojang said they would add more sounds in the future. Then I'll be able to make a fully automatic disco!
Edit: /playsound for Music discs have now been added! Type /playsound records.<discname> [player] DISCO TIME!
To be honest, I must say that this is relatively cheap.
On a *nix box with basic utilities (a POSIX-compatible shell, coreutils, grep, sed; should probably be preinstalled), you can generate such a list with two commands (not including the sections but I guess these are quite easy to do by hand, especially considering that it is sorted alphabetically, and the index can just be replaced by searching through the list, CTRL-F'ing should do that in pretty much every browser around):
~$ cd .minecraft/assets/sound
~/.minecraft/assets/sound$ find | sort -n | grep ogg | sed -E 's_\./(.*)\.ogg$_\1_' | tr / .
-- Generated list is outputted here --
Full example on how this looks (Here's a truly full list of all sounds (including horse sounds, and all numbered files have their own line, in case anyone needs it):
Thanks, though I am having difficulties with one thing. I can playsound with the main files (e.g /playsound ambient.cave Voldemort_5) but I can't seem to do anything but the main sound. What exactly would the command be? Would it be /playsound ambient.cave.2 Voldemort_5, or something else?