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Multiple audio sources running simultaneously

by hrgutman / August 1, 2006 2:15 PM PDT

Is there any way to listen to two different audio feeds from my computer and be able to cut one of them off as necessary with a keystroke? Here?s the deal, presently, I listen to a fire department live feed over a web site, and at the same time, have the AOL radio station for Jazz on too just for light for background music. I can presently do that with no trouble, but is there any way to be able to, with a quick keystroke, control AOL?s music on/off as necessary? I know that I can go in and ?X? out the AOL music, but I?m looking for a better (temporary) way. Thanks for help

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Multiple Sound Sorces
by kwkid / August 1, 2006 5:39 PM PDT

I think I know what you are asking, but may I ask a question in return: Can't you just turn down the AOL source via its volume control? This seems to me to be the easiest and quickest way, but maybe I am missing something and not interpreting your question correctly.

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multiple sound sources
by hrgutman / August 2, 2006 4:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Multiple Sound Sorces

thanks for answering, but that will turn the volume for both down.The music is furnished by AOL, the fire department feed by a web site, and fed thru Windows Media Player 11.

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Another query
by Hwyone / November 18, 2010 11:44 PM PST
In reply to: Multiple Sound Sorces

Men, do you know any software that allows me play 3,4,5 even 6 audios at same time? Just like that, I want to hear three or four audios simultaneously. Just this feature is sufficient to me. I am dying to test interference patterns from 'frequencies' I had buy from a certain Doc Starz... thanks for consider my thoughts.

Best regards, Manu (Brazil).

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re: Multiple audio sources running simultaneously
by ramarc / August 1, 2006 11:17 PM PDT

if you have a multimedia keyboard (with audio controls) you should be able to do it. if you listen to the internet radio via a media player (WMP, winamp, itunes, etc.) the keyboard's audio buttons should control the player but not the website.

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multiple audio sources
by hrgutman / August 2, 2006 4:15 AM PDT

Well, I don't have a multi-media audio keyboard, just a plain ole' one, is that a good solution to the situation?

The music is furnished just as a service by AOL, the fire department feed by a web site, and fed thru Windows Media Player 11.

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multiple audio inputs/outputs
by peejay44 / August 20, 2009 3:14 PM PDT

My need is similar.
On my present PC, I use a Logitech headset when using Skype, a VOIP-based telephone service. This requires that I configure Sounds and Audio Device Properties to make the Logitech USB Headset the default device. If I wish to send audio signal (Windows Media lossless) from the computer to a home theater device referred to as an Audio/Video processor, the signal must travel over a cable plugged in to the s/pdif-out jack (attached to the motherboard). This requires that the Sounds and Audio Device Properties be reconfigured so that the C-Media Wave device is the default device.
Switching back and forth is cumbersome at best and sometimes repeated attempts are needed to make a reconfiguration "stick". We often miss inbound calls, and my wife is so frustrated by the whole thing she insists that I take care of it.
There must be a way to achieve easy, quick "toggling" between audio inputs. Better yet, there should be a way to allow simultaneous use of multiple devices. This would require that the computer be able to learn and retain multiple audio signal source/destination parings; and run them at the same time.
On the face of it, this would not seem to be such an unreasonable expectation given all the various tasks that we now ask our computers to perform.
Did you get an answer?

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The answer I got
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 20, 2009 9:42 PM PDT

Was to wait for Windows 7

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