How to Redirect or Block Most Audio Output?
May 11, 2011 7:44 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to make sure that nothing except iTunes outputs sound while running XP?
posted by SpiffyRob to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've got a wedding reception (my own!) coming up in a couple of weeks, and we're going to be hooking an Asus 1000he running XP up to a PA system. I'll have a few playlists loaded in iTunes that a friend will be switching between as needed.
What can I do to make sure that nothing except for iTunes outputs any sound? I'm primarily a Linux and Mac guy, and know my way around XP, but am worried that I'll miss something if I try to disable any possible notifications manually. Is there any sort of program (Detour for Mac comes to mind) that would allow me to redirect everything except iTunes's output? Failing that, what's the best strategy to minimize the chances of a Windows Update or something else throwing up a sound-making notification?