Play radio; but only to fill in silences
March 15, 2012 5:28 AM Subscribe
How to automatically mute (or pause) one audio source if any other audio source is playing.
posted by Akeem to technology (6 answers total)
I would like to play some background (radio or subsonic) music; but when I start a youtube video or vlc movie, I would like to give that audio priority and have the backgroud music temporarily muted or paused. Automatic
. Because if it is not automatic I forget to unmute.
I'm interested in solutions for one machine; i.e. a software solution that would silence the radio program if subsonic is playing anything, but would silence the radio program ánd subsonic if any other audio source is started.
Another option might be to pipe the audio of the priority streams through the line-in of a background-music-computer which would somehow automatically give priority to line-in if there's an audio signal..
I would also be interested in AV receivers which would attenuate one source if another is playing or would automatically switch to one source if there's a signal on it. Is this a standard feature on contemporary receivers? How are other people solving this?
On preview, this
seems to prevent a separate hardware solution