Easiest way to do this?

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I have a Sirius satellite radio and the home kit to listen in my house. At home, I have my radio connected to my stereo system with a headphone jack to RCA adapter.

    I'm headed back to college Sunday and won't have a stereo with me, just my PowerMac. I got a cable to connect the radio to my PowerMac's line in, and using Audio Hijack, I can listen to the line in through the Mac's speakers. This works great, except Audio Hijack seems like overkill for what I'm doing. I'm not recording, just merley using my PowerMac's speakers to listen. Is there another program, or a way on the OS, to pass the audio through to the speakers? Thanks
     
  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Try this: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/legacy/

    It's free now as well.
     
  3. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

    jayscheuerle

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    You want to use the crappy little internal speaker on your Mac to listen to music? Why not get some external speakers?
     
  4. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Should have made it clearer. I do have external speakers. I just dont want to plug them directly into the Sirius unit because I want other sound effects (new mail, IM, ect) to come through as well (and occasionally, I use headphones and want music+sounds to come through)
     
  5. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

    jayscheuerle

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    Ah, then the program mentioned above looks pretty neat. I'd never heard of it..
     
  6. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    How do I set up Detour to send the line-in to the default output? It seems to only work with apps
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure. I've never tried the app actually. I just remember seeing it and what you wanted seems similar. :cool: I guess it wasn't close enough. Maybe check the RogueAmoeba site for something else that might work. They have a few other audio related apps.
     
  8. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

    jayscheuerle

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    I just posted that question in their forum. Maybe there's an answer.
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The LineIn program on the same Rogue Amoeba page is the one you want. Don't be thrown off by the mention of Audio Hijack, it can work alone. Line in or mic straight out to the speakers by default.
     
  10. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks, it works great
     

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