Broadcast iTunes through Line In

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ikelleigh, May 20, 2010.

  1. ikelleigh macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    Hello all. I'm sure this has been brought up in the past, however I couldn't find anything that came up in the search regarding this.

    Seems most people are trying to broadcast iTunes over the internet but this is a bit different.

    Machine: 2010 MacBook Pro

    I sometimes get into online chat sessions (Skype etc.) and want to play some music for people through iTunes. I'd rather not turn up the volume so loud that it plays over the built in mic. On the PC, I would simply select "What U Here" and it would stream whatever is playing in iTunes instead of the mic.

    Is there a way to switch the Line In to broadcast what is playing in iTunes through an online Chat program?

    Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. ikelleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    Still looking for an answer to this.

    Is there a driver of some kind I can use to take place of the mic to transmit music I'm playing?
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    I don't think you can do this - Itunes does not utilize line in at all since it does not have any recording features. Besides, this is not allowed with music that you buy - Do you have a license to broadcast the music that you want to play?
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You could do this if you had the "right" audio interface. Some of them like the Presonus "firebox" have digital mixers built in. So basically it's done in hardware outside of the Mac.

    I think you might be able to do something like this if your VOIP phone app could take input from something like Jack or rewire. So basically you'd mix the audio then get your app the mixed stream.

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