mute other applications

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  1. andersbund macrumors newbie

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    hi all, i'm looking for an app that will automatically mute the apps you are not using when the application that you are using plays sound. for example mutes itunes when you play a quicktime movie. any thoughts?

    thanks in advance
    anders
     
  2. ncmason macrumors regular

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  3. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Wiretap Studio can do it to....

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    OK... so it's expensive... but you might have got it in the Macheist bundle...

    J
     
  4. andersbund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the suggestions. i've had a look at the sites and i can't see any where that these would do what i'm after.

    my specific scenario is this: working in aftereffects while listening to music from another application. when i then make a preview with audio in after effects i'd like the sound from the other application to mute...

    can any of these do that?
     
  5. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    I do it like this. I listen music, then I switch to (for example fcp) and press the play pause button. Now I don't hear music. Then I watch my project. When I'm finished watching, and make for an example a title, I press the play button on my keyboard.
     
  6. andersbund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well done. same approach as me. but as i preview stuff loads of times i'm looking for something that automates this tast...
     
  7. andersbund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    getting somewhere. i've found this thing that lets you have hotkeys to control iTunes from what ever application you are in. sizzling keys http://www.yellowmug.com/sk4it/

    would still be interested to see if there is something that will only let one application play sound at a time, as i often use spotify to listen to music.

    any thoughts out there?
     

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