**I made this same post in the VLC forums, and got no answer after almost a month. Maybe someone here has some ideas... I'm curious if there is a way to mute or override all other system audio when playing a video in VLC (at least when it's in full screen mode). I have my TV hooked up via extended desktop mode, and I play fullscreen movies on the 'extended' screen (my TV) while still using other apps on my laptop screen. I hate it when little blips and alert sounds from Finder/Safari/iChat/etc come through my surround speakers in the middle of watching a movie or TV show. Thanks!