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Windows 7: Instant Message Applications Pausing Windows Media Player Audio

16 Jan 2011   #1

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Instant Message Applications Pausing Windows Media Player Audio

Okay here's a problem I haven't experienced in any other Windows OS The problem simply is that whenever I receive an instant message via Yahoo, AIM, etc., the alert plays but, my Media Player pauses just for that second it takes for that alert to play & continues to play afterward This happens with both my system speakers & headphones. Is there a way to make it so that my audio doesn't pause? Is there a setting that I'm missing??

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16 Jan 2011   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

can't find any settings in WMP--but--the alert sounds can be turned OFF in your IM apps
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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I know that is an option but, I want to keep them on. I would just like for it to not interrupt Media Player playback.
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16 Jan 2011   #4

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

OK...then check this page out:

How to Watch Videos on your Computer without any Interruption

one of the described apps may do what you want

try:
Close All Windows - The Easy Way - NTWind Software

and:
SmartClose - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

this one may not be compatible with Windows 7
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16 Jan 2011   #5

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The screen saver isn't the problem. The problem is audio interference. The article mentioned how IM apps can interrupt but offered no desired solution. I don't want to close the apps. I just want them to not interrupt playback. I would like for them to notify me simultaneously with Media Player playback.
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16 Jan 2011   #6

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

research shows that you 'may not' be able to achieve your goal--I found many posts about people with Droid phones having the same issue while watching videos or listening to music....wish you luck
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16 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah that is exactly what I'm afraid of. I do have the exact same issue with my Droid phone lol. I guess I'll just have to live it for now.
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20 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok I found the answer @ this link here How to Fix the Windows 7 Low Volume Problem | eHow.com

Shots to Tim De Baets
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