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Windows 7: Auto audio silencer

07 Jun 2010   #1
P8ntBal1551

Windows 7
 
 
Auto audio silencer

I couldn't search this because i wouldn't know what to search, but im currently designing a car pc and i want to put windows 7 on it, but i want to have music that is playing and when the gps chimes in i want it to temporarily lower the volume from the music and raise the volume of the gps, is there any program that anyone has heard of that can do that?

It's like the communication tab under audio, but not just for calls.

Thanks in advance


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07 Jun 2010   #2
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi P8ntBal1551,

Windows 7 offers the ability to reduce the sound when calls are made from a phone connected to it. I'm going to look at this further for you; no promises that it's your solution but I'll let you know what i find.

Tim


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07 Jun 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, so it appears to work whether not it's a phone call.
e.g. I have win7 64bit, I played a song with WMP, then spoke in my microphone and the song volume dropped right down. If you can connect the GPS sound output to a windows 7 audio input (recording) device then this may work for you. At least it does for me as shown in the test above.

Good Luck!
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07 Jun 2010   #4
P8ntBal1551

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the help, and i will definatly take this into consideration, but im going to get a gps application, and i was wondering if there was an application that gave it priority over music

thank you.

edit - i want to give exclusive audio control to my gps program, without rewriting the audio stack in it
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08 Jun 2010   #5
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by P8ntBal1551 View Post
Thanks for the help, and i will definatly take this into consideration, but im going to get a gps application, and i was wondering if there was an application that gave it priority over music

thank you.

edit - i want to give exclusive audio control to my gps program, without rewriting the audio stack in it
If the Win 7 box is 'always on' you can push the GPS sound through it, giving GPS priority as I mentioned above. If it's not always on, then I'm not sure mate.

But good luck.
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11 Jun 2010   #6
GerryR

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm going to make this even more difficult! When I used XP I ran a program called Wonderful Icon. Ctrl-D decreased volume, Ctrl-I increased volume, and Ctrl-M toggled from normal level to mute and back. My speaker controls make the obvious solution difficult. Is there anything like this for 64-bit Win7 Home Premium - on the keyboard?
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12 Jun 2010   #7
P8ntBal1551

Windows 7
 
 

well that's not quite what i was asking but i can answer it for you

just buy a keyboard with multimedia controls on it
mine is a saitek 2 and it has increase, decrease, and mute on it
it also has next, previous, play/pause and stop
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12 Jun 2010   #8
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by P8ntBal1551 View Post
well that's not quite what i was asking but i can answer it for you

just buy a keyboard with multimedia controls on it
mine is a saitek 2 and it has increase, decrease, and mute on it
it also has next, previous, play/pause and stop
Agreed, also look at the software packaged with your sound-card and see if it has this functionality.
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