Old 23rd July 2005, 08:23   #1
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Mute Windows Event Sounds During Playback

Sorry, I've spent already too much time wading through forums, plugins, options, faqs, preferences and haven't found an answer, so I'll post now and hope to find a lovely answer when I awake tomorrow morning.

In past versions of winamp (don't remember when), I recall that windows event sounds (like Internet Explorer navigation event, receiving a message, or ms outlook new mail indication sounds) generally WOULD NOT HAPPEN (so they would not interupt your music) while a file was playing in winamp. This function seems to have gone away. It would be great if this was an option that could be enabled or disabled in preferences (e.g., something like: "Mute/Disable all other output from windows/your machine while media is playing."

For now, if it's really important to me, I'll just go to the windows control panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Properties > Sounds and change the Sound scheme to "No Sounds."

It would just be nice to not have to go back and forth to the control panel like that.

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Old 23rd July 2005, 16:41   #2
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i think kernel streaming output plugin is the way to go. kernel
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Old 24th July 2005, 01:12   #3
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That looks like it'd do the trick. I downloaded it, put it in my plugins folder, loaded Winamp 5.08e, went to prefs, set out_ks.dll as my output plugin... tried to play a track and it crashed (caused an error that caused winamp to crash).

I tried various tracks various times. I browsed the thread on the plugin but didn't see troubleshooting info.

Might check into more later if no one else has ideas.

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Old 24th July 2005, 04:30   #4
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what caused the crash? when you get the windows crash, click more info.


appname:
version:
modname: ???.dll <-- is this the same as the kernel output dll file?
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Old 25th July 2005, 09:35   #5
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AppName: winamp.exe
AppVer: 5.0.0.8
ModName: out_ks.dll <- yes, the kernal output dll
ModVer: 0.0.0.0
Offset: 00005b0b
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Old 25th July 2005, 16:47   #6
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hmm, could you post system specs

on the second page of HA thread " I think kernel streaming only works in Windows 2000/XP (and *maybe* Me). I'm pretty sure Windows98SE won't work."

the only thing i saw in the HA thread was msvcr70.dll (do you have it in your system32 folder?)
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Old 25th July 2005, 20:01   #7
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Wave-out

under win98 with most soundcard drivers you don't need kernel output - waveout will do the work and use the soundcard exclusevely - like kernel output on XP
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Old 26th July 2005, 02:01   #8
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Dell 300M, WinXp, SP2 build 2600, Pentium M 1.2 Ghz, 640 MB Ram, 270MB available phyical memory, Page file space 1.5 gb. My built in sound is: "SigmaTel C-Major Audio."

msvcr70.dll is in my system32 directory (and I didn't get that error, as was described in the plugin's related thread you gave earlier).

So, in Win98 waveout used the soundcard exclusevely?! THAT must be why I was "positive" that winamp USED TO block other sounds. The good 'ol days.
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Old 28th July 2005, 06:13   #9
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Yeah, I finally just went into Windows control panel and turned off the most common event sounds. I can live without them I guess outside of Winamp. Not an ideal solution, but for now it works.
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