How do you have one program with audio output override anouther?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by TRADERguy, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. I use an audio newswire service from need to know news They use a player from these people:

    This is the only program I have running on a Pentium III, 1 gig, Dell Dimension 4100 with 512 RAM, & Windows 2K w/service pack 4. The sound card is a Creative Sound Blaster PCI; I could open the case if more details are needed.

    I would like to play music (mp3s) on the computer and have the newswire play (override the music) every time there is a headline. Does anyone know a way to do this?


  2. bighog

    bighog Guest

    if i were you and with Christmas coming. Reward yourself with a new pc......:D
  3. Unless the newswire player has settings to interrupt active audio data streams it can't be done. Besides, if this is your trading box, do you really want bog it down with audio, let alone multiple audio? IMHO a trading box is just that. Anything else gets it's own box... time for another PC.

    Happy Chrismaqwanzaka to you and yours.
  4. Intersting question... Found one garage shop guy doing something like this but its not a product - but maybe some does have one that is...




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    blah blah blah - but it does what you ask... i think...

    went to google and put in Audio Channel Priority and found a number of things besides this...

    here is link


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  7. Guys,

    This is my backup computer. As I stated in my first post, the only thing that runs on it is the newswire service.
  8. I had a feeling that it was going to come down to an external switch. If I can find a switch, anyone have any ideas how I can get two audio signals out of the same computer? If I get a 2nd sound card can I get the newswire service to run on one and have the player playing MP3s running through the other card?
  9. I do keep the old ones...except I parted ways with my old 286 and 386 :) . If I ran the music on a 3rd computer, any ideas on how to get the headline to override the music?


  10. TRADERguy..

    no I am sorry.


    Michael B.

    #10     Dec 3, 2005