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Subject: Re: Windows audio "pass-through"
From: Chris Holt (chris_at_holtmail.net)
Try double clicking the speaker icon in the system tray and when the mixer comes up, go to Options > Properties and click the Recording option. Make sure Mic and Line in boxes are checked below. After you OK this box you should see sliders for various recording sources and enabling checkboxes at the bottom. Try selecting Line or Mic or even Mix Out (sometimes labeled Stereo Out, until you hear the Archos.
If that dosen't work, you may be cursed with a half duplex soundcard. But there might be ways around this too. Get back to us if it dosen't work for you, or if I've completely confused things.
--- Sweth Chandramouli <rockbox_at_astaroth.sweth.net> wrote:
> Hmm... I feel odd that all of my posts to this list aren't
>about Rockbox per se, but that's because for the most part Rockbox just
>works, whereas I can't seem to find any useful info about the Archos or
>Windows media anywhere else. So let me know if these sorts of questions
>are inappropriate for the list.
> Anyway. I'm looking for a way to play music from my
>Archos through the speakers on my (Windows, unfortunately) PC at work.
>Because of how much power the USB connection uses, I'd rather not mount
>the Archos and play music off of it that way; I'd rather connect the
>analog out from the Archos to the audio in of the PC, and just have
>some app do a "pass-through" of the signal to the speakers. But I
>can't find any app that does that, other than the Windows "Sound
>Recorder" accessory, which also then burns CPU and disk space by
>actually recording the music to disk. Anyone know of a nice lightweight
>Windows app that can do what I want?
>Sweth Chandramouli Idiopathic Systems Consulting
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