media player as input of max/msp

Jun 24, 2011 at 9:00am

media player as input of max/msp


do you know if we can “force” max/msp to hear the audio output of winamp, youtube etc ?

Jun 24, 2011 at 9:44am

this is not normally possible directly; most systems require you to re-route your audio ins and outs – it depends on the type of soundcard you are using. A quick fix:
1. look under Options/DSP Settings/IO Mapping to verify your own ins and outs
2. turn all speakers/headphones etc off
3. connect HW audio output to audio input

If you need this simply to ‘record’ audio then another solution might be a free video-ripping utility like Clip Extractor.


Jun 24, 2011 at 4:46pm

[adoutput~] is supposed to do that.

Jun 24, 2011 at 8:09pm

thank you n00b_meister…but unforunatelly my audio card (focusrite saffire 6 usb) has not any HW audio output… also i don t want it just for recording

jan very usefull information but as i have tried and read, adoutput~ takes as inputs the outputs of max/msp and not the outputs of an external player as winamp … but please contact if i have miss something..

Jun 24, 2011 at 9:01pm



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Jun 24, 2011 at 9:07pm

There is also Soundflower for OSX, made by the cyclists themselves :)

Jun 24, 2011 at 11:38pm

@tada : you’re right. haven’t used it for a while and remembered wrongly.

Jun 25, 2011 at 4:25am

@Brendan i thought that you was talking about internal software routing (some audio cards like M-Audio Audiophile give you this possibility) … but although i am really confused about this solution.. if we suppose that we close all the outputs then how a media player can reproduse the sound?

@thank you Tim, that’s the way..

@jan no broblem!


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