changing system audio device from max


    Apr 21 2006 | 9:12 am

    • Apr 21 2006 | 9:26 am
      I asked this question recently too, and I'm still
      hoping for an answer; it would be useful to be able to
      do this when outputting via speech objects,
      cheers
      Roger
    • Apr 22 2006 | 12:16 pm
      if you're on osx you can do this with applescript. but it'll be pretty
      slow switching and you'll need to check the 'enable access for
      assistive devices' in systemprefs/universal access for it to work.
      probably possible to also do this with the terminal command defaults
      write com.apple.sound... or something similar but i haven't tried that.
      example scripts below.
      >> shell object? what command?
      --save as outputDeviceInternal.scpt in home dir (make different scripts
      for each device and just change the first line)
      set outputDevice to "Internal speakers"
      tell application "System Preferences"
      activate
      set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.sound"
      tell application "System Events"
      tell process "System Preferences"
      tell tab group 1 in window "sound"
      click radio button "Output"
      repeat with r in every row of table 1 of scroll area 1
      if (value of text field 1 of r) is equal to outputDevice then
      select r
      end if
      end repeat
      end tell
      end tell
      end tell
      end tell
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