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media player as input of max/msp

Jun 24 2011 | 9:00 am


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

Jun 24 2011 | 9:44 am

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 | 4:46 pm

[adoutput~] is supposed to do that.

Jun 24 2011 | 8:09 pm

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 | 9:01 pm



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Jun 24 2011 | 9:07 pm

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

Jun 24 2011 | 11:38 pm

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

Jun 25 2011 | 4:25 am

@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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