Redirect audio output from WMP into audio input line from microphone.
Posted on 2013-05-15
I'm trying to find some software (preferably freeware) that will redirect the audio output from an application such as Windows Media Player (WMP) away from my PC speakers and into the audio input line from my microphone.
For example, I currently use an on-screen phone and I need a way to play segments of various audio files so that the person with whom I'm speaking can hear them clearly — sort of like the audio you hear when you are on-hold with someone but in this case, be able to play the audio without being on-hold.
With the software, I need the ability to stop or start the audio or change audio files while I'm on a call just as I can with WMP when I'm not on a call. And obviously, I'm looking for a way to accomplish this internally rather than: out through my PC speakers > through the air and > back into the mic.
The on-screen phone on my PC (desktop) is called Vonage Companion (VC). I've talked to Vonage tech support but have been told they don't know of a way, using the VC software, to do what I want. However, I'm hopeful that there is a software solution which inserts the WMP output into the mic audio input line before it gets to VC — so VC essentially sees the combined (mic & WMP) signal as though it's a single line in.
By the way, VC has conference call capability. One option I've tried is installing a completely separate on-screen phone (with a separate phone number) on a separate computer (laptop). I then got a 12" male-male (3.5 mm) cable from RadioShack and inserted one end in the laptop headphone jack and the other end in the laptop mic jack. I then placed a call to someone with my PC VC :) and the second call to the laptop. After the three-way conference connection was established, I began playing the audio file on the laptop WMP. The two of us on the conference call could hear bits and pieces of the laptop audio but the quality was terrible.
Any suggestions for a better solution are most welcome.
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor 3.20 GHz
Memory: 16.0 GB
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Soundcard: VIA High Definition Audio (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
Driver Version: 188.8.131.5200