Need virtual sound card software for piping audio in a virtual machine

I need to stream some audio files to our Content Delivery Network, like an internet-based radio station.

To save on hardware, I was hoping I could stream the audio files using a virtual machine. The plan was to put several weeks of audio in a loop. I do not know of an encoder that would be able to do this, so I considered using Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE). FMLE only streams what comes out of the sound card, so I was hoping I could use an application/driver that would pipe the audio from the player application like iTunes to FMLE encoder without a sound card. I'm using Windows 7 Professional.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've tried a number of pieces of software, e2eSoft, Jack, VBCable... no joy yet.
Thanks
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Virtual machines do not normally have a sound card.  I believe that VMWARE Workstation /Player support audio but hyper-V doesn't

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The majority of applications, will expect to have hardware present.

This could be achieved with VMware vSphere and using VM Direct I/O e.g. PCI Passthrough, but seems a lot of hardware to have for a single VM.
Evan HinesCommented:
try Microsofts web platform installer. in there is media services. see if that will work.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks guys, since we're using HyperV, I just bought a used 1U server and a good audio card, so I should be all set.
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