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  • mileon
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Hello @all

Thx for foobar player! I love foobar and i need no other player. I miss only one: a audio output device switcher for the toolbar

Bye!

P.S. Sorry for my english
  • Last Edit: 13 June, 2011, 01:13:22 PM by mileon

  • Krusnik
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #1
I have been searching for this exact thing.

I change my output 4-5 times a day and it would be awesome if there was a way to change that without going into preferences.

  • dhromed
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #2
I change my output 4-5 times a day.


Your circumstances and needs are probably very different from mine, but I can't think of a situation where you'd have to switch outputs so often. Understanding the use case will probably help in getting what you want . You're an audio engineer and have multiple sound cards attached to variety of output systems...?

  • Krusnik
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #3
I have two sound cards. One hooked to my speakers for my television/entertainment system and one thru my desktop speakers for my computer.

I'm just looking for a faster/easily way to switch output.

Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #4
Do you know that there is a hidden main menu entry "choose output device" which you can bind to a button or hotkey? If you activate this button/hotkey then the prefrence page for output will be shown with an already opened dropdown list of the output devices.
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  • dhromed
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #5
Passive input switches like these are completely analog, so if you hook 'em up in "reverse" you have an output switch. You may want to get one that isn't fashioned out of pudding, though.

  • Krusnik
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #6
Do you know that there is a hidden main menu entry "choose output device" which you can bind to a button or hotkey? If you activate this button/hotkey then the prefrence page for output will be shown with an already opened dropdown list of the output devices.

Oh wow, I'll have to check this out. I was not aware! This helps a lot. I think this pretty much resolves my issue. However, I would still be in support of a toolbar/ui element that allows you to switch on the main gui.

As far as the input switchers, that could be a solution, but I'm more looking for a software component or hotkey or something.
  • Last Edit: 28 September, 2011, 12:15:25 PM by Krusnik

  • shakey_snake
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Feature request: audio output switcher in toolbar
Reply #7
Due to how the Window's audio stack enumerates different output devices, there's not viable way to do more than what is already done.
Sorry.

If I had the chat logs from 2 years ago when we discussed this I could give a more detailed answer.
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