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    Confused on multiple Speaker Clients

    Hey all,

    I have multiple sound cards in my HS PC. The main card is for HS announcements. Usually a .wav file followed by HS test to speech. My second card is for MP3's. I have a Speaker instance for announcements (called "Master") and an instance for the 2nd card (called "Winamp".)

    The Master instance boots up with HS. If I'm listening to MP3's, I don't get the .wav file play or even the announcement on the second sound card.

    I tried firing up the second instance ("Winamp") of the speaker client on startup of HS, but then I don't get any .wav file actions. i.e. - scripts that play a .wav and then do an announcement just announce, with no .wav.

    Using "Master:*" in my playwavfileEX was giving me errors in the log.

    I'm probably not explaining this well, as there are a million potential variables to figure this out. Bottom line is: here's what I'm looking for:

    Whatever is played (.wav or text to speech) should pass through all the soundcards on my pc, all the time.

    Thoughts?

    #2
    This has been discussed already, and some helptickets have been placed by users. This is related to speaker app using an non-documented feature of Windows media player, and relying totaly on Media Player.

    In my setting, the only way to have a speaker instance play Wav files on another soudboard than the system's default, is to change the system's default sound output before launching the speaker instance.
    1 default system sound is sounboard 1, launch the speaker instance 1 with TTS ans wav set to output 1
    2 Change the system's default sound output to soundboard 2.
    3 launch speaker instance 2 with TTS ans wav set to output 2 with TTS ans wav set to output 2
    4 Change back the system's default sound output to soundboard 2.

    There is a little application named "quick sound" that you will find here http://www.toflo.de:80/Downloads/Too...eng/index.html and that will help .
    I use it to change the audio output before and after I launch the speaker app in the startup script. I could send you the code.

    This is a major bug for my system, as old as Homeseer 2...
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