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Wanted: "Muter" program
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Mercator
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Mar 11, 2004, 12:17 PM
 
I listen to a lot of internet radio and the commercials are driving me nuts. Hitting mute works fine, but I often forget to un-mute. Is there an app out there that will drop the sound for a specified amount of time? This can be system-wide, not application specific.

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Mar 11, 2004, 04:27 PM
 
Originally posted by Mercator:
I listen to a lot of internet radio and the commercials are driving me nuts. Hitting mute works fine, but I often forget to un-mute. Is there an app out there that will drop the sound for a specified amount of time? This can be system-wide, not application specific.

Merc
You could do this in an AppleScript pretty easily.

Code:
set currentVolume to get (sound volume) -- get current value set volume 0 -- mute do shell script ("sleep 30") -- sleep 30 seconds set volume currentVolume -- put volume back
You'll need the Jon's Commands to do the "sound volume" part, but otherwise it should be ok. This is untested, so your miles may vary.
Mac Pro 2x 2.66 GHz Dual core, Apple TV 160GB, two Windows XP PCs
     
Mercator  (op)
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Mar 11, 2004, 06:16 PM
 
Thanks Arkham, I'll give that a try. This will be my first foray into AS.

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