Piping audio output from one source to another - any apps?

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  1. Tenex

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    ISTR this is possible with Audio Hijack Pro(?) or similar but does anyone know of/used a free app that would capture an MP3 stream and pipe it to Skype?

    I have a few short clips of conversation I want to send to someone via Skype. Looking in my Apps > Audio folder I have Wavepad, Wiretap Pro, Amadeus Pro and Audacity but given my ignorance of audio apps I don't know where to start. :confused:
     
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    I was going to suggest Audio Hijack Pro also but not sure of any free ones.

    In fact, put the MP3 on your iPhone and play it through the speaker next to the Mic for Skype. Is that cheating :)
     
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    AH Pro would be cheaper than buying an iPhone though ;)

    I have contemplated holding my Skype phone up to the iMac but its too difficult :rotfl: and the sound would vary as I hit the ADD limit :thumbsup:
     
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    Couldn't you just zip-up the MP3 and send it to them, or do you only want them to listen and not keep it?
     
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    No, its to someone using Skype via a mobile phone not via a Mac/PC.
     
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    I thought you could play audio on your mac in itunes and it would be heard at the other end through skype.

    I've had a few PS3 sessions where we used skype as comms and my MP3s on itunes were heard by the others.

    Try it your self skypeing to your own mobile number and see.
     
  7. Tenex

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    AFAIK doing that would only work through using the onboard speakers and mic? Otherwise you'd have a very cheap way of setting up a new low cost international radio station ;) ?
     
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    LOL.

    You're right though, and it sounds dreadful. Just tried it.

    I think I was doing it before on a macbook, where the speakers and mic were closer, so it didn't sound as bad.
     
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    Yeah on an iMac the distance between the two makes it impractical, or at least there'd be lots of extraneous sounds getting in too.
     

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