Program to Mute Other Programs

jakecaptive

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Is there a program or such that I can use to "mute" other programs, such as Safari? That would prevent it from playing sounds from Flash sites and the like. Generally Safari shouldn't make sounds so I just want to cut it off for ever.

Is that possible?

Thanks.
 

barhar

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'Generally Safari shouldn't make sounds so I just want to cut it off for ever.', is not a valid statement. Generally, any current web browser (such as 'Safari', 'Camino', 'Firefox', 'Mozilla', 'iCab', 'OmniWeb', Opera', 'Shiira', etc.) supports a variety of graphic, sound, and video formats. One such video format being '.swf' files - also known as, 'Flash' files.

A web browser interrupts the HTML code of the visited web page. If a sound, graphic, or video file reference is embedded within a visited web page's HTML code, one will then experience such.

'Is there a program or such that I can use to "mute" other programs, such as Safari?' ... 'Is that possible?', yes and yes - it (the application you seek) is built in every MacOS X release. 'System Preferences' 'Sound' utility. Click on the 'mute' check box.
 

kainjow

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You could also use Audio Hijack to hijack Safari's sound output, and then you can mute the app's output.
 

texanpenguin

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Neither of those are good solutions.

I'm with the poster: a good site should never rely on audio. I have iTunes playing all the time, and I HATE a site deciding that it should just PLAY music.

There should be application-specific audio controls, and a third party program that could do that (and not have to remain open like Audio Hijack does) would be very cool.
 
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