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Playing music during Skype call with a Mac

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Novel Adventurer

Does anyone know how I can mix in system audio, like music from iTunes or music from a youtube video, into a Skype call?


Unfortunately, Wiretap Anywhere does not seem to support OS 10.7 or above. I've been reading about software like Soundflower, LineIn, Nicecast and Ladiocast, but the people using that stuff are broadcasting on a web radio station (ds106 Radio) so I may not need as many features as them. Is there a simple way to mix in one music source into a 2-person Skype call? Thanks!


I'm on Mac OS 10.7.4 and Skype 5.8. 



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Novel Adventurer

Hi Did you ever figure this out? I have the same problem. Cheers.

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Novel Adventurer

Hi Did you ever figure this out? I have the same problem. Cheers.

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Novel Adventurer

I figured it out but not in a satisfactory way. I followed the insturctions from this tutorial ( and used Soundflower and LineIn (both are free). It gave me a nano-second delay in my voice, which was workable but not desirable.


Funny thing, when I compared this solution to the old fashion analog solution--place a speaker with music next to the same mic (Blue Snowball) I'm talking into--the other party said the old fashion method sounded as good, maybe better. So that's what I'm doing at the moment. (Note: I'm coaching music so audio quality is important; plus, I only did one test comparision so I should do more.)


I had a conversation with Rogue Amoeba tech support. They recommended Audio Hijack Pro (free), which is on my list to do. If you give this a try, please let us know. Here are their instructions (looks like you also need Soundflower):

1) Set up a session in Audio Hijack Pro with the Input as your microphone and output as Soundflower.

2) In this session, set an Application Mixer effect to add in the audio you want on your chat.

3) In Skype, set your Input as Soundflower in the Sound settings.


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Novel Tourist

Dude you are a saint! I tried evrything to get this to work and no luck! When I read the instructions from AudioHiJack it worked like a charm!:bigsmile:

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