Outputting to specific sound channels?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Oct 1 08:08:55 CEST 2004

Davin Boling wrote:

> I'm a rather new programmer - been messing around with Python for about 
> half a year or so. I play a few online games and run a Teamspeak server. 
> Recently I've found myself wanting to make a "sound board" program that 
> lets me play prerecorded sounds over the microphone channel. :D
> What is the best way to go about doing this? I don't believe there's 
> anything in the standard library that handles this, so I'd *probably* 
> want to use SDL or something similar. Does anyone know of a solution 
> that not only allows you to play sounds from Python, but also output 
> those sounds to a channel other than Wave? (such as Microphone)
> Thanks in advance, I'll toss any worthwhile creations that result from 
> the knowledge your way. ;D

It seems almost churlish to ask if you realise that a microphone is an 
input device.

I presume you want to mix inputs with Python and produce appropriate 
outputs? "snack" comes to mind, though I truly don't know enough to say 
whether it can do what you want.


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