Simple Trick to Stream music on Gtalk and Yahoo Messenger

Google talk or simply GTalk and yahoo messengers, the favorite chat clients can now be used to play songs too. This can be done by using a simple trick which will make you stream music so that you can make your friend listen to what you are listening. In this way both can listen to same song from the same source.

In GTalk:

This cool trick is implemented by making use of the "Call" feature in Gtalk. This can be done in the following way:

  1. First open your Volume Control by clicking on the speaker icon in your system tray or accessing it through Control Panel.
  2. Open Options > Properties from the resultant window. This will open a window which has 2 radio buttons called Play back and Recording.
  3. Select the Recording radio button and press OK.
  4. This will open the window as in the image below.                                          gtalksongs                                                                                                                             Just select Microphone or Stereo Mix ( Note: Try both and go with the one that works ) and Press OK.
  5. Simply Call your friend and when he accepts the call you can see that your window shows volume of your mic as high which indicates that the song is streaming.
  6. That’s it..! Enjoy the music and share your enjoyment too.

In Yahoo Messenger:

The same procedure can be followed in yahoo messenger too. You can even do this in a conference so that all your friends can hear to the music you play at a time.

You can also try this trick in other Instant Messengers. Tell me if this works with any other IM’s and Till then..

Happy Streaming..!

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August 20, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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