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Feature request: Headset to Speaker Audio


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Hello developers and fellow vPilot users,

 

As I run my flightsim audio through my speakers and my VATSIM voice through my headset during departure and arrival, I have to switch vPilot's audio output setting from my headset to my speakers during cruise, and back again during the descent. (As is often done in real life) Would it be possible to add a little toggle switch on the main UI to switch between two pre-determined audio devices to make this process a little more seamless?

 

I would love to hear what the devs think of this.

 

Regards

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This is something that has been requested once or twice in the past, but I haven't gotten the sense that it's a feature a lot of users would benefit from, so I haven't added it. I've made a note of the request though.

 

Ernesto, how does FSInn's intercom feature work?

Developer: vPilot, VRC, vSTARS, vERAM, VAT-Spy

Senior Controller, Boston Virtual ARTCC

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This is something that has been requested once or twice in the past, but I haven't gotten the sense that it's a feature a lot of users would benefit from, so I haven't added it. I've made a note of the request though.

 

Ernesto, how does FSInn's intercom feature work?

I can't speak for how the FSInn intercom used to work, as I never used that feature. I'm hopeful to see it implemented in vPilot someday, however!

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  • 4 weeks later...

It works like this in FSInn

To start, there are 3 sound devices to configure, not just for headset and microphone, but also for speakers:

 

fsinn-sounddevices.PNG

 

Then there is a little floating voicepanel, where you can select which com radio to use, and also to route the voice output over the speakers instead of the headset.

 

fsinn-com1-headset-only.PNG

 

If you click on the little speaker next to com1 (the left one), it will route the voice output over the speakers.

 

fsinn-com1-headset-plus-speaker.PNG

 

I also think that's a very handy feature, if you need to step away for a few seconds and put your headset down. But you will still hear the controller calling you.

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I hate to resurrect a 4-year-old post, but I want to vote up this feature as well. Once things quiet down in the climb, I switch FS2Crew off headset with a voice command "I'm going on headset"/"I'm going to speaker". It would be nice to have a feature to tie vPilot audio output changes to a key command or, as would be most useful to myself, a specified LVAR. I'd be interested if I could set the LVAR for the PMDG 737NGX SPKR button to toggle it. Perhaps name two outputs in settings for Headset and for Speaker.

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The ability to easily toggle between two different output devices is already on the wish list.

As for LVARs, they are not accessible via SimConnect, so that level of integration probably won't happen. If/when I add the output device toggle feature, I could add a SimConnect custom client event to trigger it, and then someone could write a module that watches the PMDG LVAR and raises that event.

Developer: vPilot, VRC, vSTARS, vERAM, VAT-Spy

Senior Controller, Boston Virtual ARTCC

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