Rough example, acceptable:
Teamspeak (VOIP App) and EVE-Online (or any other game) are running. I want to hear my teamates more than the game, but do not want to mute the game completely. So it is setup that when TS wants to play sound, the PC raises TS sound level to 100% and drops EVE to 0% sound.
Better example, concurrent apps:
TS, EVE, and Internet Radio (or another music app) are running. EVE and internet radio are playing together nicely (and they do), however I still want to hear my teammates. So the setup is such that when TS plays sound it mutes EVERYTHING else, in this case being EVE and the audio app.
Awesome, probably unlikely:
TS, Internet Radio, and a game with intermittent sound is running. So we set things us where TS is priority 1, Game is Priority 2, and Internet Radio is in the doghouse with Priority 3. When TS plays sound it mutes everything, when game plays sound it mutes the music but cannot override TS. As stated the music is in the doghouse so all it gets to mute is crickets outside.
I am aware of selective program audio leveling with the Mixer in Windows 7 and it honestly does a good job of running everything concurrently, but auto-mute would be cool.
Edited by bigalexe, 20 December 2009 - 07:33 PM.