Detour
Detour 1.5.5
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Detour lets you control where audio from all your programs is going. Whether you send it to your speakers, your headphones, or mute it all together, you're in charge.

Detour allows you to send audio to different output devices on an application-specific basis. What does that mean exactly? It means you can:
  • Send music from iTunes to your external speakers and keep the annoying beeps and blips of iChat going through your computer's built-in speaker.
  • Mute any application's sounds all together.
  • Change the volume of some applications relative to others. Make your email
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Sim Dorsey commented on 14 Aug 2007
Detour is great if you are a laptop DJ.

My setup is simple, I route quicktime audio through a usb sound card (sound blaster), and iTunes audio through the computers audio out, and can then fade between the two, simple as that.

The price is also great, except I paid for the app one week before they made it free :-|.
[Version 1.5.5]


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bmscavo commented on 18 Feb 2007
Not yet. :(
[Version 1.5.5]


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bmscavo commented on 15 Sep 2006
Detour is a nice app. Good features all-inclusive. In my experience, it's missing better volume controls (it's a pain to go through the menu for each app, and into the preference pane for the device volumes.

Lastly, and most importantly for everyone's info:

Detour is now discontinued, unsupported, and abandoned by Rogue Amoeba Software.

Reference: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/

I am now looking for an alternative application, and I have yet to find something comparable. Anyone have any suggestions?
[Version 1.5.5]

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tekl replied on 16 Feb 2007
Do you have found an alternative?
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jun 2005
First off, I love Detour, and have been using it since day one, but this version requires the exclusion of more apps than I've ever encountered. I do not know if this is result of it being designed for the upcoming 10.4.2 or not, but it troublesome for me in 10.4.1.
[Version 1.5.4]


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Don Osborne commented on 19 Apr 2005
A very cool, useful little app. I just wish you could apply a systemwide eq with it.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Apr 2005
Wow. Very cool. A video version of Detour would be nice too ;)
[Version 1.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Oct 2004
Every app that RAS makes rocks! Hey Rudy, thanks for placing the version number discreetly in the corner. RAS is company that listens--implements--and provides constant improvements. I love 'em.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2004
Rudy,

Thanks...I found it, but I wish that RAS would follow Unsanity's lead and simply have in the corner of the first window plainly in sight. BTW, this is the best version yet and I'm using it to its full extent and loving it!
[Version 1.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Oct 2004
I enjoy RAS's software, but I do have one grievance with this release--it does not show the version in its window. Yes, it calls home, and I don't care about that to tell you that you have the latest version, but it does not tell you the bloody version! Danger Will Robinson--Danger. Other than that, what can say but five stars.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Oct 2004
the version number is in the about box
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Oct 2004
Nice shareware...

(Impossible??) Request:

Allow me to route all audio (i.e. DVD Player, among others) to my Airport Express, and I'll REALLY be grateful. :-D
[Version 1.5.1]


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Pascalpp had trouble on 10 Jun 2005
Detour is awesome, but for some reason it is conflicting with GraphicConverter on my machine (Dual 2.3 G5 running 10.4.1). GraphicConverter bounces and bounces but never finishes launching. Adding GC to Detour's exclude list fixes the problem. YMMV.
[Version 1.5.3]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Jun 2005
Had the same issue with Graphic Convertor...thanks for the tip.
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:14 Oct 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Detour lets you control where audio from all your programs is going. Whether you send it to your speakers, your headphones, or mute it all together, you're in charge.

Detour allows you to send audio to different output devices on an application-specific basis. What does that mean exactly? It means you can:
  • Send music from iTunes to your external speakers and keep the annoying beeps and blips of iChat going through your computer's built-in speaker.
  • Mute any application's sounds all together.
  • Change the volume of some applications relative to others. Make your email client's alerts quieter, and you'll never again be jarred from work just to receive spam.
When you use Detour, you can choose between your speakers, headphones, built-in speaker, iMic, MiniDisc player or anything else which the system sees as an audio output and send it the audio from a specific application. Along the way, you can adjust the volume as well.


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