Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Are there any softphones that do as the title asks?

We've been using 3CX and I've tried Blink, EKiga, X-Lite and a few more which I have forgotten the name of. I can't seem to find any softphone that supports the windows "Mute all other sounds" Or the reduction to 80% etc that you find on the communication tab. The only program I know that does this right is Skype, but skype can't connect to SIP (without an extra service that they charge for). My boss isn't against buying a license for a product, but I don't think he'd go for a contract or per-use fee based product.

I thought X-Lite did the job, but it turns out it only pauses the media player. This wouldn't be that bad except if you have audio coming out of a browser. It doesn't deal with that.

share|improve this question

This might not be the answer you're looking for, but in Windows7, you can quickly mute all applications except specifically selected ones:

  1. Open the audio mixer.
  2. Mute the master volume (main speaker)
  3. Un-mute the volume control for the specific application you want to hear audio from.

This will have the effect you're looking for with any application that plays audio; the primary drawback is that when you're done, you'll need to manually un-mute all of the other applications in the mixer.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .