How to make Soundboard Prank Calls using Skype
I know this is pretty off-topic in my blog, but I wanted to share it with you :)
I was wondering: how to play sounds in skype when calling someone? Yeah like on those youtube videos featuring soundboard prank calls of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I just found how to. Is not that I want to do it… really… I mean, I haven’t done it in my life… ever.
But ok. Let’s start with what you need.
- You need Skype, obviously.
- A fair set of wav/mp3/whatever-extension-you-want clips, you can find lots here
- Windows 7 for this howto
First, go to start > control panel > hardware and sound > sound > recording. Right-click anywhere to show a menu and click on “show disabled devices”… “Stereo Mix” will appear. Right click on Stereo Mix and click on enable.
Now open Skype. If Skype asks you to add “Stereo Mix” click on yes.
Click on “Settings” and then click on the microphone button. Select “Stereo Mix” from the popup menu. What you’re doing right here is telling skype to use the sounds that are being played on the computer over a call.
You’re done! If you want to test it, make a call to the Sound Test Service. It will ask you to say something after the beep and that it will be played back afterwards.
Just open the sound clip file you want (play it), it will be played on the call (give it a try).
This howto was obviously made to have some fun with your friends.
I hope that you don’t know that skype lets you call to Toll-Free numbers in the US for free and that you can actually make free prank calls with skype. oops
Until next time :)