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Windows Media Player + TeamSpeak Client Tutorial

Dear visitor, in this thread we are going to cover these topics:

 • installing a virtual audio software on your computer;
 • configuring your default media player app to stream;
 • setting up your personal teamspeak music bot.

When you are done configuring the TeamSpeak 3 Client, feel free to look up our Server Privileges!

DISCLAIMER: If you do not want to install additional software on your PC you can still stream audio using Stereo Mix, but it will pick up literally all the audio that you're listening to on your PC, not just the audio feed coming from the Media Player application itself. Don't say I did not warn you!!


 – Have TeamSpeak 3 installed (tutorial here).

Optional readings:

Virtual Audio Cables
 – How to exclude Audio from your Stream/Recording;
 – How to Split up System Sound in OBS.

TeamSpeak Music Streaming
 – How to play music in Teamspeak 3 on a Computer;
 – How to stream Sounds from System into TS.


Download VB-CABLE Virtual Audio Device 4.3 from (there's an orange download button in the middle of the page, and next to it a "Click here" additional download link if the first one doesn't work), their home page also contains a brief explanation of how this software operates.

Extract the contents of the .zip file, right-click VBCABLE_Setup_x64.exe (if you are on a 64 bit System, otherwise use VBCABLE_Setup.exe instead) and click "Run as Administrator" > Install Driver > [Windows Security] Install.

Device Configuration (optional):

Right-click on your speaker icon in the system tray and click Sounds, then move to the Playback tab. From there you can double click on the new playback device and it will open its properties: I usually rename it to "Line 1, Input" and change its icon to the one with the two red/white jacks (browse to C:\Windows\system32\mmres.dll to be able to select it). Do the same in the Recording tab, renaming the new device to "Line 1, Output" and selecting the same icon.

Media Player Configuration:

My default Media Player app is called WinAmp but for this tutorial I will use a more common one: Windows Media Player. You must open Tools > Options > Devices > double-click Speakers > select Line 1, Input as the audio device. To make sure that this change is fully applied, close your Media Player and re-open it.

Notice: if you try to play a song you will not hear anything yet. This is correct because we will actually use TeamSpeak to listen to the audio stream (this way you can assess the quality of your stream). If you would like to go back to normal, all you have to do is revert the audio device setting and restart the Media Player.

TeamSpeak Configuration:

First of all you must create a new identity: go to Tools > Identities > Create: Name "Music Bot" Nickname "Shark's Music". Then you must add a new Capture profile, go to Tools > Options > Capture > click on the '+' icon on the bottom: Profile Name "Music Bot" > Ok. Select the new profile and configure it: Capture Mode "Line 1, Output" then select "Continuous Transmission" and click Apply.

Now all that's left to do is combining the things above and start streaming music (remember to join a channel that has Opus Music codec otherwise the music will sound terrible, because the standard channels are optimized for voice only). I usually join our TeamSpeak Server through the bookmark feature, this way I can fully dedicate the Connect menu solely to connect my music bot with a couple clicks.

Click Connections > Connect > Nickname "Shark's Music", click the More button: Identity "Music Bot", Capture Profile "Music Bot", Sound Pack "Sounds deactivated" > click on In New Tab to connect your Music Bot with a second identity on a second tab of TeamSpeak (whilst being connected at the same time with your main identity in the first tab).

Notice: the advantage is that the menu stays configured for the music bot so with a couple clicks you can connect it to the server, but nothing stops you to create a secondary bookmark that will use the music bot identity to join the server in a new tab and on a specific channel (eg. go directly to Music).

Now keep in mind that you are still in the second tab (the Music Bot's tab), you have to join the channel where your main account is; upon joining you will start to hear the music playing. It is a good idea to mute your main account from the second tab (right-click your main user > Mute Client) otherwise you may hear yourself twice when you speak. Finally make sure to switch to your first tab, where you will be able to talk through your normal account whilst the secondary account keeps streaming music to the channel.

Headset icon notice: if you want your Music Bot to sport a fancy headset icon on the right, message me or ask a TeamSpeak administrator to assign the "Music" Server Group to the bot.

Audio Levels Tweaking:

To reduce the volume of the music being streamed you need to right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray and click Open Volume Mixer. From there you have to select Line 1, Input from the dropdown menu and then you can decrease the Media Player's volume: moving this slider will change the volume of the Music Bot so everyone in the channel will notice the difference.

My suggestion is to keep the volume low because in my personal experience if it's set to maximum it can become scratchy (feel free to do your own tests, perhaps Metal isn't really the most suitable type of music to test audio levels after all In Windows Media Player you can get the same result if you tweak the volume slider available inside the app:

If you would like to change the volume just for you instead, make sure you're always within the first tab of TeamSpeak (main identity), right-click on the Music Bot > Change Volume (this setting is saved and remains set even after restarting TeamSpeak, if you'd like to reset it instead just click on the Restore button).

Our music channels are set to the best quality, but don't worry if your upload bandwidth is low: streaming and listening to music in TeamSpeak at maximum quality (Opus Music encoding) only uses 13 kiloBytes per second in upload (streaming) and download (listening).

If you still struggle with setting up your Music Bot after this tutorial, feel free to comment below and I'll be happy to help you figure out the problem. Also if you would like your Music Bot to have a custom headphones icon in TeamSpeak, you have to ask an administrator to assign it the "Music" Server Group.

For any trouble or concern feel free to submit a new reply under this post!!
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