Internet, Networking, & Security Home Networking How to Play Music in TeamSpeak 3 on PC Listen to music while using TeamSpeak on Windows By Paul Gil Writer Paul Gil, a former Lifewire writer who is also known for his dynamic internet and database courses and has been active in technology fields for over two decades. our editorial process Paul Gil Updated December 06, 2019 Peter Muller / Getty Images Home Networking The Wireless Connection Routers & Firewalls Network Hubs ISP Broadband Ethernet Installing & Upgrading Wi-Fi & Wireless Tweet Share Email It's possible to play music in TeamSpeak for Windows with the help of Winamp Media Player. That way, you and your friends can listen to the same tunes while you chat without any annoying background noise. Instructions in this article apply to TeamSpeak 3 for Windows 10, 8, and 7. How to Play Music in TeamSpeak To listen to music and chat at the same time in TeamSpeak, run multiple instances of the program. The first copy of TeamSpeak will be your regular voice connection, and the second copy will stream music from Winamp. This setup requires you to change your Windows system settings and install some extra software. Download the latest version of Winamp and install it on your computer. Download and install Virtual Audio Cable (VAC). When you install VAC, it designates itself as the default playback device. Click the speaker icon in the taskbar and select your speakers to turn them back on. Go to the Windows search bar, enter System Config, then select System Configuration. Select the Tools tab. Select Change UAC Settings. Select Launch. Move the slider on the left to Never Notify, then select OK. Download and install Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider (DSEO). During setup of DSEO, select Enable Test Mode, then select Next. You will be prompted to restart your computer. You must restart the computer before you can continue. Open Winamp and select Options > Preferences. The keyboard shortcut for Preferences is Ctrl+P. In the Winamp Preferences dialog box, go to the left pane and select Output, then choose Null DirectSound Output. In the Null DirectSound Output Settings dialog box, select the device drop-down arrow and choose Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable), then select OK. Right-click the TeamSpeak 3 shortcut icon on your desktop and select Properties. Add -nosingleinstance (preceded by a space) to the end of the text in the Target field. It should look like this: "C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win64.exe" -nosingleinstance Adding the command -nosingleinstance to a shortcut allows multiple instances of the program to run simultaneously. Select Apply, then select OK. You may be prompted to provide your Windows administrator password. Launch TeamSpeak and connect to a server using your regular voice ID login, then double-click the TeamSpeak 3 desktop shortcut to open another instance of TeamSpeak in a separate window. In the second copy of TeamSpeak, connect to the same server as your first login, but change the user Nickname to Jukebox as this second login will be your music player. In the second instance of TeamSpeak (Jukebox), go to Tools > Options. The keyboard shortcut is Alt+P. Select Capture, then select the Capture Device drop-down arrow and choose Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable). Select Continuous Transmission, then select the following check boxes: Echo ReductionEcho CancellationAdvanced OptionsRemove Background NoiseAutomatic Gain Control Select Apply, then select OK. Now when you play music from Winamp, it will stream from the Jukebox for other TeamSpeak users to hear. While time-consuming, this setup is preferable to playing music on your speakers while trying to chat. These settings are not saved when you close TeamSpeak, so repeat steps 15 through 20 each time you log in. It is easiest to leave your two IDs logged in when you are away from the keyboard. Ask the server admin to create an AFK channel for you to park your logins so that you never have to log out. Tips for Playing Music in TeamSpeak 3 There are a few extra steps you can take to improve the sound quality: On the Jukebox, mute your regular chat ID to avoid an echo.Mute the speakers for the Jukebox to prevent the music from playing twice in your headphones.Keep the music volume low and let other users manually turn up the volume on their end. If another TeamSpeak user mutes the music player, they will also mute your chat account. This is because TeamSpeak associates your IP address with both logins.