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Easier Browser Hijacking With Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.12

Audio Hijack Pro IconWith Audio Hijack Pro, you can capture any audio playing on your Mac, recording it for later listening. In general, this is as simple as selecting the audio-playing application as your source and clicking Record.

However, in the past year or so, hijacking audio from the newest web browsers became more difficult. As we wrote back in April, grabbing audio from Google Chrome and Firefox 4 required a bit more work. As well, since the release of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), grabbing audio from Safari has required a relaunch even if the Instant On component is installed.

No longer! With the release of Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.12, browser hijacking has been greatly improved. Now, to pull audio from Google Chrome, you just need to select it as your source. To pull audio from Firefox 4, you just need to select it as your source. And yes, even to pull audio from Safari, you just need to set it as your source!

For those users that are interested in the details, we’ve added a new hijacking mode called Multi-Process mode to properly handle these web browsers. Multi-Process mode will hijack the audio coming out of an application, as well as the audio from all of its sub-processes. That means all audio from browsers like Chrome, which play audio in secondary processes, will be captured. Excellent!

Your browsers will now work exactly as they should – just like any other standard source. So, if you’re on Mac OS X 10.6 and up, grab the latest Audio Hijack Pro and enjoy.

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