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Windows 7: anyway to use hotkeys to switch sound output?

20 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
anyway to use hotkeys to switch sound output?

I have my computer hooked up to my tv and I use it with media center. Problem is if I am just sitting at my computer I just use my 3.5mm audio out jack for some desktop speakers, but if I am using my media center I put it through SPDIF out to my 7.1 receiver. Is there a way I can set a hotkey to change this so its faster/easier to change the output? Any help at all is great even if its not hotkey related. Thanks.

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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, I've never had to use this, so I wouldn't know if this was the right menu...

If it looks like this: Name:  sound.png
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Then this: Attachment 55415 will do the job.

I can't set it up to switch directly between the audio devices without knowing certain information about your speakers and your card, so this is the best I can do.


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21 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

OK thats a start, but I attached a picture of what my setup looks like... If you could edit that a little bit to make "alt+2" select "speakers / headphones" and "alt +3" select "Digital Output Device (SPDIF)" that would be fantastic. Let me know what you can come up with.


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21 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

This should work for you: Attachment 55514

Best I can do with my programming knowledge. It'll open up the sound dialog, select the audio device based on which shortcut you used, set it to default, and hit OK. Should work, but I only have one audio device, so I couldn't test it... And, it should take less than 2 seconds to switch devices.
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21 Feb 2010   #5

xp / win7 ult
 
 

this would be awesome if it would let me switch from desk sounds to ati hdmi via my tv ..on the fly ......pity it doesnt
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21 Feb 2010   #6

xp / win7 ult
 
 

i stand corrected.....thank you so much .....after reinstalling this i can now change from desktop (headphones) to hdmi sound on my tv in seconds ....works flawlessly .....i should have launched it as admin 1st time around ....cheers.
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21 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
This should work for you: Attachment 55514

Best I can do with my programming knowledge. It'll open up the sound dialog, select the audio device based on which shortcut you used, set it to default, and hit OK. Should work, but I only have one audio device, so I couldn't test it... And, it should take less than 2 seconds to switch devices.

Perfect, that is simply awesome. Thanks a bunch man!
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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No problem.
Tell me if there's any bugs.
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21 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

One last thing... this may be nitpicking a bit and I apologize if it seems that way because you are obviously doing a great job, but is there a way to make it switch between these 2 outputs WITHOUT stealing the focus away from my media center? If that can be done this program would be fantastic.
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21 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I thnk there might be, I'll chech that tomorrow.
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