Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Tie WMC audio output to HDMI exclusively?

13 Nov 2010   #1
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 
Tie WMC audio output to HDMI exclusively?

I know that this is technically possible and probably is just an unpublished registry setting so here goes:

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 has a remarkable little feature few probably know or care about:
Name:  Untitled.png
Views: 104
Size:  84.1 KB

This little gem allows me to specify which of my sound output devices Windows Media Player uses. When I plant my ample ass in my supple leather desk chair I desire output to my desktop stalwart Altec-Lansing ACS90's by way of my mainboard's inbuilt Realtek audio. When my wife in the next room wishes to explore the bounty of internet programming that I've convinced her exists cost and problem free through the glory of Windows Media Center, she hears nothing and I get her audio track played to me in my isolated fortress of DOOM (the next room). Let it be said that audio track programming of "Say Yes to the Dress" over the death squeals of my vanquished must be stopped primarily because it throws me off-game and secondarily because the wife must learn to lip read.

The solution is, knowing the common lineage of WMP and WMC, find where I can set WMC to select it's audio output device as WMP does. Simple enough right? I mean somebody made a Kinect connect to a PC recently. This shouldn't be rocket science for you smart folks, right? A bounty will be considered providing nobody writes any code. Let's call it a finders fee. I already wrote the background app that switches the default audio device based on usage. That approach won't work. Find me the grail.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Sep 2014   #2
jwolfley

windows 7 home 64
 
 
i will start a new thread

i have been looking for this solution, set audio device in wmc, and no dice.

is it possible that this cant be done. that makes a lot of sense.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I just went through part of the WMC setup and it does have an HDMI setting in the Speakers part. Being on a Desktop without HDMI I quit there as I was "only looking".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Tie WMC audio output to HDMI exclusively?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
AMD HD7950 No Audio Output from HDMI
Hi, I've been having an issue getting sound via an HDMI connection. I've been attempting to run an HDMI cable from my AMD HD7950 to my TV. I'm able to get video without any issues, however I can't seem to get any audio. The strange thing is, when I look at my playback devices, the TV is listed....
Sound & Audio
Realtek HDMI Output ATI HDMI Audio -Not Plugged In-
I'm trying to hook up my TV with my computer, and for the most part it's working. The video goes through and I get how to control it and everything. The only thing not working is the sound. I'm using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and like I said the video is fine. Also, when the cable is plugged into...
Sound & Audio
HDMI Audio output - how to get it to work???
I only have this problem with 7, so I know it is not a hardware related issue. I simply can not get any sound out of my graphics card (seemingly) through HDMI. I have my bios setup to play audio from it. I've followed what everyone else has done when using the search, I have zero success. ...
Sound & Audio
HDMI Audio Output Issue
ASUS M3 N78 Pro mobo AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core NVidia GeForce 8300 Video Processor Windows 7 Professional 64-bit HDMI output onboard from mobo. Television: RCA RS95 40" LCD Okay, so I've tried pretty much everything I can think of, and still can't get audio out of the television when...
Sound & Audio
HDMI Audio Port Showing Output w/ No Sound
Using an XPS Studio 16 recently the HDMI port I have been using to connect my laptop to my speakers has been acting up. After connecting to my speakers the output automatically shifts to the speakers, however there is no audio. When I open the volume control panel it shows audio output being sent...
Sound & Audio
HDMI output No Audio after Windows 7 install
I`m running HDMI out to Samsung HD TV - and all was well when running Vista - after updating to Windows 7 I have lost audio on the TV - laptop speakers still work. In Sound - playback - Realtek Digital Output is listed as not plugged in - no option to set as default --- Speakers is listed as...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App