Quote: Originally Posted by michaelqt
well it seems like that worked! switching to speakers instead of headphones, the stereo mix picks up from the green speaker jack behind the tower. Is there a way to make it work on the front headphone jack?
Doubtful, I think the headphone output incorporates a mechanical switch and it probably shunts the audio out before Stereo Mix picks up from the speaker output.
One long shot you can try:
With your phones plugged into the front, go to Stereo Mix, select it, then open the properties button, selct the "Listen" tab. Go to the Drop down "Playback Through This Device" and see if your Headphones show up as a selection.
If so select them, select "Apply" and exit, now see if Stereo Mix is picking up anything. I don't think this will work as it's not the base function of the "Listen" section.