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Windows 7: Issues with my audio options

11 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Issues with my audio options

No idea whats triggered all of my audio to kick off but recently it's decided it doesn't want to work the way I previously had it set up.

I'm using the onboard card (check profile for mobo), and I have 3 audio outputs. Headphones, Headphones and Speakers.

1. Headphones - Used when I'm at my desk, also has a mic. I use these for voip/listening to music late at night.
2. Headphones - Use these ones when I'm watching movies in bed at night.
3. Speakers - Used whenever I need them during the daytime.

People tend to get pissed if I play music all night or watch films while people are trying to sleep.

Previously to the change, I had them all outputting the same thing, one audio stream in Realtek (Speakers) so it worked previously.

Now I can only attach 2 devices to one stream. So for example I can have my speakers & headphones at desk working, headphones and headphones, but never all 3. This gets annoying when I start a film, get in bed and the audio isn't streaming to that device. THe only solution seems to be to unplug one device, but that's a pain.

What I need is a solution to the above problem, or, a way to achieve the below.

Headphones 1 (desk) are always used for gaming, music, voip.
Speakers are used for the same as the above.
Headphones 2 are only ever used for Films.

Sometimes when I'm VOIPing I want music in the background from the speakers. This means I can be on teamspeak, as well as listening to my music.

I'd need an application to store "profiles" of what outputs where. I doubt this is possible, but if it is, it'd be sweet.

Any help appreciated.
Cheers.


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