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Windows 7: Quick Audio Switching

02 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
Quick Audio Switching

Hey all, question for the multi-talented aliens among us . .

I have my Realtek Audio device connected to my home theater reciever through s/pdf and to my monitor through the green jack on the back of the pc.

When I am surfing the forums or what not, I have sound set to analog through my monitor. When I switch to Media Center, My output is moved to the s/pdf by right clicking the little speaker and selecting playback devices, and changng my default device, then startng Media Center.

However, sometimes . . . . . I forget to do this and I have to close Media Center and make the switch.

Question is this. Is there a hot key or software appy that can do this for me when I launch Media Center? . .. Perhaps a Batch file, witch I have no experience with.?

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19 Sep 2009   #2


Oh man...I need this to, together with a solution for switching monitors. Why they do things like this? Change or remove things that worked well?
One possibility for you is to conect the tv audio on the front panel and combine the signal in audio preferences. A least with my Realtek I have this option. It is not switching but it is both at same time...
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19 Sep 2009   #3

Win7 64bit Ultimate

I run my stuff through a hub. What I have is an audio hub that plugs into the sound card. It plugs into the green and red for audio out and mic on the card. The hub has a button for the mic to either mute or enable it and a button for the speakers. The speaker button however toggles between 2 ports on the hub headphones or speakers.

So you could always get something similar with ports that match your needs and use the buttons on the hub for quickly changing the direction of the audio to whatever devices you have. You should be able to get something that has what you need for relatively cheap.
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