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Windows 7: Play sound through monitor


09 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Play sound through monitor

I would like to have my computer play sound through the speakers which are plugged into the sound card if there is nothing plugged into the audio output on my monitor.

That means that when I plug my headphones into my monitor, I want the sound to go from my speakers to my headphones.

I'm using HDMI to connect my monitor to computer

Does anyone know if this is possible??

Thanks


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09 Jul 2011   #2

Micro$oft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kungal View Post
I would like to have my computer play sound through the speakers which are plugged into the sound card if there is nothing plugged into the audio output on my monitor.

That means that when I plug my headphones into my monitor, I want the sound to go from my speakers to my headphones.

I'm using HDMI to connect my monitor to computer

Does anyone know if this is possible??

Thanks
Nope. quite simply not possible.

Okay, heres some tech behind it...
the front and rear ports for your PC most likely have sensors in to tell the PC when you've plugged in speakers, a mic or whatever.
the sensors dont know whether its a mic or speakers, or line or whatever, so it (or at least my REALTEK) asks what device it is.. If it is headphones, it mutes the speakers and channels the audio to the front port(s) instead.

Your monitor wont have the sensor, just a little bit of metal that cuts off the sound to the speakers when headphones are plugged into the headphone socket (if it has one, like a TV). and even if it could tell, its most likely not going to be able to tell your graphics card that something got plugged in.
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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

That makes sense,

Thanks for the reply
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