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Windows 7: One more Audio Sync issue. Specific to HTPC hookup.

24 Oct 2012   #1

win 7 32bit
One more Audio Sync issue. Specific to HTPC hookup.

Was set up properly with winxppro 32 for a couple of years. Just upgraded to Windows 7 32 and went to HP site and downloaded all updated/recommended drivers for this model's upgrade to Windows 7.

Following an online tutorial I was able to get the HDMI sound output and headphone/speaker output to play at the same time.

  1. Open Sound panel
  2. Select Speakers as the default playback device
  3. Go to the "Recording" tab
  4. Right click and enable "Show Disabled Devices"
  5. A recording device called "Wave Out Mix", "Mono Mix" or "Stereo Mix" (this was my case) should appear
  6. Right click on the new device and click "Enable"
  7. Right click on the new device and click "Set as Default Device"
  8. Double click on the new device to open the Properties window
  9. Go to the "Listen" tab
  10. Click on the "Listen to this device" checkbox
  11. Select your HDMI device from the "Playback through this device" list

Hard to explain but this is necessary for my HTPC setup for a few reasons.

In winxppro there were no issues with audio sync at all. With my Windows 7 upgrade I am now getting approx a 1/4 to 1/2 second delay which is quite distracting.

Is there a fix?

(and incidentally.... my "enter" and "backspace" keys are lagging by about one full second on this board when trying to space forward or backward to create a new line of text. for example at the end of a paragraph when hitting enter to create a blank line between paragraphs. i'm sensitive to looking for glitches in this new OS install on this computer. i have not noted this behavior anywhere else. is it a problem with the forum?)

Thanks so much

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