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Windows 7: Detect Headphones/Settings

26 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Detect Headphones/Settings

Hey so I have basic understanding of coding and was wondering if there was a way I could set I up so that when my computer detects that headphones have been plugged in, it changes the audio settings.

I am hoping to make it so that when the headphones are in, it plays on the stereo setting and when unplugged it uses 5.1. I have realtek audio manager.

I know that the system sees those changes as something with endpoints but I am not very familiar with C++, having only worked with couple of languages during a short time.


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27 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

I thought that is the way it works, without doing anything? The headphone output is two channel stereo. There are 5.1 headphones but they would have to be connected differently or just simulate 5.1 since there is only two channel (stereo) on a headphone jack.
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27 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

It depends on the headphone jack you are using. Does the sound card give it a separate entry in audio devices or it is a hardware switch the disconnects the main audio. If it is the later configuration then there is not a whole lot you can do.
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