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Windows 7: Unable to play back and front jacks at the same time.

24 Oct 2009   #1
Audronius

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to play back and front jacks at the same time.

Hello,

My problem is that I can't seem to make my speakers (plugged into back panel) and my headphones (plugged into front panel) play normally at the same time.

I'm using the latest Realtek HD Audio manager on Win 7.

I managed to do this thing on Vista before, but no I somehow can't. The reason I want this is to simply be able to mute the device I don't use and switch between speakers and headphones without any plugging.

I hope somebody can help.


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25 Nov 2010   #2
Espera

32bit(Windows 7 & Ubuntu 10.10 , Windows 7 & Windows XP)
 
 

I also would like an answer to this.

I have dual monitors each with an audio input for their speakers.
The obvious solution is to get a Y cable and hook them both to the rear output but if you don't have one, then we should be allowed to use the front output at the same time as the rear.

How do you enable this, I've fiddled inside Realteks manager but nothing helps.
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25 Nov 2010   #3
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Audronius View Post
Hello,

My problem is that I can't seem to make my speakers (plugged into back panel) and my headphones (plugged into front panel) play normally at the same time.

I hope somebody can help.
I'm only guessing so bear with me.

Make sure both front and rear jacks have headphones/speakers plugged into them.
Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon in the task bar, select playback devices.

Right click anywhere inside the playback devices window, "show disabled and show disconnected devices" should be selected.

What is your default playback device, Speakers?

If the headphones show up, try making them the default device and see if that changes anything, if not, change it back.

Also:
There are some other options in the Realtek control panel, try right clicking over the front panel jacks and see if you get a "Connector Retasking" dialog.

Try clicking on the small folder icon in the upper right quadrant.

Ap
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07 Dec 2010   #4
au22ru

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Audronius View Post
I can't seem to make my speakers (plugged into back panel) and my headphones (plugged into front panel) play normally at the same time.
I hope somebody can help.
I solved the problem with different output to the front panel
on my ASUS P5P43TD.

All you need to do is to go to Onboard Devices Configuration in BIOS
settings and change Front Panel Type from HD Audio to AC97

After restarting you have now Tab called HD Audio 2nd output
in Realtek Audio Manager (but keep Speakers tab as default output).

If you can't see that Tab, go to Device Advanced Settings and change it to
Make Front and Rear output devices playback two different
audio streams simultaneously
.

If you choose the other option in Advanced, you will have only
one stream but from both outputs - front and rear (Yes! It's possible!)

And now you have multiple choice for output in popular applications
such as audio- and video-players, where you can change output to
Speakers or to HD Audio 2nd output.
As a result my Foobar2000 (audio) and MPC (video) are playing
onto different outputs as I'm typing this post.

For some games you can choose the output too (Black Ops) in game
Sound options but in some of them you cannot (MW II)
BTW if you don't set anything as Default in Realtek Audio Manager
you won't have any sound in MW II and some other games.
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08 May 2011   #5
quicknisip

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx au22ru it helped. I'm now able to hear simultaneous in rear speakers and front headphones.
Some details: I have GIBABYTE P67A-UD4 motherboard, and in my case I have no option to switch HD Audio to AC97 in BIOS but in software by clicking the yellow folder icon under Realteck HD Audio Manager under "Device Advanced Settings" (tooltip "Connector settings") and then select "Disable front panel jack detection".
And then as strange as it sounds you need to choose "Device Advanced Settings"->"Mute the rear output device, when..."
Speakers is the default device.
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10 May 2011   #6
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Quote:

I solved the problem with different output to the front panel
on my ASUS P5P43TD.

All you need to do is to go to Onboard Devices Configuration in BIOS
settings and change Front Panel Type from HD Audio to AC97

After restarting you have now Tab called HD Audio 2nd output
in Realtek Audio Manager (but keep Speakers tab as default output).

If you can't see that Tab, go to Device Advanced Settings and change it to
Make Front and Rear output devices playback two different
audio streams simultaneously
.

If you choose the other option in Advanced, you will have only
one stream but from both outputs - front and rear (Yes! It's possible!)

And now you have multiple choice for output in popular applications
such as audio- and video-players, where you can change output to
Speakers or to HD Audio 2nd output.
As a result my Foobar2000 (audio) and MPC (video) are playing
onto different outputs as I'm typing this post.

For some games you can choose the output too (Black Ops) in game
Sound options but in some of them you cannot (MW II)
BTW if you don't set anything as Default in Realtek Audio Manager
you won't have any sound in MW II and some other games.
Ok

So I tryed this with me Asus P5QE and with the Windows 7 drivers that Asus had for me, Installed Drivers only and let windows 7 Do what it wanted, Now I get sound out of the front socket (yay) but the sound control panel now crashed and closes. So I rolled back thinking that was fun. (NOT)

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n... This ls the link.

It would be great to have 2 sounds coming out of 2 places so I can use the PC while the little one is watching Charlie and Lola (kids).

Not essential but would be nice. Its not a bother if it cant be diddid.


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03 Dec 2014   #7
ColdFlo

Florida
 
 

Hi sorry to resurrect very old thread but this thread had the most useful information to my problem, but alas mine has a new twist.

I have an EVGA x79 Classified with the ALC898 codec that I upgraded to sometime back.
With the latest Realtek drivers 7378 and serveral of the latest drivers before it I no longer have the Option" "Make Front and Rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously."
nor the other option that is typically in the same menu box: mute rear
I only have the options:
Tie up input jacks
Separate input jacks
under Advanced Device Settings

The solution in this thread to switch the Bios option does not exist to switch from HD to AC97 the EVGA classified and or the ALC898 does not allow this option(I'm thinking its EVGA bios because its the first time I've run into this). I noticed when I click Advanced Devices Settings after a reboot the menu pops up to the size of 4 menu options that I'm accustomed too listed above but then quickly resizes itself to display only the 2 options I'm left with. I would very much like the Front Panel Headphone out and Rear Green Jack to appear as 2 different Devices in Playback Devices in Windows Audio. I realize if you click disable front panel jack detection you can get the Front and Rear to output the same audio but I would like to use the "Make Front and Rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously." I have used in the past. If anyone has more info on this subject it comes up in google searches and is the best/closes answer to this problem so it seems like a fitting place to have the new answer and or resurrect this pertinent thread.
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03 Dec 2014   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Realtek does not allow you to playback with speakers plugged on front and back simultaneously.
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03 Dec 2014   #9
ColdFlo

Florida
 
 

I'm sure it does because I've done it for years and this thread shows the options and if you understand what they are saying they are telling u it is possible and showing you the various options to set it up. Thank you for a response but I don't think u are familiar with this..... like I said I have a new wrinkle not covered above.
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03 Dec 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

CloldFlo if you have a new wrinkle and problem I suggest starting a new thread so others will see the thread.
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