I bought a new computer today, and am having a major issue trying to setup my sound so that it functions the same as on my old system. I see a lot of people here who want to be able to play sound through their speakers AND headset, and just mute them individually.
I want to be able to redirect sound, on a per-application basis, to my headset (Logitech ClearChat PC Headset/Mic). For example, in Ventrilo.
The problem I'm having, and I don't know if it's a Windows 7 problem or a Realtek problem, is that no matter which jack I plug the dang "headphone" connector in to, it's not being recognized as a Headset - just as another speaker.
So on my previous computer, I could set my speakers as my "default device", and have iTunes and browser sounds play through there - and I'd setup Ventrilo so that any Ventrilo sounds were played through my headset. I could do the same with some games, also.
I just can't get it to work on this PC. My headset isn't being detected at *ALL*. It doesn't show up in the "Playback" devices tab, and doesn't show up as a device in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. So sound will play, the jack works, the headset works, Windows 7 and/or Realtek just aren't recognizing it as a device separate from my speakers.
I've checked-off "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" in my Playback devices tab/listing
I've tried checking/unchecking the Realtek HD Audio Manager's "Disable front panel jack detection"
I've uninstalled & re-installed the Realtek HD Audio Manager *multiple* times, and I've tried using the generic Windows 7-installed drivers
, none of it worked
I went so far as to try the Regedit info posted in the sticky at the top; I tried the Headphone connector with every possible jack, modifying the binary data on each Pin to Headphones, and no dice (but admittedly, I'm a newb when it comes to Regedit, so I may have been doing it wrong, and that may not have been the right kind of solution anyway).
My previous system used the VIA HD Audio Deck application (I believe that was the name, my old computer bit the dust today; but it was definitely the VIA audio program in any case), and it had a simple interface that allowed me to just click a button & use my speakers and headset independently - so they didn't automatically just play the same sounds.
Am I just a total newb? Is there something glaringly obvious I'm missing here? Or am I going to be forced to go on the hunt for a USB headset?
How can I get my headset to show up, so that I can use it independently from my speakers?
(I filled out my computer specs in my profile, but I'll be happy to post it all here if it's needed. This post just seemed too long already to clutter it with that too!)