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Windows 7: Audio limited to just one playback? speakers/headset

05 May 2009   #1

Audio limited to just one playback? speakers/headset

I installed the latest realtek ac97 drivers and so far my speakers (playback) and mic (recording) works just fine. Unfortunately I cant get the sound to playback through both my speakers and headset at the same time.

It only allows me to set one or the other as my default playback device, is there any way I can have both playback at the same time?

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11 Jul 2009   #2

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229

I have the same issue, hoping that it can be solved!
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11 Jul 2009   #3


i have almost the same problem, i want to use 2 soundcards for 2 diffrent things, etc my gf would be watching a movie using vlc media player using the soundcard for the speaker system while i would like to listen to music through the other soundcard, connected to my headphones
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28 Jul 2009   #4

Windows XP/7

I have same problem. There is option in master volume to set playback to all devices but it doesn't works.
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02 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
Same here, kinda.

I also want to use both my headset, and speakers. And can only utilize one at a time. But the thing is, when I plug my headset it, it automatically uses it, and doesn;t even display it as a separate playback device. wtf? I'm gonna assume it's a soundcard thing(using the onboard sound on nforce680iLT)? Dunno, fricken annoying tho, I want to listen to music through my speakers, but have games and stuff going through my headset...
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