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Windows 7: Questions regarding multi output soundcards

02 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Questions regarding multi output soundcards

Is it possible to output from more than 1 type of a connection at once say optical and analog at the same time, i know it is with the help of a program named virtual audio cable but it has it's issues if i use it as the main output.

The reason i ask is cause i recently bought a new set of Creative T4 wireless and then got a optic sound cable for it only to discover that the analog output i use for my stereo was silent and that annoyed me cause sometimes i want MORE sound

From what i understand is that microsoft asked the soundcard makers not to output from more than one place and that is just stupid, this would work just fine on old windows xp go figure, so i'm thinking it might be supported by the cards or chips but not in the drivers, if it's the drivers there has to be some driver that can actually do what i want, atm i'm just using the onboard Realtek HD ALC892 card.

On other pages i've read that the creative card's may be able to do multiplug outputs but i'm unsure.

If anyone has any knowledge around this please advice.

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02 Apr 2014   #2

windows 7 32

Elvi, generally a soundcard only outputs to one device at a time, the exception being a headphone amp. If you want to have two devices connected, one analogue and one digital, you can do that, but you'd have to change the output in your soundcards software to one or the other.
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02 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I did say it's possible with a program called virtual audio cable and that this was possible in old windows xp so why not now?
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