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Windows 7: Multiple Audio Output Selection And BLUETOOTH

09 Sep 2010   #1

Multiple Audio Output Selection And BLUETOOTH

Buetooth issue with WINDOWS 7

I have been doing a lot of research on this issue, and have been unable to come up with a solution.

I have a BLUEETOOTH dongle attached to each of my 3 systems. I use BLUETOOTH as my default audio device The sound quality is great. (Far better than that of a laptop.)

I have a BLUETOOTH reciever attached to my stereo system, used for streaming PANDORA radio. I also have several other portable BLUETOOTH recievers, one of which I like to use outside on the deck.

Why is it that WINDOWS 7 only allows 1 audio device to be used at a time. I would like to stream audio to multiple BLUETOOTH devices, but WINDOWS 7 does not allow that.

When right clicking on the speaker icon to bring up "playback devices", only one device is allowed to be set as default! Also, if I want to pair with a second device, a pop up window tells me that I must first disconnect the device that is already paired, before I can pair a different device. Why is that?

If anyone out there knows a way to pair more than 1 BLUETOOTH device at the same time, and output audio to more than 1 device at a time, I would love to know the solution.

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Me too.

Have just bought 2 bluetooth headsets so my wife and I can listen to anything playing on the Media Center PC hooked up to the TV: Spotify, Media Center, iTunes, iPlayer, YouTube.

I'll have to send them back now and carry on using the infrared headphones plugged into the amp. Far inferior.

For some reason Windows 7 only allows one playback device at a time. What a silly and unnecessary restriction. Surely there must be a driver that can redirect the stream to multiple devices? Perhaps a registry hack to make Windows think that two devices are the same physical device by giving them the same ID?

I'm absolutely gutted that such an obvious requirement is missing from Windows.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
I found a Fix!!

Step 1: Get a Y adapter for your audio in the back of your computer. Then get a double male cord. Attach the male side of the adapter into your computer. Then, attach your speakers to that. Attach the double male cord to the Y Adapter, then to your computer's audio input.

Step 2:
First, download Audacity. Its a free program. Just google it. Then, open it up and select the main input to default microphone. Select the audio output to your bluetooth device.

Mess with couple settings in the settings and choose to have a live audio preview. Then, right click the arrow next to the microphone and select "Start monitoring" You'll have to mess with the volumes but that should work!

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