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Windows 7: Sound Device Swapper

07 Aug 2011   #1
Sam The Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Sound Device Swapper

Has anyone found any software that allows windows 7 to play to 2 sound devices at the same time? It seems to be impossible after a lot of searching on the internet.

System Specs below if needed:

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Chipset : AMD RD770
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 965e @ 3400MHz
Physical Memory : 6144MBDDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Hard Disk : Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 ATA Device (2000GB)
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA Device (1000GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST320005 42AS (2000GB)
CD-Rom Drive : DTSoftBusCd00
Monitor Type : HSG1076 - 31 inches
Monitor Type : BenQ G2420HDBL - 24 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 5.9 on 7.9

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07 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Do you want to for example, play sound through speakers while at the same time listening through headphones?
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07 Aug 2011   #3
Sam The Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Yes thats right.

For example i have a TV setup through HDMI with speakers and also normal 3.5mm headphone jack. I can swap between the 2 but not play through both at the same time.
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08 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Right. Try doing both of the following.

Right click the little speaker icon in your system tray. Click on Volume control options. Make sure you have the first option checked and the second option unchecked. Then check both speakers listed under Sound devices and see what happens.

You have an N/A listing in your System Specs for your Sound Card so I'm assuming that you have the default Realtek HD Audio card that comes with your specific motherboard. Try updating the drivers for it. You can find the Realtek drivers/codecs at either of the links below.
Realtek High Definition Audio Codec) - CNET
Realtek HD Audio Drivers
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