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Windows 7: Sound from HDMI and pc speakers at the same time

03 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Sound from HDMI and pc speakers at the same time

Hi guys!

I've been struggling with this problem since I got my computer, a little over a year ago.

I've tried everything, but can't figure out how to get sounds from my pc speakers and HDMI at the same time. It's really annoying having to change the primary output multiple times a day (I watch a lot of movies using HDMI-cable to my tv). Might sound like a little problem to you, but I'm becoming obsessed with this

My soundcard is some kind of a Realtek HD -thingy, if that helps.

Any advice would be appreciated :)

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03 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

That is the way it works. You can only have one "default playback device" - either your Speakers (PC sound) or the HDMI.

I've seen other posts about this, but don't recall seeing any way around this.
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03 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Yeah, obviously there can only be one default device :)

Thought I'd ask anyway if someone had any ideas. Maybe I'll change the HDMI to a DVI-cable and use a splitter-plug to get the same sounds to tv and pc. Or I'll just have to learn to live with it :P
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10 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

When I watch a film from laptop to the TV set to the HDMI channel, I can not get the audio to go to the HiFi speakers and only when on AV channel will it work and I put it down to how the TV is designed.
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08 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

How To Play Audio Through HDMI & Speakers Simultaneously In Windows 7

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How To Play Audio Through HDMI And Speakers Simultaneously In Windows 7
by Farshad on September 08, 2011 Windows31
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an audio/video interface for
transmitting digital data which provides better quality output than analog.
Normally, one can only select one device for audio playback in Windows. This
causes a common annoyance of having to continually switch between the sound card
and HDMI speakers. However, it is also possible to receive output from speakers
and an HDMI device simultaneously to play audio from a single application at the
same time. If you would like to get audio output from both an HDMI device and
your speakers, read on after the break.
for MS 7 OS: go to start /control panel/Hardware and sound/ Sound:Change system sounds
To get started( win8 win logo+x then p), open Sound Properties from Control Panel. From the Playback tab,
select speakers and click Set Default.

Once done, head over to the recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices from
right-click context menu. This will display another recording device which named
Mono Mix or Stereo Mix. Right-click on the new device this new device and click
Enable. Then set it as the default device by selecting it and clicking on Set
Default button.

Double click on the new device or select Properties from right-click context
menu and head over to the Listen tab. Check Listen to this device option and
select your HDMI device from the drop down menu. Click Apply, OK for the changes
to take effect

This nice little trick will provide you with simultaneous playback from both
your speakers and HDMI device. We tested it on our Windows 7 and 8 64-bit system.
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