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Windows 7: Switch between audio output when video output changes

15 Aug 2017   #1
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Switch between audio output when video output changes

I have an ASUS sound card that has SPDIF out via HDMI and also the standard 3.5mm. I want it to either play from both at once or switch when I switch between displays. Is that possible?


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15 Aug 2017   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Widows only allows one default audio playback device, at a time. If an HDMI cable is attached usually Windows will assign HDMI as the default automatically. Thus if I understand your question correctly you can't do what you want.
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15 Aug 2017   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Widows only allows one default audio playback device, at a time. If an HDMI cable is attached usually Windows will assign HDMI as the default automatically. Thus if I understand your question correctly you can't do what you want.
Actually, he can (unless I misunderstood the OP). I use a small program called Audio Output Switcher to redirect the audio from my 2.1 speaker system to my TV whenever VLC Media Player or Windows Media Player is running.
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15 Aug 2017   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Yes, you can manually switch playback devices. I apparently didn't note that.
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15 Aug 2017   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Yes, you can manually switch playback devices. I apparently didn't note that.
Actually, Audio Output Switcher can be set to do it automagically based on the program running. I have set on my desktop to switch the audio from my 2.1 speakers to my TV whenever VLC or WMC is running.
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15 Aug 2017   #6
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I thought about that already. The issue is that I want to listen on my monitor, too. The best I could come up with is the hotkey toggle method. Oh well.
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