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Windows 7: Problems separating audio streams to different outputs

25 Nov 2010   #11

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I'm still having the same issues. I've poured myself into forums all over the place. no luck so far. damn you, realtek!

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07 Dec 2010   #12


I solved the problem with different output to the front panel
on my ASUS P5P43TD.

All you need to do is to go to Onboard Devices Configuration in BIOS
settings and change Front Panel Type from HD Audio to AC97

After restarting you have now Tab called HD Audio 2nd output
in Realtek Audio Manager (but keep Speakers tab as default output).

If you can't see that Tab, go to Device Advanced Settings and change it to
Make Front and Rear output devices playback two different
audio streams simultaneously

If you choose the other option in Advanced, you will have only
one stream but from both outputs - front and rear (Yes! It's possible!)

And now you have multiple choice for output in popular applications
such as audio- and video-players, where you can change output to
Speakers or to HD Audio 2nd output.
As a result my Foobar2000 (audio) and MPC (video) are playing
onto different outputs as I'm typing this post.

For some games you can choose the output too (Black Ops) in game
Sound options but in some of them you cannot (MW II)
BTW if you don't set anything as Default in Realtek Audio Manager
you won't have any sound in MW II and some other games.
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08 Dec 2010   #13

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I went into my BIOS, and I guess it's not the same since I have an HP Pavillion m8430f. I changed the audio thingy from auto to enabled, and nothing really changed. That was really the only option I had, too.

Thanks for the input, though. I really appreciate someone posting to this thread. Been having this problem for almost a year, been following this thread for just as long.

I have recently had another problem. When I select the "Speakers" from the realtek audio manager, and listen from that jack, I can only hear sound out of the right ear and it's VER VERY faint, I have to turn off everything in the room just to be able to kind of hear it. for a while I just thought it was my imagination.

I think that might have something to do with a problem with the motherboard. Something might have become broken or disconnected. If that's the case, it might also be causing my Realtek audio manager to not give me the option of outputting two different streams.
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