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Windows 7: hdmi audio/std. speakers switching

29 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
hdmi audio/std. speakers switching

ok to uncomplicate things ive read thru the forums and could not find anything concrete on this problem of mine..

i have a gigabyte mobo/amd cpu w/onboard hdmi

my issue is sound switching right now as it stands, i need to manually switch on my pc between the HDMI audio as my main device and my PC speakers as my main device... on my laptops this is not a problem, it can automatically detect if hdmi is plugged in and switch sound over..

the main reason is its a slight pain to keep going over after a movie and switch over, nor do i want to disconnect a hdmi cable every time..

any suggestions how to automate this problem???

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Laptops have built in speakers and probably the reason the laptop has the needed hardware (and/or software) to accomplish this. On a desktop, speakers are not an "internal" device and probably the reason for this. I see the same issue posted on the Dell users forum.
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31 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7

i know that its an issue, however im looking for an automated solution....

i wonder if i can forward this issue to microsoft itself... it sure would be nice to run it all in one on a desktop....
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08 Mar 2012   #4
Fred Altmann

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Realtek audio switching speakers/HDMI

Did anybody come up with an answer to this annoyance? At the moment we have to set default device to either HDMI or speakers. We would like to transmit audio to both.
Thanking you in advance, Fred
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08 Mar 2012   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

Here's a possible work-around you can play with.

I can listen to two audio outputs at the same time, but the audio is a bit out of sync between the two.
That may or may not matter to you depending on what you are listening to and how.

i.e. If listening to music in two different rooms, it may not matter that they are not in sync.

I never figured out how to sync them or if it's possible, but i never pursued that.

In Sounds / Recording enable "Stereo Mix"
In "Stereo Mix" properties:
  • Check "Listen to this device"
  • For "Playback through this device" select the 2nd audio device you want to use.
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hope this helps.

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