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Windows Playing sounds through different outputs

Discussion in 'Software' started by AndyGoldie, 6 Jun 2011.

  1. AndyGoldie

    AndyGoldie 60Hz for Streets, 144Hz for Sheets

    23 Dec 2009
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    Hey guys just a quick one because google failed me hard here.

    I want to play Music (from iTunes) through my speakers whilst hearing people through vent on my headset at the same time. I've been scouring through the sound options and just can't find how to do it. I'm sure i've seen people do it before too.

    Win7 64 btw :)
  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

    6 May 2009
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    Itunes just goes to your default sound device, but I'm sure you can tell ventrilo what output to use....?

    My onboard sound allows outputs to be treated separately - many do now, have a look in the soundcard management software. then in your Playback Devices panel set your speakers to be the default output.

    <edit> just checked to make sure I wasn't talking complete nonsense & I see there is also the option to set a device to the "default communications device", currently for me this defaults to an m-audio for output & webcam mic for input, so don't know if it would be relevant for ventrilo...
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2011
  3. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

    5 Feb 2002
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    I do this using TS however my headset is USB so technically it counts as a second sound card. This does work particularly well as in TS you can simply select the input/output devices.
    You can also do this in Vent by hitting "setup" then choosing your device from the top right, though I don't believe you will be able to select a specific output on a single sound card, rather one of multiple sound cards.

    To solve this for my missus without buying a whole new headset, we bought a USB sound card for about £9 which works a treat by simply setting TS to output to the second sound card, and windows to use the other as the default output device. As the headset is only used for voice comms it didn't have to be fantastic quality.
  4. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Modder

    19 Nov 2009
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    Just use jack retasking and then assign the aforementioned programs to the various inputs & outputs.

  5. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

    19 Apr 2011
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    You can set the default output for any source but usually requires seperate devices for each, unless you have a card with multiple outputs...

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