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Other Two Sound outputs?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by pas7680, 2 Aug 2011.

  1. pas7680

    pas7680 overcloked Pc = Central heating :-)

    24 Apr 2009
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    Hi all, my problem is i have my main monitor hooked up to my card via DVI and my tv hooked up via HDMI. Windows XP will only let me output to one or the other.

    So if i select hdmi output the tv gets sound but not my pc speakers and visa versa. When i used to connect to my tv via vga i just used a 3.5 spliiter on the soundcard output but not sure what i can do in the case of HDMI.

    any ideas?
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

    12 Apr 2002
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    I can't remember if you can do this on XP or not, but try going into the options of whatever program you're using and change the default sound output device.

    I have a similar setup: I have a USB audio device outputting sound to the TV via an optical connection (don't have HDMI), and the on-board sound card is hooked up to my stereo/amp; the on-board sound card is set as the default audio output device, so the sound usually outputs to that. However I use XBMC to watch movies, TV shows, etc on my TV. Therefore I've changed the audio options in XBMC to output sound to my USB audio device, rather than the default device.

    I'm pretty sure you should be able to do this in WinXP. It's not the best solution, but it works for me.
  3. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

    19 Apr 2011
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    BLC is right, you can set the default output for some programs but I don't think you can have BOTH at once, it's going to be either HDMI or analog out the back of the board. I don't see why you need both though.

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