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elimtl March 8, 2011 09:13 AM

HDMI Audio and Speaker Audio
Hey guys

So i got a new LED tv and i hooked up a hdmi cable to my gtx 470.
If i set samsung as the default device audio plays on tv but not speakers.
If i set speakers to default device then it wont play on tv.

Obviously i want it to play on both my speakers and the tv...
How can i do this?
I browsed online i saw a lot of people asking same questions but w no resolutions.
Using w7 64bit and onboard soundcard on a asus p8p67.

Arinoth March 8, 2011 09:18 AM

It depends on both the operating system and the sound cards used. Typical onboard sound cards will only allow audio to be sent through one medium rather then the two you are looking for.

elimtl March 8, 2011 09:22 AM

Well its wierd because of i set samsung as default device but then click test on speakers i hear both sound on the tv and the speakers but the speakers are playing the test sound its like a piano or something...
So if the speakers can play test music while tv is playing other audio im sure there is a way to get both working.
I guess i could always buy a sound card but i rather not
any suggestions on cards that will allow hdmi from video card and stereo speakers to play simultaneously?

JD March 8, 2011 09:52 AM

Windows doesn't support dual-audio outputs that I'm aware of.

The only way I can suggest to do this would be to use 3rd-party media playback software or codecs. They more commonly support having 2 audio output devices. I know ffdshow audio does for example. Of course, you're limited to what is able to use that codec then. Flash video, games, etc won't work.

elimtl March 8, 2011 10:52 AM

thx ill try that

any reason why windows doesnt support dual outputs and anyone know if they plan on changing this since more and more people are using their tvs with their pcs?

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