1.    11 Nov 2015 #1
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    how to play application sounds on all output device.


    without using the stereo mix method, how could i make all applications play sounds on all my output devices. I want to do it this way, so if i want an application to play on just a single output(ex. headphones) i could just mute that application on all other output(ex. speaker, stereo, HDMI) on windows' volume mixer.
    or if there is a software for this, i looking for designs as plain and simple as the default mixer and easily accessible. i don't want it too complicated.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=1447258626167
    (I'm desperate, i don't know if this is spamming, sorry.)
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  2.    11 Nov 2015 #2
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    Well, if you have two audio cards (an onboard and a discrete) then you can hear the inputs (line in, microphone) of one from the speakers of the other. For example, I have an onboard Realtek HD audio card and a discrete Creative SoundBlaster Audigy card. I can configure to hear the input of the Realtek microphone through the Audigy speakers, see photo below. But there is no similar setting to send a sound to all sources, at least not directly from Windows. I don't know about a third party program though...

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    What are you trying to do? You could use a Y audio cable to connect both speakers and headphones to the speakers output of your audio card, and then listen to which one you want or both. See picture below.

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  3.    11 Nov 2015 #3
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    Thank you for replying!
    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Well, if you have two audio cards (an onboard and a discrete) then you can hear the inputs (line in, microphone) of one from the speakers of the other. For example, I have an onboard Realtek HD audio card and a discrete Creative SoundBlaster Audigy card. I can configure to hear the input of the Realtek microphone through the Audigy speakers, see photo below. But there is no similar setting to send a sound to all sources, at least not directly from Windows. I don't know about a third party program though...
    I don't have audio cards, i only have the onboard.
    I understand what you're saying, but i don't have problems with the inputs and i know how to operate them. I'm talking about the sounds my computer make.

    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    What are you trying to do? You could use a Y audio cable to connect both speakers and headphones to the speakers output of your audio card, and then listen to which one you want or both. See picture below.
    I want a way or software that can allow me to assign each of my applications to play their sounds to a specific output, or 2 or more outputs simultaneously.

    So, this are my output devices. the front one is my speakers.
    (I uninstalled the realtek drivers cause they just make my pc a huge splitter. doing that separates the front and back panel independently)
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    And right now, i can only play sounds on 1 device at a time, the one selected as default. some apps would allow me to select a device, some, like wmp.

    And this is the default volume mixer.
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    as you can see on the top picture, (back)headphones, the default device, can control all open applications independently. and the speakers(bottom picture) are just useless.

    Now an idea of what i want is to maybe make both of the device act as the default device, that way i can have the volume controls of all applications on the headphone mixer(top picture) and the speaker mixer(bottom picture) at the same time. So if i want a specific app to play just on my headphones, i could just simply mute it on my speakers on the mixer, or control the volume in each device and so on. instead of changing the default device every time.

    The Y splitter would just bind the device together. another problem with this is the speaker is too loud for the headphones, so adjusting its volume down would just make the headphones useless because you cant hear anything from it anymore.

    tl;dr = I want complete full control over my apps and device volume in my computer.

    (PS. I'm not a native english speaker, sorry if you might not understand)
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  4.    11 Nov 2015 #4
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    As you said, you can change the output device in supported programs. This is almost every media player application, such as Windows Media Player, VLC, WinAmp, Classic Media Player etc. You cannot change the output at other applications (Internet Explorer, System sounds etc). So you can select the output device, if you want to play music or video, but not anywhere else. I don't know if there is an application to do it.
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  5.    11 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    As you said, you can change the output device in supported programs. This is almost every media player application, such as Windows Media Player, VLC, WinAmp, Classic Media Player etc. You cannot change the output at other applications (Internet Explorer, System sounds etc). So you can select the output device, if you want to play music or video, but not anywhere else. I don't know if there is an application to do it.
    Thats one of the problems, in programs such as wmp, this option is only accessible deep within their settings. I want fast/easy access to change the output.


    Just thought of this, i've seen registry hacks that completely disobey windows' rules. Does anyone know a way to hack the default device?
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