1.    18 Jun 2016 #1
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    Can't use multiple audio outputs


    I've been having a problem lately where I can't have multiple audio outputs plugged in at the same time and both work. For example, I would like to have both my headset and my speakers plugged in and switch between the two when needed. But for some reason I can only use one at a time by unplugging one and plugging the other in. I've looked through all the drivers and everything is up to date, but I still can't find the reason behind this. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this?
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  2.    18 Jun 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by BusterBarron View Post
    I've been having a problem lately where I can't have multiple audio outputs plugged in at the same time and both work. For example, I would like to have both my headset and my speakers plugged in and switch between the two when needed. But for some reason I can only use one at a time by unplugging one and plugging the other in. I've looked through all the drivers and everything is up to date, but I still can't find the reason behind this. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this?
    Usually it's a hardware situation when plugging a different device in that electrically disconnects the port used from any other output port, for example plugging a device into the front panel out port cuts off the out port on the rear of the computer. That is difficult to work around. The best way I've seen it work is in out church's sound system but it has a large bank of controls to adjust things, both input and output, which is fed by the computer. Maybe someone makes a sound card with suitable ports? Haven't needed to search for one yet, maybe later as I'm off to work a garage sale to benefit our no-kill animal shelter.
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