Windows 10: Specific Audio Device for Playback from Particular Program


  1. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
       06 Aug 2017 #1

    Specific Audio Device for Playback from Particular Program


    I use Dragon Medical Practice Edition to dictate charts at work. Frequently I will play music in the background. Windows 10 defaults to using my Dell's built-in speakers.

    When I make dictation corrections, Dragon is set to play the audio snippet of what I dictated that wasn't transcribed correctly. I would like this audio to playback through my Philips SpeechMike SMP3700.

    Is there a way to set this so Dragon plays audio through the SpeechMike, but all other audio goes through the Realtek audio/laptop's internal speakers?
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  2.    06 Aug 2017 #2

    Something like this...
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...9-8ffb742b0806
    Options are very limited.

    Here's a recent MS answer.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-f0a8275e54e7

    If a specific program was run or something else detectable happened when your program played back sound, it might be possible to write a script monitoring it to change the default playback device - e.g. Autohotkey. But that would take some research.
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  3.    06 Aug 2017 #3

    Unless you can find a 3rd party program to do what you want, you are stuck with what Windows allows - One playback device.
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  4. Posts : 3,150
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       06 Aug 2017 #4

    Media players like MPC or VLC let you pick the default output device, but for something system wide, check:

    Welcome to IndieVolume! | IndieVolume

    http://software.muzychenko.net/eng/vac.htm
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  5.    06 Aug 2017 #5

    Free Virtual Audio Cable Alternative
    - possible 'free' option?
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