Windows 10: Specific Audio Device for Playback from Particular Program Solved

  1. ericnixmd's Avatar
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    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...
    Options are very limited.

    Here's a recent MS answer.

    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    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
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  5.    06 Aug 2017 #5

    Free Virtual Audio Cable Alternative
    - possible 'free' option?
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  6. ericnixmd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2018 #6

    Solved with v1803. :)
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