Combined speakers


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Ed Cryer

I use a Samsung TV as monitor; it has speakers.
If I use the TV PC socket I get reduced video quality but, with a wire
from computer sound output into TV input, I get sound through both TV
and PC speakers.
Using HDMI to TV HDMI I have a choice of speakers, but can't combine
them even with the wire mentioned above.

Does anybody know if it can be done?

Ed
 
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Paul

Ed said:
I use a Samsung TV as monitor; it has speakers.
If I use the TV PC socket I get reduced video quality but, with a wire
from computer sound output into TV input, I get sound through both TV
and PC speakers.
Using HDMI to TV HDMI I have a choice of speakers, but can't combine
them even with the wire mentioned above.

Does anybody know if it can be done?

Ed
There's a reference here, to some shareware.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...indows-7/af25defc-7559-4c8d-9480-2ee7790492f1

(Virtual Audio Cable)

"... Run "Audio Repeater (KS)" from Start menu. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Audio_Cable

The underlying layers of Windows sound are flexible, while the
OS layer on top uses a simplified model (mixer, with one output).
That's exemplified in the control panels for the sound system.

However, third parties can slave away and fix it for you :)

Winamp was one of the first applications I was told about,
that supports output to more than one audio device at the
same time. And that indicated to me, that the sound subsystem
is not "handcuffed", and with some help, you can get a bit more
out of it.

Good luck,
Paul
 
E

Ed Cryer

Paul said:
There's a reference here, to some shareware.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...indows-7/af25defc-7559-4c8d-9480-2ee7790492f1


(Virtual Audio Cable)

"... Run "Audio Repeater (KS)" from Start menu. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Audio_Cable

The underlying layers of Windows sound are flexible, while the
OS layer on top uses a simplified model (mixer, with one output).
That's exemplified in the control panels for the sound system.

However, third parties can slave away and fix it for you :)

Winamp was one of the first applications I was told about,
that supports output to more than one audio device at the
same time. And that indicated to me, that the sound subsystem
is not "handcuffed", and with some help, you can get a bit more
out of it.

Good luck,
Paul
That's a programmer's package, alright. I've acquired expertise with
FORTRAN, COBOL, C++, various assembler languages, Visual Basic et multa
alia; but that little package (and its vast User Manual) takes the biscuit.
Anyhow, I finally managed to map my speakers and HDMI together; and
discovered why so few people want to do the same - it sounds horrible,
because there's a slight time lag between them.

I also discovered that you can do similar mapping through Win7's Stereo Mix.

Open Sound panel
Select Speakers as the default playback device
Go to the "Recording" tab
Right click and enable "Show Disabled Devices"
A recording device called "Wave Out Mix", "Mono Mix" or "Stereo
Mix" (this was my case) should appear
Right click on the new device and click "Enable"
Right click on the new device and click "Set as Default Device"
Double click on the new device to open the Properties window
Go to the "Listen" tab
Click on the "Listen to this device" checkbox
Select your HDMI device from the "Playback through this device" list.
(http://tinyurl.com/3ourke5)

All good experience!

Ed
 
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SC Tom

Ed Cryer said:
That's a programmer's package, alright. I've acquired expertise with
FORTRAN, COBOL, C++, various assembler languages, Visual Basic et multa
alia; but that little package (and its vast User Manual) takes the
biscuit.
Anyhow, I finally managed to map my speakers and HDMI together; and
discovered why so few people want to do the same - it sounds horrible,
because there's a slight time lag between them.

I also discovered that you can do similar mapping through Win7's Stereo
Mix.

Open Sound panel
Select Speakers as the default playback device
Go to the "Recording" tab
Right click and enable "Show Disabled Devices"
A recording device called "Wave Out Mix", "Mono Mix" or "Stereo Mix"
(this was my case) should appear
Right click on the new device and click "Enable"
Right click on the new device and click "Set as Default Device"
Double click on the new device to open the Properties window
Go to the "Listen" tab
Click on the "Listen to this device" checkbox
Select your HDMI device from the "Playback through this device" list.
(http://tinyurl.com/3ourke5)

All good experience!

Ed
A little different problem, I think- I have the standard "Speaker out" on my
laptop as default device, and "HDMI out" for when I connect it to the big
screen. It used to be that whenever I connected the laptop to the TV with
the HDMI cable, the sound would auto-switch. Now it doesn't; I have to open
Playback Devices and set the HDMI as default when I connect to the TV, and I
don't know what may have changed to stop the auto-switching. Not a big deal;
I was just wondering if you had come across that in your travels through
Sound Land.
 
E

Ed Cryer

SC said:
A little different problem, I think- I have the standard "Speaker out"
on my laptop as default device, and "HDMI out" for when I connect it to
the big screen. It used to be that whenever I connected the laptop to
the TV with the HDMI cable, the sound would auto-switch. Now it doesn't;
I have to open Playback Devices and set the HDMI as default when I
connect to the TV, and I don't know what may have changed to stop the
auto-switching. Not a big deal; I was just wondering if you had come
across that in your travels through Sound Land.
I've only recently first used the HDMI connection so I've not come
across your problem.
My guess is, though, that there must have been a driver change.

Ed
 
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SC Tom

Ed Cryer said:
I've only recently first used the HDMI connection so I've not come across
your problem.
My guess is, though, that there must have been a driver change.

Ed
Could be, but not by me, and I don't do MS drivers. Of course, it could have
been included in a security update changing out a particular DLL and who
WOULD know :)

Thanks for the reply. Like I said, no biggie, since it's easy enough to do,
and I don't hook it up that way often enough for it to be a pain.
 
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