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Simultaneous audio fron Windows 8: possible?

  1. #1


    Oregon
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7

    Simultaneous audio fron Windows 8: possible?


    I use Windows 7 for my home theater PC. I'd like to know if Windows 8 can output simultaneously analog and digital audio. I like to listen to Rhapsody via HDMI on my main speakers. I also want to listen to Rhapsody via analog on my Zone 2 speakers. I don't want to be able to listen to both at the same time but rather to be able to switch between the two more easily. With Windows 7, switching from digital to analog requires getting into Control Panel and changing the default source every time. I understand XP could do this but 7 cannot. I have an HDMI cable and a red/white cable for analog running from the computer to the receiver.
    Thanks in advance.
    Jim

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  2. #2


    Oregon
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    Anybody?
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  3. #3


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    If you right click on the Speaker symbol in the Notification area you can select Volume Control Options which will allow you to do this
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  4. #4


    Oregon
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    That's great news, Pooch. Having to switch back and forth is really a nuisance. Thanks for your reply!

    Jim
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  5. #5


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    You are welcome
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  6. #6


    Oregon
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    Sorry, Pooch, but it appears your answer is incorrect. It seems the situation will stay the same in Windows 8 as it is now in Windows 7:
    Audio in Windows 8

    Jim
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  7. #7


    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Another possible solution is Virtual Audio Cables, available here Virtual Audio Cable Home Page

    It is SUPER fiddly, but once you get it configured exactly right you shouldnt need to touch it
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