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Windows 8 2 Diff. Audio Outputs

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    I don't think it's doable as you only have one audio card. Once you use the headphone jack, it will disable your PC speaker and audio will come out of the headphone. I wanna do a test though because I have an external audio card which can be connected via USB. It has it's own audio ports - 7.1 channel optical and stereo headphone. I will see if I can separate the sound between applications by assigning an audio card to each programs (if that is possible). I am thinking that it may disable my onboard audio card if I connect it but I will check.

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    Yup! It can be done. I was able to separate default PC sound from Windows Media Player (music sound) using an external audio card. You have to have a separate audio card to make it work.
    You can leave your games to use the default audio device on your PC. What you need to change is the audio device for sound playback on Windows Media Player. In my case, I selected the USB sound device and plugged my headphones there.

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    I think this will also work with a USB headset. The PC will recognize it as a separate audio device. I will try that to with my logitech usb headset.
    Last edited by fourthofjuly; 24 May 2013 at 11:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Yup! It can be done. I was able to separate default PC sound from Windows Media Player (music sound) using an external audio card. You have to have a separate audio card to make it work.
    You can leave your games to use the default audio device on your PC. What you need to change is the audio device for sound playback on Windows Media Player. In my case, I selected the USB sound device and plugged my headphones there.

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    I think this will also work with a USB headset. The PC will recognize it as a separate audio device. I will try that to with my logitech usb headset.
    That is exactly what i have to. I have an USB headset, that is being recognized as 2 Inputs. But none of the programs i use, can be configured to another output.
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