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Realtek HD Audio only shows one audio output at a time


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Hi guys,


I'm having a little problem with my onboard audio, having just installed Windows 8.1 (clean install). I have an Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS motherboard, which includes a "Realtek® ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC" onboard.
I have installed the latest realtek drivers; R2.73 from the official website.


Now, here's my problem: when I was using Windows 7 on this same machine, I could plug headphones in the front panel connector, as well as speakers in the green back panel connector. This would give me two audio outputs in the device manager/sound list, which was pretty practical and enabled me to output different applications through the speakers or the headphones.


Now, however, there's only one output, irrelevant of whether or not I have two outputs plugged in at the same time. They appear in the device manager as a single device called "speakers" (see picture). Instead of both having separate outputs, they both output exactly the same audio.

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Any solution to this?
 

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QWERTYFREAK

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Hello audiobreak,

Try going into the Realtek HD Audio Manager (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Realtek HD Audio Manager), then look for a setting called 'Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously'. I cannot remember where this is located (The Realtek HD Audio Manager has different skins depending on the motherboard vendor), but for an ASUS Motherboard, I believe you click the Cog Icon in the top left and the option should be in there. I don't know if this will create a separate Playback Device for the Front Panel in Window's Playback Devices, but it will at least allow you to hear audio from both your speakers and headphones at the same time.

Hope this helps.
 

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I have that motherboard and yesterday updated the RealTek drivers from the ASUS site to the latest which includes Windows 8.1 support.
The Driver version is 6.0.1.7040. It changes the look of the RealTek HD Audio Panel. It no longer has that option, that I can see.

New Version.

Win 8.1 RealTek HD Manager.JPG
 

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I have that motherboard and yesterday updated the RealTek drivers from the ASUS site to the latest which includes Windows 8.1 support.
The Driver version is 6.0.1.7040. It changes the look of the RealTek HD Audio Panel. It no longer has that option, that I can see.

New Version.

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Ah, I cannot help out then as I've never ever seen or used that Realtek HD Audio Manager. The option is either hidden somewhere in there or maybe even removed for whatever reason.

I see a Cog in the top right of the window though. Try clicking that and see if the option is in there.
 

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That's it. The "gear" in the top right of the panel has the options for speakers.

Realtek Options Panel.JPG
 

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No way that I've ever found. You can have "Analog" (Speakers) or "Digital" but not both. Internal routing of the audio is different depending on which is selected.
 

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Conco

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Hi guys,


I'm having a little problem with my onboard audio, having just installed Windows 8.1 (clean install). I have an Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS motherboard, which includes a "Realtek® ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC" onboard.
I have installed the latest realtek drivers; R2.73 from the official website.


Now, here's my problem: when I was using Windows 7 on this same machine, I could plug headphones in the front panel connector, as well as speakers in the green back panel connector. This would give me two audio outputs in the device manager/sound list, which was pretty practical and enabled me to output different applications through the speakers or the headphones.


Now, however, there's only one output, irrelevant of whether or not I have two outputs plugged in at the same time. They appear in the device manager as a single device called "speakers" (see picture). Instead of both having separate outputs, they both output exactly the same audio.

View attachment 34160


Any solution to this?
Just out of curiosity was this ever solved? I had a similar situation today with the same setup and it was driving me mad to fix. I have connected headphones and computer speakers and was able to finally get them to play at the same time. Although I am not sure if it will help you since I had several 'playback' devices to play around with. My solution to get them both playing on headset and computer speakers was to click on the 'recording' tab and click on 'stereo mix' device and click properties and under the 'listen' tab you should see see a bunch of options. Just look at my screenshot on the far right and see if you can duplicate what I did. Hope this helps! Where it says 'playback through this device' select your headphones.
 

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lewisww

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No way that I've ever found. You can have "Analog" (Speakers) or "Digital" but not both. Internal routing of the audio is different depending on which is selected.
I had the same problem, just made an account to tell you guys how I fixed it. Clicked on the COGS similar to your screenshot and then went to 'Connector Settings' and selected "AC97 front panel". Now its playing from both headphones and speakers.
 

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I messed around with this for a couple of minutes and found out how to fix it. See Below.

1) go to device advanced settings, then click option


2) Under Playback Devise click "make frond and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously.
Under Recording device click: Seperate all input jacks as independent input devices



After you've done this, the headphones and speakers will show up as independent devices.
Jason
 

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