Forcing an application through a specific audio device.
Posted on 2007-07-31
I've just bought a nice new Dell dekstop PC. It has audio sockets (surround sound) on the back and the front. It has two audio devices, one for back and one for the front so they can run independantly. It's neat.
But what i want to do is always have certain applications go through one device and other devices always go through the other. For example, i want google talk to always come out the front through the headphones and Media player to always go out the back device through the speakers.
It looks like an application that does not have the option to specify which audio device to use will always go out the default device. So what i have to do is change the default device before i open the application which is a bit of a pain.
Vista has the new Audio Mixer feature which is great. Does anyone know a way of forcing an application to use a specific audio device?