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Change default windows playback device depending on display output

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Dear Experts,

I have two audio playback devices on my Windows 7 machine. There is one monitor connected to this machine via HDMI.

Now, when the HDMI monitor is switched on, I want the audio of the PC to go through HDMI. When the monitor is switched off, I want the default audio device to switch to the mini-jack / normal output device...

Is it possible to somehow automate this, i.e. detect whether the monitor is on, then determine the default playback device?

Many Thanks!
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Don't think this achievable since the audio uses the line out plug not the monitor hdmi,, and windows determins the hardware by the connections.
on windows 7 if you remove any cables within the audio it immediately detects it and throws up the Audio control panel, you could place a shortcut to the audio control panel on your desktop.
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items/ Sound>r/click and create a shortcut.
I have an Real Tek HDef audio card and in the audio Mixer I can select which device to use for the audio out depending on what is active on my desktop.
For automating this if windows does not detect the audio cables..that is device changes you may need to manually use a tool
http://www.actualsolution.com/
here's an example
 I have a game running and how windows 7 displays the audio Mixer for those programs
sorry I cant offer any further ideas on this.
IMHO it cannot be done.
Regards Merete
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Apologies for the late reply!
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