Solved

Change default windows playback device depending on display output

Posted on 2010-08-16
2
760 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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!
0
Comment
Question by:hendrkle
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 500 total points
ID: 33451802
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
audio-options.jpg
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:hendrkle
ID: 33504591
Apologies for the late reply!
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question