getting audio out of a laptop when using a projector

Trying to help a church - they have a netbook / low power laptop feeding an Epson projector via VGA cable.

But the audio from the netbook is not loud.  The Epson projector has audio in via 2 RCA jacks or it says if you connect the computer via USB, loading the epson USB connection software, that will get the audio into the projector.

a single USB cable for both audio and video would be nice, but not sure if the USB software will load down the computer?

or just get a cable with stereo 3.5mm plug to 2 RCA male connectors?
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
The latter option, "a cable with stereo 3.5mm plug to 2 RCA male connectors" is the easiest way to go. Cheap and easy enough to get.

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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
to boost the sound from the mic:
Control Panel, Sound, Speakers, Enhancements -- check Loudness Equalization

you can also get to this by right-clicking the speaker icon in the system tray and choosing Playback Devices and choosing Speaker and then Properties
Hi  BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelp
get a single cable with stereo 3.5mm plug to 2 RCA male connectors this opens up more possibilities to connect to other devices.
Is there any chance you can plug the audio line output to an amp with speakers? rca?
Or some sort of device that a set of speakers can be connected to? that can control the volume?
Are you using the head phones line for the audio out?
Then look in the playback devices for headphones and check the volume there highlight the headphones line out then properties then levels, there will only be some adjustments since the line is designed for headphones, that's where an amplifier would give more control of the volume
BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!  2 votes for the audio cable vs. USB.  The winner!
Thankyou BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelp. You can buy these as long cables
All the Best
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