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# 77681 20-Feb-2011 16:07
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I've got an Asus N61J laptop with a Sony Bravia 40EX500 connected to my laptop via HDMI (extended desktop). Great for watching movies/videos etc.

I currently have all audio transmittal through a set of speakers which are connected directly to my TV.

Is there a way to have a seperate audio output from the two respective screens? For instance, sound from streamed movies on the TV from my laptop to transmit through my TV speakers; and at the same time, the music/games on my laptop transmits audio through my laptop speakers?

Long story short, I'd like to have sound transmit through its respective screens.
IE TV -> TV speakers and Laptop -> laptop speakers.

On Win7 btw.


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  # 441680 20-Feb-2011 16:15
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yes i think this is possible with seperate sound cards, but you can't use the analog and digital as seperate outputs. Its only possible however if the program you use allows you to choose a custom sound output that you can select as the non default card, this is possible in mediaportal.

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  # 441688 20-Feb-2011 17:09
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I use VLC to output from the non-default coaxial cable, and the default usb headset is used while gaming.


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  # 441689 20-Feb-2011 17:10
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Thanks for the reply kiwijunglist.

Found a temporary fix to it like you said - gave a specific sound output to the media players that I want transmit sound from my TV - MPC HC for videos and foobar for music and left whatever else on system default. That will do for now.

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