digital speakers and analogue headphones at the same time in vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by whiterabbit, May 22, 2008.

  1. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Guest

    my computer has a realtek alc 882 hd audio. i have speakers connected via
    optical output - my speakers can decode dolby digital. i also have headphones
    plugged into the headphone socket.

    in windows xp if i wanted to be quiet i can turn the speakers off and hear
    everything from the headphones. for films with dolby digital the sound would
    be output by sp/dif and the speakers would decode - the headphones would be
    silent while any dolby digital was playing. to get this working all i had to
    do was enable digital output on the speakers settings for the drivers.

    in vista i cant get sound to come from the headphones and speakers at the
    same time. in vista i seem to have to 2 outputs to choose from - speaker and
    digital output. if i set digital output then the speakers work and if playing
    dolby digital stuff the dd light lights up on the speakers but the headphones
    are silent. if i set speakers as the default the speakers go silent but the
    headphones work.

    how do i get it to work like xp did? clearly the hardware supports this
    since it works fine in xp.
     
    whiterabbit, May 22, 2008
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  2. whiterabbit

    mikeyhsd Guest

    most likely it is the difference in he drives from XP to Vista.

    best to ask the manufacturer of the audio device or the driver supplier.








    my computer has a realtek alc 882 hd audio. i have speakers connected via
    optical output - my speakers can decode dolby digital. i also have headphones
    plugged into the headphone socket.

    in windows xp if i wanted to be quiet i can turn the speakers off and hear
    everything from the headphones. for films with dolby digital the sound would
    be output by sp/dif and the speakers would decode - the headphones would be
    silent while any dolby digital was playing. to get this working all i had to
    do was enable digital output on the speakers settings for the drivers.

    in vista i cant get sound to come from the headphones and speakers at the
    same time. in vista i seem to have to 2 outputs to choose from - speaker and
    digital output. if i set digital output then the speakers work and if playing
    dolby digital stuff the dd light lights up on the speakers but the headphones
    are silent. if i set speakers as the default the speakers go silent but the
    headphones work.

    how do i get it to work like xp did? clearly the hardware supports this
    since it works fine in xp.
     
    mikeyhsd, May 22, 2008
    #2
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