HDMI audio for Media Center and Line Out for rest?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Ari, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Ari

    Ari Guest

    I need to send audio through HDMI to the TV for media center but through line
    out to the computer speakers for everything else. How do I go about setting
    this up?
    For example, is there a way to automatically specify different audio outputs
    for different programs?
    I'm running MCE 2005 with a Radeon HD 3450 video card sending HDMI to the TV
    (in another room) and VGA to a monitor at the PC. The audio is HDMI from the
    video card to the TV and line out from the realtek on the motherboard to the
    computer speakers.
    Thanks for any help!
    Ari
     
    Ari, Jul 3, 2009
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  2. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Bump?
     
    Ari, Jul 4, 2009
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  3. Ari

    Barb Bowman Guest

    you are going to have to change the default audio device each time
    if you want to switch.

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    Barb Bowman, Jul 5, 2009
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  4. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Right. I see that now.
    I wrote a program to "listen" for media center to be the active window and
    switch the audio device to the TV through hdmi if it is, then switch it back
    to the desktop speakers if media center is not the active window.
    Trouble is, it doesn't work because it seems that media center has to be
    closed and opened again to recognize the changed sound device...
    So I'll just have to switch manually before I open media center and then
    switch back after I close it.
    Wish there was a way to have the green start button on the remote launch a
    different program than media center -- because then I could write a program
    to just switch the sound device and then launch media center.
    Thanks,
    Ari
     
    Ari, Jul 6, 2009
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