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ATI Radeon HD 4500 HDMI - Play sound through the computer when the TV is off

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 12, 2014 3:54:02 PM

I hooked up a TV to my computer via HDMI cable. To get sound through the TV, I have to open the Sound settings (Control Panel -> Sound) and set "AMD HDMI Output" as the "Default Device". This works, but now the sound doesn't come through the computer speakers. The problem is I only plan on using the TV on rare occasions (watching movies, etc). When the TV is off or set to a different input, the "AMD HDMI Output" is still listed as "Ready" and therefor no sound is coming out of the speakers. Is there a way to have sound go through HDMI only when the TV is being used and the computer speakers all other times or have the sound go through both the HDMI and the computer speakers? I would rather not have to plug/unplug the HDMI cable from the TV every time I want to use it.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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February 12, 2014 3:57:25 PM

cas4 said:
I hooked up a TV to my computer via HDMI cable. To get sound through the TV, I have to open the Sound settings (Control Panel -> Sound) and set "AMD HDMI Output" as the "Default Device". This works, but now the sound doesn't come through the computer speakers. The problem is I only plan on using the TV on rare occasions (watching movies, etc). When the TV is off or set to a different input, the "AMD HDMI Output" is still listed as "Ready" and therefor no sound is coming out of the speakers. Is there a way to have sound go through HDMI only when the TV is being used and the computer speakers all other times or have the sound go through both the HDMI and the computer speakers? I would rather not have to plug/unplug the HDMI cable from the TV every time I want to use it.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


For this, you can just change the volume on the bottom bar for when you switch it. Turn the volume up for the HDMI in the bottom bar and turn off the sound on the other one. I hope this helped!




In your case, there will be 2 bars.
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February 12, 2014 4:08:09 PM

The way I do it on my computer is that I when I switch to extended mode the audio for Media Player Classic defaults to the AMD HDMI output. When I shut off extended mode the audio for MPC goes back to the computer speakers.

Other than that the only thing I can suggest to make it quicker is right clicking the speaker icon in the bottom right corner and choosing playback devices to switch between outputs. Or maybe what the previous poster said.
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