I just got into using Skype, a program that allows you to verbally talk to others, and I bought a headphone (with microphone) to use with the program. What I'm looking to accomplish is to have it so that the voice of whomever I am talking with comes through to the headphone, and at the same time all other sounds come through to the desktop speakers. I took a look at my sound card and noticed five holes: yellow, blue, red, green, and black. The headphone has two prongs, one red (obviously the microphone), and one black (which I figured were for the ear pieces). So I plugged the two prongs into their corresponding holes in the sound card, and left my desktop speakers plugged into the green hole. I figured it would work this way, but all the sound (including the voice of whomever I was talking with) came through to the desktop speakers. Is there a way to get it to work the way I want it to? Also, if someone could brief me on what each of the five holes on a sound card are for, I'd highly appreciate it. I know that the red is for the microphone and green was for the desktop speakers, but then what are yellow, blue, and black for?
The green connector is usually for the left and right speakers. The pink (or red) is the mic.
Two of the other 3 outputs will be the rear speakers, centre + subwoofer. I presume that the other output will be for 2 more front speakers - in an 8 speaker setup.