play same audio feed from front and rear jack

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January 5, 2010 at 04:00:36
Specs: Windows 7, E8400, 4GB
Hi
I've recently upgraded to windows 7 and installed the latest Realtek drivers, those it seems that Realtek's "features" are more counter-productive than it's worth.

All I want is to have both my speakers and headphone plugged in (via rear and front panel phonejack) at the same time, and get the same audio feed from both (so if i ever need privacy, all i need is to turn off speakers and put on headphones)

though it seems that the Realtek driver forces one of them to be "default device", where all the sounds would go to one or the other (depending on which is default)
this really sucks, how is it helpful to have a secondary device if nothing plays through it??

Is there a way to duplicate the main speaker audio feed to the headphones, at all?

(my Realtek is the onboard sound device, on my P5Q pro motherboard, if it helps)


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#1
January 5, 2010 at 04:43:19
though it seems that the Realtek driver forces one of them to be "default device", where all the sounds would go to one or the other (depending on which is default)
this really sucks

You Motherboard is set to only use one
Windows through PnP will respond by disabling the rear plug when the front plug is plugged in (I think I have that right)

Anyway, Realtek is not doing it.

You can only have one, unless you split the wires and run two from one
I think there was another way as well, but I can't remember this second


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#2
January 5, 2010 at 04:46:59
That ability is not dependent solely on the software. Most motherboards using integrated sound chips are an either or selection. Someone here recently stated they had both working at the same time. I am not so sure.

Realtek HD sound can program each jack to whatever output you select so it MAY be possible to get some sound out of both front and rear but I doubt you will be able to do what you want.


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#3
January 6, 2010 at 11:24:09
I had it working in xp (front & rear audio at the same time) But now I have windows 7 I can't get it working?

Only when I pull the rear connector out the front one is working, or by selecting front/rear in windows sound manager, but no more sounds at the same time. It sucks indeed.


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#4
January 6, 2010 at 13:23:58
Are you sure you have the Realtek drivers installed. Windows 7 will install generic drivers and the sound will work but the features are not selectable.

Try installing drivers for the realtek from your motherboard CD. Use Vista drivers if no Window 7 are available.


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