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HDMI hijacks default playback device

By Reavance
Jul 26, 2014
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  1. I have headphones through onboard audio set as the default playback device.

    I have HDMI set to listen stereo mix (onboard) under recording devices so that I can get duplicate audio on my headphones and TV.

    Windows 7 likes to set as HMDI audio as the default playback device when I am not looking (assumedly shortly after rebooting, but not quite sure when). And then I get no sound from my headphones because the programs are all playing on HDMI.

    Is there way I can fix this?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +620

    Hmm; I think HDMI is mutually exclusive to pc { speakers & headphones }. If the HDMI senses a signal to the tv, then the others go off.

    right-click on the speaker icon in the tray and view/set the playback devices
     

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