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Old 08-10-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
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System sounds to stereo, multimedia to headset?

I would like to use my stereo to broadcast system sounds, but I don't want sound coming through Totem-xine to go through the speakers, to bug the neighbors. My computer has four places for outgoing audio, two are not useful to me (are left/right), but the other two work with my plugs (black/light green). In other words, I can already plug in the two items into two different places in the back of my computer and can manage their volumes independantly. I just don't know how to go about sorting the sound. Any ideas how to set this up?

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Old 08-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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While it is theoretically possible to swap different channels to different ports, it requires some driver rewriting. The easiest thing to do is get a second sound card, like a SB Live or Audigy (fairly cheap these days). Ten you can designate which card is card0 and which is card1, and have different programs output accordingly. I do this on my main system. I have an audigy with surround speakers for my office, and a pair of amplified speakers for my back porch. I just switch the output on xmms.


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