9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2012 7:09 PM by Danny Lam Ong RSS

How to keep laptop speakers as default

chrbelange Community Member
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Hi,

 

Is there anyway to keep the laptop speakers as the default speakers, or configure the WiDi app to play sound on both at the same time?

 

I plan on using the WiDi setup on a projector in a small auditorium. The projector will be on the stage however the sound board is at the back of the room. I would need to connect the sound from the laptop through the AUX jack to the resident sound system inside the auditorium.

 

I've been trying to test it at home without success.

 

Help!

 

Thanks,

Christian

  • 1. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
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    @Christian I was just experimenting with this for another thread. Audio is always routed to the WiDi audio device when a WiDi connection is active. Unfortunately it appears you can't just disable the device or change it from the default. I am currently investigating whether it can go to both the audio jack as well as the TV. Stay tuned!

     

    Shashi

    Intel WiDi - Applications Engineer

  • 2. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
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    Audio is always routed to the WiDi audio device when a WiDi connection is active. Unfortunately it appears you can't just disable the device or change it from the default. I am currently investigating whether it can go to both the audio jack as well as the TV. Stay tuned

     

    Shashi

    Intel WiDi - Applications Engineer

  • 3. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    chrbelange Community Member
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    Hi Shashi,

     

    Thanks for following up. If I can get sound from both that would work perfectly.

     

    I can force it with an application called "Atomix Virtual DJ v7" (it has the option in the config panel to set how many of the audio devices I have I wish to use and when I set it to both it works).

     

    So, it may not be possible in the current version of the WiDi software, but maybe in the next version?

     

    Unless you can find another option for me.

     

    Thanks again,

    Christian

  • 4. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    leo8888 Community Member
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    This worked for me :

     

    - using Windows 7 - go to control panel -> hardware and sounds -> manage audio devices

     

    - select speaker/IWD (Intel widi audio devices) and click on Properties

     

    - under device usage - select (Don't use this device (disable))

     

    - click ok to save

  • 5. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    Cam Community Member
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    I'm using the Belkin Screencast and when I do the above it terrminates the WiDi connection as the audio device has been disabled. Leo8888 did you have this problem and if so how did you get around it?

     

    This is going to be an issue for allot of people, is a solution been worked on?

  • 6. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    dac007 Community Member
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    leo8888, I tried that and it didn't work.  I think I screwed up!  It was working if I set up my internal speaker as default after connecting, it would however time out and the audio error would pop up and then disconnet widi.  An update message popped up and thinking maybe Intel had fixed the audio restrictions, I installed it.  Now It doesn't work at all.  This really sucks.  I got the P2TV because I travel quite a bit and I am sick and tired of hotel tv's and programming.  Purchase a slingbox, some great Bose PC speakers and the P2TV, plan on traveling with my projector and have my own home theater on the road.  I still may be able to use it and deal with the crappy hotel TV speakers but I've noticed more and more hotel TV's are completely locked down, no access to any of the TV's connections, especially the nicer hotels.

     

    This sucks, if I can't get it to work, it's useless to me and I'll just have to travel with a long HDMI cable.

  • 7. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    dac007 Community Member
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    Got it fixed!!!!  First of all I decided to roll back the Widi from 3.0.13.0 to version  2.1.41.0 from Lenovo's website, it was at least giving me a few seconds of audio before the error message and disconnect.  Then I disabled prompts for firmware updates and software upgrades.  I was still getting only a few seconds of sound BUT no disconnection or error message, the sound just stopped.  Started fooling around with my audio (Realtek HD audio manager in my case) still only getting a few seconds of sound after selecting it as the default playback device.  Then went to the Window 7 control panel, here's the solution:

     

    Control panel >Hardware and sound>Manage audio devices>Speakers/IWD>Properties

     

    Click on the advanced tab and uncheck "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device".

     

    That's it!  Very simple, it only took me a few hours!  I'm surprised Intel hasn't found this.  I'm happy now!!!!

  • 8. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    dac007 Community Member
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    I've been playing with it, disconnected and reconnected several times and it reverted back to a few seconds of audio then nothing.  For some reason you have to repeatedly click on set as default, maybe it has to fool the system but it works fine when the setting sticks!

  • 9. Re: How to keep laptop speakers as default
    Danny Lam Ong Community Member
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    Been searching for this. Have we had a solution for this yet? I hate to listen through the TV

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