4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2013 4:15 PM by PhilKerman

    Dual Sound Output

    marios

      Hello, just wanted to confirm this.

       

      With the DC3217IYE NUC kit (dual HDMI) there is no way to output sound to both HDMI outputs with Windows 7? For example, a sound playing on two TV's with speakers. Is this limitation coming from Windows or Intel's Driver (or hardware)? For example although I can only have one default device I can code to play sound on two devices etc.. Just curious before I start writing code to see if I can.

        • 1. Re: Dual Sound Output
          lhill

          Hello Mario,

           

          In theory, you should be able to configure for dual audio streams. This question has come up before.

           

          Two different audio tracks can play simultaneously, if at least one application allows you to change the default endpoint for playback. For example, run Windows Media Player using the default endpoint; then start another application, like WinAmp, and change the default endpoint to the second audio output device. This should allow for two audio streams to two different monitors.

           

          I have not tried this configuration in my lab yet. Perhaps other community members can chime in if they've seen this in action.

           

          Regards,

          Lois H.

          Intel

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          • 2. Re: Dual Sound Output
            marios

            As long as there is no limitation in Intel's driver (or hardware) it should be possible. I'm on deadline right now, however I should be able to code something to test this theory at least over the weekend and bring it in to work to test on our development NUC.

             

             

            I'll let you know.

            • 3. Re: Dual Sound Output
              lhill

              Hi Mario,

               

              Our project team is always interested in how the NUC is being put to use - can you share what you are doing with yours?

               

              Lois

              • 4. Re: Dual Sound Output
                PhilKerman

                I threw together a quick test for this by using 1 HDMI to my AMP and the other directly to my TV.

                 

                So long as the particular piece of software (teamspeak in my case) allows you to choose the output device, then yes, you can indeed have multiple audio outputs.

                 

                I was indeed able to hear the test participants over my TV, while music from the Spotify web player was being output on my amplifier. Audio Driver used was the one contained in the Graphics package (9.17.10.2932).

                 

                My personal use for this will revolve around Music playing to Zone 2 on my Amplifier.

                 

                Phil