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April 29, 2014 3:53:54 PM

I have two ASUS VE278Q monitors connected to my computer, one via DVI and one via HDMI. Both of these monitors have internal speakers and I have used a Y-cable to connect them both to the 3.5mm audio on the back of the computer. However, I am only able to get sound out of one of them at a time. I am given the option to enable my 'Speakers' (Realtek High Definition Audio) or the 'ASUS VE768' NVIDIA High Definition Audio. I would like to be able to play sound through both monitors at the same time rather than choosing between the two.

I assume this is due to the computer recognizing the HDMI connection and is trying to play the sound through that, rather than using the 3.5mm connection. Is there any way I could pair the two together or possibly disable HDMI audio on that monitor to force it to use the other audio connection.

Thank you

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April 29, 2014 3:59:19 PM

the Nvidia HD Audio is the HDMI cable. If you use the Y cable, then Enble the Realtek HD AUdio.
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April 29, 2014 8:29:29 PM

Yeah, if I enable the Realtek HD audio, sound will only play out of the monitor that is connected via DVI. If I enable NVIDIA HD Audio, sound will play out of the HDMI monitor. I can not enable both at the same time to my knowledge.
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April 30, 2014 9:44:34 AM

because the monitor automatically takes the HDMI sound as the Default input (look in the settings for audio on your monitor to disable this... I used a Samsung SMART, Sony and even VIZIO as my monitors and they all had this in the sound/audio/or something like that settings section)
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April 30, 2014 2:53:08 PM

Thanks, that's exactly what I needed.
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June 5, 2017 10:47:25 PM

wrathofdragon said:
because the monitor automatically takes the HDMI sound as the Default input (look in the settings for audio on your monitor to disable this... I used a Samsung SMART, Sony and even VIZIO as my monitors and they all had this in the sound/audio/or something like that settings section)


in what settings?
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January 14, 2018 4:35:54 PM

RockinRage said:
wrathofdragon said:
because the monitor automatically takes the HDMI sound as the Default input (look in the settings for audio on your monitor to disable this... I used a Samsung SMART, Sony and even VIZIO as my monitors and they all had this in the sound/audio/or something like that settings section)


in what settings?


I would assume the settings on the monitors themselves. When you press the menu button on the monitor you should see an audio section. If not, I would check your device properties on your PC under "Control Panel > Sound > Playback Devices".

Hopefully that can get you pointed in the right direction until wrathofdragon responds to you.

EDIT: If you're running an Nvidia GPU, you might also check in the Nvidia control center. I believe there's an audio section for the monitors there too, if I remember correctly.
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9 minutes ago

preston-71 said:
RockinRage said:
wrathofdragon said:
because the monitor automatically takes the HDMI sound as the Default input (look in the settings for audio on your monitor to disable this... I used a Samsung SMART, Sony and even VIZIO as my monitors and they all had this in the sound/audio/or something like that settings section)


in what settings?


I would assume the settings on the monitors themselves. When you press the menu button on the monitor you should see an audio section. If not, I would check your device properties on your PC under "Control Panel > Sound > Playback Devices".

Hopefully that can get you pointed in the right direction until wrathofdragon responds to you.

EDIT: If you're running an Nvidia GPU, you might also check in the Nvidia control center. I believe there's an audio section for the monitors there too, if I remember correctly.

I have the same problem,except on a laptop. Is there a solution for this?
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