How to have to audio outputs when using laptop and monitor

notsam98

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Hi,
I have recently started plugging my laptop into a monitor via a HDMI lead, to play games. The monitors speakers aren't great so I use some external speakers to play sound through. When in playing games however, I would like the games volume to come out of the speakers and any videos I'm watching on my laptop to output the sound through my laptop. Does anyone know how I can achieve this?
 
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Tanis

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

First thing to look at is to identify if you laptop has more than one audio device. In the example from my desktop below you can see I have the Realtek Digital Audio Output and VP279 (NVidia High Definition Audio). The VP279 is the HDMI audio running to my monitor.

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Assuming you do have something like this you will need to manually change the audio output device for games and whatever app etc you are using for videos. This should be accessible through the Game or Apps audio settings.
 

notsam98

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

First thing to look at is to identify if you laptop has more than one audio device. In the example from my desktop below you can see I have the Realtek Digital Audio Output and VP279 (NVidia High Definition Audio). The VP279 is the HDMI audio running to my monitor.

View attachment 287404

Assuming you do have something like this you will need to manually change the audio output device for games and whatever app etc you are using for videos. This should be accessible through the Game or Apps audio settings.
Thank you, I will try this :)
 
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Hi and welcome to TSG.

First thing to look at is to identify if you laptop has more than one audio device. In the example from my desktop below you can see I have the Realtek Digital Audio Output and VP279 (NVidia High Definition Audio). The VP279 is the HDMI audio running to my monitor.

View attachment 287404

Assuming you do have something like this you will need to manually change the audio output device for games and whatever app etc you are using for videos. This should be accessible through the Game or Apps audio settings.
It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic,
but you sound like you know what you’re talking about.
 

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