How to connect built-in speakers from dual monitors via DVI and VGA?

freshmango90

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I have two monitors (Acer GF276 Abmipx) that has built-in speakers.

The back of the monitors have:
- 3.5mm jack for line-in
- 3.5mm jack for headphones

I have an audio splitter.

How to I make this work? I tried:
- connect aux cords from headphone jack on monitors to splitter
- connect splitter to headphones jack on computer

Before you ask me to use HDMI - I don't have HDMI port on my computer.
 

canadianvice

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Make sure you've selected the right audio output, but what you should have set up is:
3.5mm HEADPHONE OUT on the back of your computer, in to the splitter
3.5mm AUXILIARY M<->M Cable x2; One going from the splitter into the AUDIO IN on a monitor, and then the other for the same.

DVI, VGA, etc. shouldn't have much to do with it. Is your software side audio configured properly?
 

canadianvice

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Make sure you've selected the right audio output, but what you should have set up is:
3.5mm HEADPHONE OUT on the back of your computer, in to the splitter
3.5mm AUXILIARY M<->M Cable x2; One going from the splitter into the AUDIO IN on a monitor, and then the other for the same.

DVI, VGA, etc. shouldn't have much to do with it. Is your software side audio configured properly?
 

freshmango90

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Thank you for your response. This works for one monitor. I just realized something else. The other monitor is connected to DVI using HDMI/DVI adapter, as the monitor does not accept DVI. So does this mean that the audio is being outputted via HDMI, thus ignoring the "AUDIO IN"?

I checked the settings on the monitor. It says source is HDMI, and the only settings on audio is volume, can't choose where the sounds coming from...
 

canadianvice

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I sadly don't have a capacity to check with my own setup, but this would sound logical to me. I've always just pumped it through one monitor, myself.
 

freshmango90

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I'm going to mark your first reply as an answer, and open a new thread about using the 3.5mm audio in jack instead of using HDMI on the monitor.
 
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