Rear and front audio jacks: Can't use both

liamivmcc

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Front and rear audio outputs not being registered as seperate:

So i've been trying for a few hours to figure this out without any luck.
Basically i've got a set of speakers running of an amp plugged into the rear 3.5mm audio jack, and i've got my headphones running of the front jack.

What i want to be able to do is basically run all audio off both devices at the same time so that i can listen over my speakers while streaming videos or music, and simply switch them off and turn on my headphones if im gaming.

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated!
 

Paul NZ

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On some mobos I think if it's Realtek

If you installed the drivers, run the Realtek program, and click on the spanner in its options

There's an option here you can tick so both work

Cant remember the name of it tho. It'll say something about front and rear ports
 

liamivmcc

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Ok, so this is where i've really been getting stuck. I've found loads of solutions using teh realtek software or VAC (Virtual Audio Cable), however i can't find the Realtek programme. And i couldn't get VAC to work either.

Is there anywhere the software can be downloaded?
 

liamivmcc

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It doesn't necessarily have to be running the same audio off of both.
But at least being able to switch between them without unplugging my headphones.
What keeps happening now is i run my audio off the speakers (rear audio jack), and whenever i plug in my headphones i'm no longer able to play off the speakers.
Every single audio playback device is now my headphones. (In the default audio playback devices menu in windows)
 

liamivmcc

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So what the guy in the video has done is, using the realtek software, set both ports to headphone and then the mute setting?
Well, now i'm trying to get the software but i can't find it anywhere, i've got my motherboards disc and i found drivers on there which i installed, but i can't find the software.
 

n0ns3ns3

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you need to go to advanced settings of the realtek HD audio manager and select the behavior configuration you want.
but even if you do change the behavior, when you will plug in the headphones, nothing will happen. you will have to manually switch the audio device.
I use AudioSwitch that allows to use keyboard shortcuts to switch between different audio devices.
 

liamivmcc

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It's an asus board but i honestly can't find anything about downloads.
Sorry about this
 

liamivmcc

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Finally!
Found the downloads, all i can see are drivers though, but let's see
 

liamivmcc

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Ended up doing this with an audio splitter as suggested by n0ns3ns3 as i just gave up trying to get other stuff to work.

Huge thanks to Paul NZ for trying to help, would suggest his solution if you have the realtek software