It seems that the only option with Vista is to have two audio devices installed.
I have my on board Realtek audio adapter and a Creative X-Fi installed for just
such purposes with no conflicts or problems. I don't think there is any way in
Vista to have both the analog and digital outputs of a single audio adapter
active at the same time -- too bad.
I Bleed Blue and Gold
"Alexander VW" <Alexander VW@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I also have the same problem- I live in an apartment, and I have my
> computer/computer speakers in one room and a projector/theater speakers in
> the other. I have both video and audio hooked up to the room with the
> projector (via a vga extension and SP/DIF out), for using windows media
> center and occasionally playing games on a larger screen.
> However, even though I have both sets of speakers connected the same
> computer, there is no way to output audio through both at the same time. I
> can choose between either, but each time I change the default audio output,
> any new programs use exclusively those speakers. This ruins my plans of being
> able to stream music through the entire floor.
> From what I can tell, Vista does not allow multiple outputs (as backwards
> as that may seem). Is there any other option available, preferably software
> rather than hardware change? If I cannot find a solution, I may be forced to
> go back to XP. again.