Linux HowTo: How to switch between headphones and speakers without unplugging the headphones

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When i’m using Ubuntu 18, I’m able to freely switch the audio output between my plugged-in headphones (with a jack plug) and the PC speakers using PulseAudio, without unplugging the headphones .

I would like to be able to do the exact same thing on Windows 10 (installed on the same computer) with a software switch just like for Ubuntu.
Contrary to a lot of answers to similar questions, this doesn’t seem to be a hardware-switch only setting, or else I would be unable to do that on linux.

In case this interests you, here’s the command i used to achieve that on ubuntu :

amixer -c 1 set 'Auto-Mute Mode' Disabled

Thanks for your tips πŸ™‚

edit : Windows 10 pro 64 bit, version 1809 , OS build 17763.615

edit2: I only see Speakers (Realtek High definition audio) when selecting the sound output device in the settings and in the taskbar

  1. Open Realtek HD Audio Manager [C:Program FilesRealtekAudioHDARtkNGUI64.exe]
  2. General tab: switch on Multistreaming Button
  3. Seamlessly switch between audio devices via the Taskbar or Control Panel.

After Windows 10 Anniversary update you should get the option to change the playback device simply by clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right of the taskbar and then clicking on the upward arrow..if you don’t see and arrow option, might be any driver issue.
https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-change-audio-playback-device/

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Making Game: How to switch between headphones and speakers without unplugging the headphones

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When i’m using Ubuntu 18, I’m able to freely switch the audio output between my plugged-in headphones (with a jack plug) and the PC speakers using PulseAudio, without unplugging the headphones .

I would like to be able to do the exact same thing on Windows 10 (installed on the same computer) with a software switch just like for Ubuntu.
Contrary to a lot of answers to similar questions, this doesn’t seem to be a hardware-switch only setting, or else I would be unable to do that on linux.

In case this interests you, here’s the command i used to achieve that on ubuntu :

amixer -c 1 set 'Auto-Mute Mode' Disabled

Thanks for your tips πŸ™‚

edit : Windows 10 pro 64 bit, version 1809 , OS build 17763.615

edit2: I only see Speakers (Realtek High definition audio) when selecting the sound output device in the settings and in the taskbar

  1. Open Realtek HD Audio Manager [C:Program FilesRealtekAudioHDARtkNGUI64.exe]
  2. General tab: switch on Multistreaming Button
  3. Seamlessly switch between audio devices via the Taskbar or Control Panel.

After Windows 10 Anniversary update you should get the option to change the playback device simply by clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right of the taskbar and then clicking on the upward arrow..if you don’t see and arrow option, might be any driver issue.
https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-change-audio-playback-device/

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Making Game: How can I generate digital audio from software?

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I have a laptop (ASUS X540B) that is currently my only computer. I checked, it does not have an S/PDIF 3.5mm jack. The speakers I have are the original Xbox 5.1 by Spherex, kinda obscure but whatever. I tried the analog in (the 2 channel RCA jacks, you know) but the left channel doesn’t work. I have confirmed it is not the cable, as I have swapped left and right and it is still the left input that is just silent.

On the back of the surround sound receiver there are two “Optical in” jacks, and one just labelled “coax”. I figure that I should be able to just use the 3.5mm to RCA cable I already have, and just plug one of the cords into the “coax” jack, right?

The thing I’m missing is some kind of software to generate Dolby Digital signals (it doesn’t even have to be 5.1) and output it from either the left or right channel. I don’t want to buy anything, so please don’t link anything unless it’s under $3.

So my question is, are there any software or drivers out there that will let me do that? Or would I have to code something myself?

As the laptop has what is probably a standard ‘headset jack’ 3.5mm TRRS, then you need an adaptor from that to RCA.

The digital connections are no use to you, unless you invest in a considerably more expensive USB output converter, which you said is outside your budget.

So, long & short – forget 5.1, accept stereo.

There’s a rough guide to identifying plug types on CableChick – Understanding TRRS and Audio Jacks

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Making Game: Youtube video no sound when recorded using a mic

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So my sister is trying to upload a video to YouTube and there is a strange issue that the promo of the video is working fine with sound, but after the promo while she is talking there is no sound at all, but when I try it in my Mac I can hear the sound perfectly even when I download the video, but from many other devices there is no sound.

There is no restrictions on the video.

What I have already tried:

  1. Use another recording software.
  2. Use different video formats.
  3. Re-encode the video using HandBrake as written Here.
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Making Game: Sending one audio input to two outputs in windows 10

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I have bought a new piano. I want to do two things with it and, using VB-Audio virtual cable, have found a solution to either one:

Listen to it on my headphones:

  • In the sound settings under “Listen”, send Piano input > Headset output

Mix my headset mic and the piano so that people can hear it on Discord:

  • Send Piano input > VB Audio virtual cable

  • Send Headset input > VB Audio virtual cable

  • On discord, use VB Audio virtual cable as my input

However, I can’t do these at the same time, because I can only send Piano Input to one output at the same time. What solution is there?

The VB-Audio virtual cable works the way you described. You either can talk or use VB to re-route a single device into virtual microphone input.

If you see some YouTubers what setup they have, many of them are actually using small mixing device for this purpose when they are having soundboards or pianos.

The only software I know of (I am sure there are more) which can allow to talk and play something at the same time is Soundpad.

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Linux HowTo: Make Win10 auto-detect audio instead of requiring opening the ‘Sounds’ panel

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I use a television as my main monitor on Windows 10 Pro and connect to it via HDMI. This works fine for the most part, however if I turn the TV off for more than a couple minutes, when I turn it back on, Windows doesn’t detect its speakers.

  • I have a workaround: Sound Control Panel > Sounds tab (see screenshot), as just opening it, without doing anything, makes Windows detect the speakers.
  • Volume Up/Down/Mute buttons, Volume Mixer panel, and Settings > Sound panel do nothing
    IMG:

Since it’s such a trivial thing that makes Windows detect the speakers (possibly cache invalidation?), is there some way to automate this?

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Code Bug Fix: Does anyone know how to get JACK effects working in Manjaro?

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I’ve been trying to get zita-at1 to work with discord calls for a while, to allow for autotune shenanigans.

I’ve installed the JACK and Cadence packages and upon opening up Cadence, it shows the error message: jackdbus is not available and does not allow me to advance any further.

I’m using PulseAudio for all my main audio stuff and PulseEffects for all my audio effects, but it’s quite limited, and I want to move to JACK, which has much more support for plugins.

If possible, I want to keep using PulseAudio for my main audio interface and JACK for plugins and effects.

Edit: Do not have QjackCTL installed.

Do you by any chance have QjackCTL installed? I would go about removing that first for cadence to work properly. Cadence and QjackCTL will combat each other.
Ref: Manjaro Forums – jackdbus is not available

Also, the Arch Wiki is very well documented on Jack and Pulse.

Have a look at these links:

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Linux HowTo: How can I use my beats studio 3 headphones as both a speaker and a microphone on a custom built PC

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I used to have a MacBook Pro from 2013, and on that laptop, I could plug in my headphones and they would work both as a speaker and a microphone without any issues. I could use Discord with only the headphones!

When I plug my headphones into my PC, they only act as speakers. Discord does not recognize my headphones, even after going into voice and video settings in Discord and trying to select an audio device. If I select ‘Default’ it does not work. An image is attached: https://imgur.com/a/3zBW6Ao

After searching around online, I was able to find this solution: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.howtogeek.com/369296/how-to-use-a-mobile-headset-microphone-with-a-desktop-pc/amp/

Essentially, you have to buy a female to 2 male cable that splits the signal from your headphones in two.

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Linux HowTo: Audio Switching without promp

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My Chromebook has been sporadically switching audio from headphone to internal speaker, going back and forth nonstop without headphones. Is there a setting I need to adjust or possibly a reset?

Check the settings of the application that creates the problem. For example, if the problem happens within “Discord” then go to settings and change the audio output from Default to either your speakers or the headset.

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Making Game: Audio Switching without promp

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My Chromebook has been sporadically switching audio from headphone to internal speaker, going back and forth nonstop without headphones. Is there a setting I need to adjust or possibly a reset?

Check the settings of the application that creates the problem. For example, if the problem happens within “Discord” then go to settings and change the audio output from Default to either your speakers or the headset.

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