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alien jew 420 Jul 1, 2013 @ 4:58pm
will this help me with sound between monitors?
hello, thanks for taking a sec to view my question; its a little long but i hope it's clear what i would like to accomplish. thanks in advance!

so here it goes:

i have my pc setup in the living room at a desk w/ an asus monitor and use it's built in speakers. i am hooked up dvi-hdmi. my second input is the 60" tv in the living room. it's not a traditional "two monitor setup" altho the desk is basically behind the couch (and to the right). it's hooked up hdmi to hdmi. thirdly, ofthen when i game i use wireless headphones (logitech g930). at this time i can basically choose to game or watch something on the tv. its easy to game and watch tv if i turn the sound off in the game... or viceversa game w/ the headset on and use subtitles.... but here is what i dream of:

i'd like to have a chrome browser playing video or just in vlc on the tv, with sound going thru hdmi. i'd like to be able to have the other display independtly going through the built-in speakers or my headset for games. at the same time.

as far as i know this is only possible if a program explicitly has an option for which sound inputs to use. this is not available in chrome or vlc or steam as far as i can tell. will this program help out with routing audio to a proper input per display? if not, can anyone reccomend software or other ideas for solutions?

Last edited by alien jew 420; Jul 1, 2013 @ 5:02pm
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Keith Lammers (Binary Fortress)  [developer] Jul 2, 2013 @ 6:54am 
Unfortunately this isn't something that DisplayFusion can help with. I'm not aware of any software that can do this, but if you do find something, we'd love to hear about it!

alien jew 420 Jul 2, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
short of setting up a mediabox for the tv i'm at a loss... i want one machine to rule them all! isn't this part of valves grand vision for the steambox? a machine that can route to "ten tvs at once with independent gaming!"

here's an abstract idea, altho my research is outdated. using a virtual machine on the tv display. i have bluetooth + wired keyboard/mice so inputs isn't the problem. that's also gonna be a headache tho, and the real kicker is directx won't run in some VM environments - or so i was told almost 15 months ago.

for now my solution is to choose sound from one input and subtitles from the other, less than ideal for my roomies etc.

edit: found source article for gabe quotes : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Gabe-Newell-Steam-box-valve-piston,20310.html it's 8 machines not 10. gotta love that dude!!
Last edited by alien jew 420; Jul 2, 2013 @ 4:15pm
Keith Lammers (Binary Fortress)  [developer] Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
Haha, yeah, audio output definitely puts a kink in those plans. A virtual machine would work in theory, but I think you're correct, 3D performance is somewhat limited. I've run old games like Quake 3 in VMs, but not anything recent :)
alien jew 420 Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
it looks like your product might be useful for me anyway, im having lots of weird kinks when i go into big screen mode on the tv and click on something outside; it's as if it switches the tv to primary monitor (taskbar is down there). then after closing big picture my monitors switch back but new windows open up on the tv. i'm going ot give the pro trial a run after the holiday, i'll report back on my experience :) thanks for the replies keith it gives a good first impression about your company to say the least.
Keith Lammers (Binary Fortress)  [developer] Jul 4, 2013 @ 6:18am 
No worries, glad to hear it! Please let us know if you have any questions when you get a chance to use the trial :)
ChunkyBitz Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:58am 
I think IndieVolume will do what you require. http://www.indievolume.com/

Problems IndieVolume can solve:

Two or more soundcards, but applications play only on one.

For example, if you have built-in sound card and SoundBlaster as second sound card, or USB/Bluetooth headset, you can configure certain applications play on built-in sound card, and others play on SoundBlaster or USB headset, fully employing your audio hardware.

There's a 14-day trial so you can see if it will work for you. You didn't mention what OS you're using. IndieVolume says it will work only with 32-bit applications when used on a 64-bit OS...but then most applications are still 32-bit.
alien jew 420 Jul 23, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
i have found this software to be pretty useful; gotta ask tho has displayfusion ever gone on sale? also indievolume looks perfect but i havent tried that one yet. thanks chunky.
ChunkyBitz Jul 23, 2013 @ 5:02pm 
Originally posted by tigerwoodzyo:
i have found this software to be pretty useful; gotta ask tho has displayfusion ever gone on sale? also indievolume looks perfect but i havent tried that one yet. thanks chunky.
Seriously? Wow, is your timing ever bad. It was on sale for the entire Steam Summer Sale (July 11th-22nd) for $9.29.
alien jew 420 Jul 23, 2013 @ 8:25pm 
shoulda put it on my wishlist
ChunkyBitz Jul 23, 2013 @ 8:49pm 
Originally posted by tigerwoodzyo:
shoulda put it on my wishlist
Yeah, well...it's been on sale once, so maybe it will be again. Get it on your wishlist!
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