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  1. #1
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    June 2017

    Teamspeak though buil-in laptop speakers, music through external speakers

    Hey I'm trying to set this thing up, but so far have been unable to.
    I have a pair of column speakers connected with 3.5mm jack that I want everything from my PC to go to (youtube, spofity, game sound etc), except Teamspeak sound, which should be played using my laptop built-in speakers. Is it possible to set this up?

    The default is as soon as I plug the jack in, everything goes through external speakers. I tried changing the outputs in Tools>Options>Playback but it either plays with the rest of the sounds or not at all.

    I'm on Win10 and have Realtek HD Audio drivers, the laptop is Lenovo y510p

  2. #2
    Join Date
    June 2011
    If headphones are plugged into the headphone jack, most laptops with Windows Vista and up will be unable to access the speakers. This behaviour is driver- or hardware-wise and cannot be changed using software. My laptop for example reports three playback devices: Always use headphones, use speakers if no headphones are connected (and use headphones if present), always use S/PDIF. There is no device that always uses speakers. These options have strange names upon install, so I renamed the second one into "Auto".
    The easiest way to solve this would be buying a USB soundcard. Any soundcard works. If you can wait a few weeks, you can buy those in China (e.g. AliExpress) for under one dollar (includes shipping).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2017
    try "virtual audio cable" it should be able to split/share audio streams to all devices/apps.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    June 2011
    As I said, on many laptops, there is no device that could output sound to the speakers when headphones are plugged in.

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