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NuniPio
hey.. jus wandering if its possible to have simultaneous audio from 2 seperate sound cards running from windows media player. can anybody help me here? if you're wandering why i need this, its because i have a bluetooth headset which i run off a usb sound card and my speakers/wired headphones off my internal sound card, and it would be very helpful if i could run wireless and wired at the same time (kind of like an audio hub if you know wat i mean) ohh and also this is for watching videos, i have a program already that can do it with audio files. thanks for any help. cheers
askchris
It is possible to run two soundcards simultaneusly, what you really need is not windows media player, but winamp, or even a decent dj program such as Native Instruments Traktor. With winamp you will probably need a crossfader plugin and possibly another plugin to link up the soundcards, but all said winamp is going to be the cheapest solution for you, but the most perfect solution would be the Traktor DJ program.

All the best, and good luck
Arnie
From Windows 98 on it's possible to run 2 sound cards, they will simply be 2 different output devices. You can select one as primary and when the 1st is in use, you can play another sound on the second. So this makes it possible to play different sounds simultaneously.

When you want the same sound on multiple output devices, you're better off using one sound card and a minijack splitter.
NuniPio
askchris wrote:
It is possible to run two soundcards simultaneusly, what you really need is not windows media player, but winamp, or even a decent dj program such as Native Instruments Traktor. With winamp you will probably need a crossfader plugin and possibly another plugin to link up the soundcards, but all said winamp is going to be the cheapest solution for you, but the most perfect solution would be the Traktor DJ program.

All the best, and good luck


yea thanks for that, ill look into that but like i said i have already found a way to do it with just audio (wav, mp3, wma etc) but i need a program that would do it for video files too.. and i think winamp does that.

Arnie wrote:
From Windows 98 on it's possible to run 2 sound cards, they will simply be 2 different output devices. You can select one as primary and when the 1st is in use, you can play another sound on the second. So this makes it possible to play different sounds simultaneously.

When you want the same sound on multiple output devices, you're better off using one sound card and a minijack splitter.


umm dude are you sure they run simultaneously? and its outputs im after from 2 seperate sound devices the splitter is an obvious solution but not in this case. and aslo win 98 is pretty outdated and im sure xp can handle all of what 98 could. but thanks for the help. cheers
Arnie
I've run 2 sound cards on 98SE myself. Open sound file one, and it plays on the primary device. Open sound file two while one is still playing, and it plays on the secondary device. In certain applications it's also possible to select what sound card to use. With MIDI you can divide the instruments over the two cards.
NuniPio
ye but i want to play the same audio through both sound cards (like i said earlier its basically like putting a splitter in but not because i need it to run from 2 seperate sound cards)
Arnie
Spartan solution might be fetching the output signal on the "normal" card and putting it into the line in of your USB card. If your normal card has no line out you would still need a splitter to bring the signal to 1) the speakers 2) the second card.

Or.. http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=%22two+sound+cards%22+%22same+output%22
NuniPio
what i am asking for help with is very simlar to this
Quote:
http://www.motherboardpoint.com/t147308-same-output-to-two-sound-cards.html

except i can already do it with just audio (mp3, wma, m4a, etc) i want it for video (avi, mpg, etc) so i can use wireless headphones from one sound card and my wired headphones from the other, but i dont want to have to use a splitter for various reasons. does that make the question a little more clearer? i dont want to play 2 different audio simultaneously either as i can already do that without any 3rd party software.
Arnie
That topic came from the google link I gave you and the software at the bottom of that topic should make it work for video. Your audio player apparently is able to send output to two sound cards simultaneously, which is a feature of that specific software NOT implemented in the default Windows sound system.
NuniPio
Arnie wrote:
That topic came from the google link I gave you and the software at the bottom of that topic should make it work for video. Your audio player apparently is able to send output to two sound cards simultaneously, which is a feature of that specific software NOT implemented in the default Windows sound system.


yep its good for audio but if you try it for video the sound is out of sync on the second audio device. but this is what im looking for, thanks for your help.. but i need something thats not out of sync. thanks
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