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xziztnse
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Member Since: ‎02-14-2010
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Cannot set headphones as default playback

Hi,


I have a Compaq 615 and when i plug my headset into the jack the sound still comes out of my laptops speakers.


I have tried setting the headphones to default playback device but the system won't allow it. 


All drivers are upto date and the headphones work fine as a communication device i.e Skype , Ventrillo etc..


OS - Windows 7 home prem

Driver - IDT HIGH DEF AUDIO CODEC


Can anyone help?

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xanhou
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Member Since: ‎09-19-2010
Message 2 of 15 (68,201 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

I had the sanne problem. Its the IDT drivers and windows 7 that dont like eachother. But I found out how the IDT drivers work.

Normally they tap the sound from your speakers to your plugged in sound divice. But If you enable the option that divices will take exclusive control over a sound divice this will conflict.

 

Therefor all you have to do is disable this option:

 

go to playback divices (richtclick the speakers in the traybar)

 

Go to the properties of a divice

 

Go to advanced

 

Disable the option called:

Allow applications to take exclusive control of this divice

 

repeat this for all audio divices.

 

restart your pc.

 

This also explains why setting some options in media player helps for some people.

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dpaty
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Member Since: ‎10-13-2010
Message 3 of 15 (68,123 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

Hi there,

 

I did exactly what you have said, but I still have the same problem.

 

Software IDT does not allow me to change headphones as default device.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks.

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aquaphobia
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Member Since: ‎10-27-2011
Message 4 of 15 (65,459 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

bump.

 

I am having this exact problem.  It appears that I can set the headphones as the default, but this setting never takes.

 

 

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philipr1882
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Member Since: ‎12-27-2011
Message 5 of 15 (64,043 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

Hi, I have the same problem, have you resolved it and if so can you tell me please

 

Phil

 

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Charliechocho
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Member Since: ‎12-31-2011
Message 6 of 15 (63,879 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

Hello!

 

I had this exact problem. I went into systems management, manage devices. I deleted the IDT sound device codecs and checked the Delete drivers checkbox. After that I restarted, and when it got back up, I had the sound back the way they were before, headphones and speakers.

 

I think what happened when I did this is that I got the default Windows 7 device, High Definition Sound Device, instead of the IDT.

 

Hope this helps!

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STIJPN2012
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Member Since: ‎01-08-2012
Message 7 of 15 (63,575 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

Just an update if anyone is still having this problem.

 

I used the HP Support Assistant, then clicked on Troubleshoot

 

Then Performance & Software

 

Then Software, Drivers & BIOS

 

The troubleshoot had an Action to repair/install the IDT Driver

 

Clicked the repair button, updated the driver

 

Then did a restart and it's working fine now

 

Hope this helps

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lkapoor
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Member Since: ‎09-16-2011
Message 8 of 15 (60,582 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

I have the same problem and none of the advices given here seem to solve the problem. I have re-installed drivers, but it doesn't help. Diagnostic utilities don't detect anything wrong with the driver(s).

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Ssmokes
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Member Since: ‎04-08-2012
Message 9 of 15 (60,249 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

[ Edited ]

This one worked for me too (charlie's solution). Thanks!

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Ogandie
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Member Since: ‎06-12-2012
Message 10 of 15 (58,509 Views)

Re: Cannot set headphones as default playback

Thanks so much, it worked for me too. U deserve a hug right now :smileyhappy:

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