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I need a way to run 2 different audio programs with separate audio outputs at the same time, how can I do this?

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hey

if i understand your needs, Windows 10 includes a Stereo Mix option that you can adjust to playing audio from two devices at once. However, that is not enabled by default in Windows 10.

Select Output Devices to play audio from specific apps

  1. To select audio output for specific software, right-click the Speakers icon and select Open Sound settings.
     

     

  2. Then click App volume and devices preferences to open the options shown in the image directly below.
  3. The Settings lists all your open apps. Click the Output drop-down menu adjacent to the software you need to select a playback device for.
  4. Then you can select a connected playback device from the drop-down menu. Note that Windows will save the chosen output audio device so that it plays audio when you open the software you selected it for.

The latest Window 10 build includes new settings that enable users to customize playback devices for software. Now users can select different audio playback devices for alternative apps.

For example, you could select one set of speakers  to play music from Google Chrome and another pair of speakers to play audio from the Movies & TV app.

So you can play audio from two or more playback devices at once by selecting alternative sound output for software.

If you’re having trouble opening the Setting app, take a look at this quick article  to solve the issue.

Note that you can also enable Stereo Mix in earlier Windows platforms, but you can’t configure multiple output devices to play audio from specific apps in Windows 7 or 8.

So you can play audio from two, or more, sound devices at once by enabling Stereo Mix or adjusting the volume and device preferences in Win 10.

If you are planning to connect multiple headphones but don’t have enough jack ports, use a headphone splitter.

 

If you’re aware of another fix for the problem, share it in the comments section below so that other users can try it, too.

Remember, you can still select specific audio playback devices for apps with the Audio Router  software.

 

hope i helped 

regards

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Thank you so much for the reply, I'm going to check it out after work Monday.  After glancing over your message I believe we're on the same page. I have 2 audio output programs (virtual dj online and a online karaoke program) that I have to play music from and have to be able to seamlessly switch between the 2 with no dead air (quiet) so the kids can stay in time and not miss a beat. With 2 different output cables from the laptop {1 audio output cable pugged into headphone jack for virtual dj and 1 audio output plugged into usb for kalaptop mixer.jpgaoke} ran to a mixing board will make this seamless and awesome.

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