How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7?
This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :)
I have video conferences now and then with people all over the world. Sometimes, it's difficult to understand what they are saying, and it takes me a while to parse their speech. Since I don't control the rate of conversation (I don't run the meetings), I'd like to record what's being said for later review. (And because I'm responsible for minutes).
I use a Plantronics wireless headset, connected via a USB dongle to my computer. At the same time, I have a set of speakers with a headphone jack which I'd like to use as output to a digital recorder I have on my desk. I plug the digital recorder into the speakers with the headphone jack with a dual male-type connector, with the other end connected to the microphone jack in the digital recorder.
Now, the problem is that all I hear when recording is blank noise. I think the microphone jack is working, because I don't hear myself talking, or other background noise, but I don't hear the meeting, either. I think this is because I can't get the sound to output to BOTH the speakers and the headset.
Does anyone know how I could go about getting sound to play from both of the devices (headset and speakers)?