The question in short:
is it possible to have application independent audio output depending on what monitor the application is currently on, and change it automatically on the fly without manual sound/audio output confirmation.
I have the current setup with my PC (Windows 7 x64):
- Monitor A: for general PC-usage
- Speakers that output audio from the PC (naturally)
- Monitor B: HDTV that has inbuilt speakers, connected to the PC with HDMI (with sound)
For an example scenario:
- I have 2 programs open that output audio (for example. a media player (MPC) and a windowed game)
- The MPC is open on monitor A, the game is on monitor B
And this would be the required end result:
- The audio output from the game is heard from the HDTV inbuilt speakers (through the HDMI output, of course)
- The audio output from MPC is heard form the PC speakers
- When dragging the game from monitor B to A (or vice versa) the audio output would change according to what monitor the source (game/MPC) software is run on
Please note that these are NOT acceptable solutions:
- Manual/quickswitch apps for audio output
- Manually changing app X audio output to desired output
- "just change it when you need it, it's not that hard"
I use apps (browsers, media players, Steam etc.) that I want to have different outputs depending on what monitor the application is currently on. So far I have only found quickswitchers to change the whole systems default output to A or B, or an app that does allow app-independent audio outputs, but it does require manual interaction.
Is there any software that does this? Is there some way I could make this reality? Linux answers are welcome too.
(Question posted in superuser.com since I figured it was an advanced user -type question)