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    Default Vixen Audio problem

    Audio will only play from my pc speakers not to the headphone output that I need to use the fm transmitter.
    headphone jack works from youtube and amazon music etc just not Vixen
    The only thing I can find in vixen is in the sequence screen there is a speaker icon that should have a pull down for audio devices I think. it does show the computers speakers when you click on it but I can not change it

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thank You
    Josh
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    Default Re: Vixen Audio problem

    If you are playing from the scheduler, the audio device you want to use for output must be the default audio device on the computer. Some of the computers auto switch from speaker to headphones when the phones are plugged in. You need to do that before starting Vixen, so the headphone output is already set.

    The audio library in Vixen is older and it does not handle well all the new sound devices that have a lot of software magic under the covers to make them work.

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    Default Re: Vixen Audio problem

    I use an external sound card similar to this. It has two outputs so I can connect the desktop speakers and my transmitter.
    The internal SoundBlaster card in my computer was picking up a hum from somewhere and I just disabled it and used this.

    https://www.amazon.com/TechRise-Exte...79&sr=8-9&th=1

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    Default Re: Vixen Audio problem

    It's hard to say how a particular device will behave without experimenting with it. Does it present itself to windows as one audio output device, or two? If it's only one, then there's not much we can do about it. Also, if the device stops and starts when you change from speakers to headphones, or when you plug something in, Vixen can't detect that.

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    Default Re: Vixen Audio problem

    I don't fight the PC. I just use an audio splitter cable and run one to my speakers and the other to the FM transmitter. Life's too short to get bogged down in PC minutiae,,,

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    Default Re: Vixen Audio problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshwright76 View Post
    Audio will only play from my pc speakers not to the headphone output that I need to use the fm transmitter.
    headphone jack works from youtube and amazon music etc just not Vixen
    The only thing I can find in vixen is in the sequence screen there is a speaker icon that should have a pull down for audio devices I think. it does show the computers speakers when you click on it but I can not change it

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thank You
    Josh
    /G\
    get it working yet?
    Kevin

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