|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 03:55 pm: ||
OK, so I am tossing this out there for someone smarter than me to answer.
I have been playing a video game on my laptop and connecting to my TV via HDMI.
Everything was fine, then I upgraded to Windows 10 and now the sound will only work properly thru the TV (via HDMI) for the intro theme music, but then it reverts to the computer speakers for the game sound (no TV sound.)
Needless to say, this problem is driving me crazy.
Does anyone have an idea of why the sound moves back to the computer speakers? And if there is a way to fix it?
|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 05:02 pm: ||
Check your settings in the audio mixer.
90% of the issues I have had with audio have been just the audio mixer being set weird.
Like one channel set to mute or some dumb thing.
Can you play music through the TV?
|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 05:20 pm: ||
Nate is spot on with the audio mixer.
Make sure _all_ audio is directed to the HDMI port.
From the desktop, right click on the speaker icon in the right of the task bar and select "Playback Devices" (when you are plugged into the TV) and make sure it is the default device.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 05:40 pm: ||
Yeah, the strange thing with this problem is the intro music to the video game comes thru the TV just fine (and of course ok over the HDMI). Then when the game audio (which is all I really care about) is supposed to start, it reverts back to the laptop speakers.
I actually read a couple of people having a similar problem with the same game (MotoGP 13), but just the opposite of what's going on with me. The intro audio isn't playing, but the in-game sound is fine. I could live with that....
I am beginning to wonder if this is just an incompatibility issue between my video game and Win10. I didn't have this issue before I upgraded from Win 8.1
|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 06:06 pm: ||
It could be, I've seen it before. They try and code their own low level drivers for the actual game, and they don't work right with particular hardware setups. The intro's work fine because its just a movie playback, it's not using the game engine.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 10:02 pm: ||
Check your video card driver, I've had no limit of problems with the integrated AMD chips and Lenovo laptops. Sometimes it comes down to which monitor it is connected to, sometimes no monitors work. You may need to go back to the original driver for your computer to get things working properly.
|Posted on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 03:07 pm: ||
All good suggestions here. FWIW, I had a similar issue with my laptop. Turns out the game intro was using one format (wav I think) and the game itself was using another format (digital audio). Digital audio was trying to play through the laptop output which was directed towards the internal speakers. WAV audio was being directed to the HDMI output.
When you click on the speaker icon in the system tray, then click on the mixer link at the bottom, it will show which devices are used for playback. Make sure your laptop is plugged into the TV.
You can also right click on the speaker icon and select playback devices, which will show you all the playback devices and which one is default.