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I'm trying to setup my computer to where whenever I use a program, that program only uses the playback device that I had chosen previously.

I'm currently trying to play a game while my brother is watching VLC player on a TV.
Is there any way to make certain programs (like VLC player or the game I'm trying to play) only use a set audio device?

I'm trying to get the audio from my game to go to my headphones via the motherboard, whereas the audio for VLC player is though the TV and the HDMI cable that goes to it.
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Subbed for interest.

Some programs (Foobar2000, off the top of my head), let you choose where to output audio, I'd imagine most video players would have this option too. Not sure about games though...
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Did you get it working? In VLC go to Audio>Audio Device and select the HDMI device should send VLC's audio to the TV. Have the onboard as the default device and the game will use that. A lot of games applications these days don't allow setting a non-default audio device but VLC should be able to do it.
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Did you get it working? In VLC go to Audio>Audio Device and select the HDMI device should send VLC's audio to the TV. Have the onboard as the default device and the game will use that. A lot of games applications these days don't allow setting a non-default audio device but VLC should be able to do it.
I had to restart my computer for it to apply for some reason, exiting out of every program wasn't enough.
But it finally did take, yes.
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