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Okay, I'm running two displays right now. One is for gaming and the other for watching videos. Now, I have a 5.1 system with my PC that won't so so hot if I'm watching a movie from my bed. Is there a way to have one display on another sound device?

IE GPU 1 uses my PC's sound while GPU2 uses the TV for sound.
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I'm not 100% sure if this is what you mean, but I have my headset output as default (so when I'm using my monitor for gaming, internet, etc) and then I have my TV as a second monitor and use media player classic (outputing movies etc to that) set up to automatically output sound to a different output.

That way I never have to switch anything over. If I load up anything other than a movie it goes to my headphones, then movies always go to a different output
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Have you tried messing around with the sound output hardware settings? Im not as fluent in windows but ubuntu has the ability to select the output hardware from the audio settings tool.

It would be great if the display you wanted the sound in was hdmi - that's so easy it's almost cheating.
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not really. However, you can change the sound source you are using. Right click on the speaker in the right hand corner of you task bar and select playback devices. Then enable the sound device that you want to use and disable the sound device you don't want to use. This will allow you to change whether the sound is coming from the speakers or the tv, based on whether you are sitting on your bed or gaming in a chair. Alternately, most sound cards come with software to change the sound source. If you have a dedicated sound card, this could be an option. Hope this helps.
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If you use ffdshow audio decoder for your TV you can tell it what audio output to use. Shouldn't ever have to manually change settings (unless you game on the tv).
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