How to use HDMI and Headphone Jack Simultaneously?

I'm trying to run HDMI to a projector (via HDMI-DVI adapter) for video, and Composite (RCA Red & White by using the headphone jack and a splitter cable) to an older theater-in-a-box type receiver for audio. But when I plug in the HDMI cable, the headphone jack shuts off - no sound. I've seen people describe ways to resolve this for older versions of Windows, but I have Windows 8 and I'm having trouble finding it. Thanks


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Last updated April 4, 2020 Views 128,842 Applies to:

Apparently it's not possible to output sound through both the HDMI and the headphone jack simultaneously.  But If you want to watch video through HDMI and listen via headphone jack do this:

Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar > left click playback devices > right click HDMI > disable.

That works for me.


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