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Skype plays through Headset, but other sounds play through speakers

When on a call in skype, my headset will work perfectly fine with skype, but when I try do anything else (ie: play a game, watch a video) the sound plays through the speakers, please help resolve this problem.

 

DELL Inspiron

Windows 7

OliverGN
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Re: Skype plays through Headset, but other sounds play through speakers

Try Below:

 

Set the sound output to Speakers.

 

In the call, Click Call quality >> Speaker >> Set the output to your Speakers.

 

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set the sound input to microphone.

 

In the call, Click Call quality >> Microphone >> Set the input to your microphone.

 

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Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

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Type: mmsys.cpl and press Enter

 

Click on Playback >> Set the speakers device as default (Set as default playback device & Set as default communication device).

 

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Click on Communications >> Select Do Nothing >> OK.

 

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In Skype, Go to Tools >> Options... >> Audio settings >> Make sure Speakers and Ringing both set to Speaker / Headphones >> Save changes.

 

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Re: Skype plays through Headset, but other sounds play through speakers

Thanks alot Tamim, but the problem still seems to occur. I'm using a headset with a microphone aswell, but despite changing my sound settings, and my skype settings, when having a skype conversation, and playing Minecraft on Java Platform, the in-game sounds from minecraft play through my laptop speakers, but the call is fine and plays through the headset.

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Re: Skype plays through Headset, but other sounds play through speakers

Thanks alot Tamim, but the problem still seems to occur. I'm using a headset with a microphone aswell, but despite changing my sound settings, and my skype settings, when having a skype conversation, and playing Minecraft on Java Platform, the in-game sounds from minecraft play through my laptop speakers, but the call is fine and plays through the headset.
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This is all assuming that you use windows 7. Go to the speaker button on the bottom right, right click on it and press playback devices right click on speakers and headphones then click disable. That will keep it from wworking witch means the only device the audio can come through is your headset. If it doesnt work then i dont know what will and to turn back on the speakers do the same thing again but click enable when you right click the speaker button.

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DUED YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!!!!!!!!! OMG thank you SOOOOO much! Now I can record more games for youtube! You are the best!

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