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How to get HDMI video to monitor but audio to other speakers?

I have an Acer Aspire One 722 notebook, an Asus VE228 monitor, and some external speakers. If I use VGA video output, I can get audio to the speakers through the Acer headphone jack. If I use HDMI video output, audio comes from the Asus built-in speakers (not very good), and the headphone jack goes dead. Is there some setting that I can change to get HDMI video to the Asus monitor and headphone audio output to the external speakers?

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What operating system are you using?

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It really depends on the sound controller. Have you tried plugging in your speakers first, then plugging in the HDMI port for video? Also you COULD try using the Windows 7 playback options if you use that OS.

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Dal Ferneyhough, the problem here is that the HDMI output is HDCP copy protected. It is an encrypted signal. "The HDMI Org has a really nasty opinion of companies that attempt to get around the encryption since it is a violation of their HDMI agreements." This is most likely the reason why it switches the audio out off. Why not use the speaker circuit from the laptop and wire in a small decent amp. It may just work for you. Or you could use a HDMI to VGA converter like this. For as long as it is HDCP compliant, it should work. Hope this helps, good luck.

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