Set Up Digital Audio

This page lets you select which digital-audio capable displays to make available for use as an audio output.  You can then open the Windows Sound Settings panel to select which display to use for audio. This page appears when the driver detects an audio-capable display connector on the graphics card.  

Verify displays that will appear as audio devices in the Windows Sound Settings

The section lists the NVIDIA GPUs in the system that have audio-capable display connections, and then lists those connections (HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI).

For each connection, this page lists the audio-capable displays that are connected and activated. These displays are made available to the Windows Sounds Settings as follows:

HDMI displays: An HDMI display can be connected to an HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI connector. You can use the list arrow to switch between selecting the display to appear as an audio device in the Windows Sound Settings panel or turning audio off for that display, in which case it will not appear in the Windows Sound Settings panel.  

Note: Some HDMI displays are incompatible with certain audio formats. Incompatible displays may go blank or malfunction during content playback. The Turn off audio option is the default when the driver detects that an incompatible display is connected.

If you wish to use HDMI audio with an incompatible display, switch from the Turn off audio option to the listed display option and the driver will prompt you with instructions for testing HDMI audio with the display.  

DisplayPort displays: A DisplayPort display can be connected to either an HDMI or a DisplayPort connector.  


Configure playback devices with the Windows Sound Settings

Click Open Windows Sound Settings to open the Windows Sound Settings panel where you can modify the settings for playback devices.



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