Monitors AnyWhere | How to redirect same audio channel on all screens using Virtual Audio Cable
How to push the same audio channel on all zero clients connected with Monitors AnyWhere, for digital singage needs. No need of computer per display screen or expensive extenders
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How to redirect same audio channel on all screens using Virtual Audio Cable

Stream one audio channel to all zero clients using Virtual Audio Cable (VAC)

In the following guide we will walk you through on how to stream the same audio channel on multiple screens by using a third-party application called “Virtual Audio Cable”. 

We recommend using this application as it’s very reliable and works well with Monitors AnyWhere Connect solution. 

Please note: 

This software is not a freeware and its cost is 50US$, one time fee for a single PC. To purchase it please use this link.

Requirements

System Requirements for Virtual Audio Cable (VAC):

Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows8/8.1, Windows10 platforms – 32-bit or 64-bit. Physical or virtualized host.

First we will download and install VAC on the host PC.

Trial version has the following limitations:

Supports up to 3 redirections and adds female voice reminder every several seconds.

Make it a standard installation:

If your system is 32bit, use the setup.exe file and if it’s 64bit, use the setup64.exe file. Click Install thru all the installation process.

After the installation is completed, VAC will add a new audio device to your system called “Line 1 – Virtual Audio Cable”

This audio device will be used to receive the audio channel and redirect it to all audio devices on the zero clients.

You can either use it as your Default audio device: simply right click and select “Set as default”, or you can set a specific application to redirect its audio to that device.

Each zero client has an Audio device that appears on your Playback Devices console as USB Audio Device.

Open this folder :

C:\Program Files\Virtual Audio Cable

 

And run this application:

audiorepeater.exe

This application will open.

 

Now we are ready to go.

Setting up Monitors AnyWhere to run Virtual Audio Cable

After you’ve succesfuly installed Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) we can go on and set the configuration in Monitors AnyWhere:

Choose the Main screen from the list of monitors.

Press on the New button from the list at the bottom.

The Browse window will open:

The first field (Application field) is used to select the application you wish to open.

Please select the application audiorepeater from the dropdown list or click on the Browse button to open it from the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Virtual Audio Cable\audiorepeater.exe

 

On the second field  copy this line below and paste it to the Parameters Field:

/Input:”Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable)” /Output:”Speakers (C-Media USB Headphone” /BufferMs:50 /AutoStart

/Input – should be left without change.

/Output – Replace according to the device’s name as it appears on your system.

/BufferMs – should be left without change.

/AutoStart – To make sure it starts automatically.

To get the full name of your audio device, open the audiorepeater manually and select your USB audio device and then copy it by pressing CTRL+C, then in the parameters field simply use CTRL+P to paste the full name of the device after the “/Output:” section.

Open Advanced Options section and select Regular for window state.

Finally click Save and Send and the audiorepeater app will start redirecting the sound to your zero client.

Repeat all stages above for each audio device.

You can easily set this app to run automatically when Monitors AnyWhere starts, by using our Start-up options.

For more information:

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