Basic computer audio question

simmsimm Posts: 478
edited June 2014 in Going Digital
I have connected my laptop to my stereo via HDMi cable and can see my screen through the TV but can't figure out how to get sound to output through the stereo. What am I forgetting to do?
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,701
    edited June 2014
    Make sure the HDMI audio out is enabled and set to default.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,120
    edited June 2014
    simm wrote: »
    I have connected my laptop to my stereo via HDMi cable and can see my screen through the TV but can't figure out how to get sound to output through the stereo. What am I forgetting to do?

    Also make sure you switch to the proper input on the receiver you have it connected to.
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  • simmsimm Posts: 478
    edited June 2014
    I have it on the right input. I just can't find where to enable audio thru HDMi
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,701
    edited June 2014
    simm wrote: »
    I have it on the right input. I just can't find where to enable audio thru HDMi

    Right click on your speaker icon, select Playback devices, right click on HDMI Audio and select "make Default"...

    Should be it.

    Make and model of your laptop and AVR would help though...
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  • simmsimm Posts: 478
    edited June 2014
    Windows 7 HP, receiver is Yamaha RX-A3000, running itunes.
  • simmsimm Posts: 478
    edited June 2014
    Right click on your speaker icon, select Playback devices, right click on HDMI Audio and select "make Default"...

    Should be it.

    Make and model of your laptop and AVR would help though...

    Rebooted the computer and it is now working. Thanks for the help.

    I have been streaming through an airport express for the last couple of years but have started having a tremendous amount of dropouts over the last several months and can't find the cause so am looking at going with a direct connection to computer but before spending on computer upgrades want to make sure that it his is truly my issue.
  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 393
    edited June 2014
    simm wrote: »
    I have been streaming through an airport express for the last couple of years but have started having a tremendous amount of dropouts over the last several months and can't find the cause...

    Added anything to your network during that time? Any new Wi-Fi networks in your area (neighbors, etc.)? Much of it uses the same unlicensed (and increasingly crowded) RF spectrum.
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  • simmsimm Posts: 478
    edited June 2014
    StantonZ wrote: »
    Added anything to your network during that time? Any new Wi-Fi networks in your area (neighbors, etc.)? Much of it uses the same unlicensed (and increasingly crowded) RF spectrum.

    Not that I know of.
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