Switch Windows Playback Devices (Sound Cards) With SoundSwitch

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If you’re using multiple playback devices, you must hate switching between them manually by right-clicking the volume indicator to open Playback Devices dialog and then changing the playback device. How about an application which lets you switch playback devices right from system tray? SoundSwitch provides you with just that. It is a tiny open source system tray Playback Devices switching tool for Windows which saves you time that you’d have spent on switching the playback devices the default way.

The application maps the sequence of devices listed in Playback Devices dialog with device IDs. For instance, if you have 4 devices, you can add upto 4 device IDs in ascending/descending order from Settings window.

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You can access Settings window from its system tray menu. Enter the ID of audio device and click Add to save it in the list. Similarly, you can add IDs for other installed playback devices as well.

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The default hotkey combination is Ctrl+Alt+F11 to enable and cycle through the playback devices in defined sequence. SoundSwitch works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

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  • Jeroen Pelgrims

    Hey, I’m the creator of the program, thanks for the post.
    This is quite exciting for me 🙂

    I’m planning on adding custom keyboard shortcuts somewhere in the near future.
    Hopefully I’ll be able to make it easier to pick playback devices too, but unfortunately this is the only way I know possible for now.

  • edge

    I would donate to this. I swap back and fouth from my speakers via 3.5mm in the back, to my TV via HDMI constantly as i use it for playiing moving and hulu. this works great!

  • Nicusx

    Hello,
      This is not functioning on my computer with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits. The program stops right after its execution, so i can do nothing… What can I do ?

  • Nicusx

    Hello,
      This is not functioning on my computer with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits. The program stops right after its execution, so i can do nothing… What can I do ?

  • “Cannot continue. The application is improperly formatted.” …Pff!

    Using STADS instead.

  • kasper

    Læææææææææææææækkert!