I am having problems with my Acer 4920 laptop running Windows Vista Premium SP1 with all the latest updates and drivers (to my knowledge).
What I am trying to do is play the line in source directly through my speakers (allowing me to connect my iPod via the Aux port and play the music without connecting through USB), I am using Realtek HD Audio Manager and when I select the line in port there is only recording volume and not playback volume.
Is this because the soundcard does not support this?
This is the soundcard details: Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - High Definition Audio Controller PCI
I had this exact set up with my PC it is since upgrading to a laptop that i have had this problem, i want to hear in real time what the line in port is "hearing", this is definitely possible which is why i am questioning my soundcards capability to do it.
The tech term for it is monitoring a line-in source through the speakers.
i have a laptop with built in speakers that work perfectly during normal use but now i want to plug in an iPod or my xbox via the line-in port(the BLUE port), i am able to record the source via windows recorder but i want it to play in real time through the laptop speakers.