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pdxgem725 06-22-2017 09:07 AM

Vent taking priority?
I picked up a bluetooth headset and am able to hear WoW and listen to music simultaneously, but when I connect to Vent, the music and WoW go silent and I can only hear Vent chat. If I use my PC speakers and mic, I can do all three at the same time. I've contacted both the headset manufacturer and HP. Both were unable to help, saying that it's probably properties in Vent that force it to take precedence over any other software.

Is this the issue? If so, is there a way to remedy it? If not, are there any suggestions?


Prog-Rocker 06-22-2017 01:43 PM

what make/model BT headset are you using? does it have the dual BT connectivity option?

BT is limited to only 2 channels, either stereo audio, or mono audio w/mic. when vent is active the BT driver should switch to the mono/mic mode.

first check the vent setup/voice-binds-speech tabs, make sure the output/input are set to the BT device.

next, check the windows audio properties to make sure the other apps are not muted. rt-clik on the speaker icon the the system tray, select 'volume mixer' , select the BT under the device column. check for muted apps (red circle on speaker icons below volume slider). also check volume slider levels on apps

is the bt set as the default device in windows?

what version of window are you running?

Prog-Rocker 06-22-2017 02:45 PM


just tried this with win10 and old BT headset. at first i did experience the same problem while using winamp and overwatch with vent. it seems the bt driver is not switching properly between stereo-headphone and mono-headset w/mic.

in order to get all the audio i had to manually switch the default device in win-control panel-sounds.

my device has 2 options, headphones (audio only) or headset (mono/mic). i had to set the default device to the headset to get all the audio plus mic availability. once i set it there then all audio came thru the headset. i would suggest setting this first and then start the other apps.

when the mic is no longer needed then you can manually switch back to the stereo device setting.

pdxgem725 06-23-2017 10:30 AM

Thanks for the response! I'm using Skullcandy Hesh 2 wireless headphones. I followed the steps you provided and everything was working together, but the audio was very poor quality and choppy (assuming because it's only mono). I've changed some of my system defaults and am using my PC mic rather than the headset mic and am using the headphones for music, vent, and in game audio. I seem to be getting all audio in stereo, so all is right in the world :)

mariad 06-29-2017 07:45 AM

How much did you pay for the Skullcandy Hesh 2?

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