How to configure DisplayLink audio

This article describes how to configure the DisplayLink audio to be the default audio output. Follow this article if the audio is still heard through the laptop after connecting it to a DisplayLink device.

Note: DisplayLink only provide the USB audio solution for the DL-3000 family products. USB audio is not provided by DisplayLink for products based on the DL-1x5 family. If problems persist with audio on devices based on the DL-1x5, please contact the product manufacturer, as DisplayLink cannot help debug these issues.

DisplayLink’s DL-3000 and DL-5000 family can support up to 6 channel audio. This section describes how to configure the audio settings. Although this is focussed on the DisplayLink USB audio, it will be similar to configure other USB audio devices.

Configuring USB audio on Windows Vista or later

Setting USB audio as the default output


The audio settings can be opened from the DisplayLink UI, by choosing the Audio Setup option. The Sound window is shown:

To make the "USB audio device" default:
  1. Click on the USB audio device
    Note: The actual name of this device will differ depending on the product.
  2. Choose "Set Default" to make this the default audio output. It may be necessary to restart applications using audio to force them to use the new default audio output.

Configuring the audio output


To configure the audio output to match your speaker setup:
  1. Open the Audio setup from the DisplayLink UI
  2. Select the USB Audio device
  3. Click on Configure. The audio configuration window is shown
  4. Choose your audio configuration to match your speaker setup. Click Next
  5. Customize your configuration as required and Click Next
  6. Click Finish

Configuring USB audio on Windows XP

Setting USB audio as the default output


The audio settings can be opened from the DisplayLink UI, by choosing the Audio Setup option. The Sound and Audio Devices Properties window is shown
  1. Click on the Audio tab
  2. Under Sound Playback, select the USB Audio Device. This changes the default sound output to the DisplayLink audio device
  3. Under Sound Recording, select the USB Audio Device. This changes the default recording inout to the DisplayLink audio device.
  4. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window.
It may be necessary to restart applications using audio to force them to use the new default audio output.

Configuring the audio output


To configure the audio output to match your speaker setup
  1. Open the Audio setup from the DisplayLink UI
  2. Click on the Audio tab
  3. Under Sound Playback, select the USB Audio Device. This changes the default sound output to the DisplayLink audio device
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Under the Speaker Setup, select your speaker configuration from the dropdown
  6. Click OK

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