Here's the situation:
I've hooked up my second 360 to my computer monitor in my bedroom via the HD VGA cable. I also went to Radioshack and bought an 'RCA Female to 3.5mm audio Male' connector, and a '8-ft audio extension cable' (Male to Female).
After doing much research, it seems as if it's possible to connect the xbox to my PC sound card, and have the sound routed through my computer and out of my speakers/headphones. Some people have used the "Line In" port on their sound cards; others, the Mic port. I've tried both and haven't been able to come up with a solution.
When I plug the audio jack into the Line In/Mic port, and I check the volume control panel in Vista, I can see the sound indicators of both options show an increased sound level (Line In and Mic, under "Recording Devices"). However, I can't figure out a way to actually HEAR the sound through my own speakers.
- My speakers work perfectly, and PC sound works perfectly.
- Everything has been unmuted.
- All tested ports are NOT muted, are at 100% volume, and also have boost on full.
- All connections are secure and work. After all, the computer IS receiving sound, but just isn't able to output it through my speakers.
So, for review, my current connection setup is as follows:
Xbox HD VGA Cable (Audio RCA plugs) ---> RCA to 3.5mm ---> 3.5mm female to 3.5mm male INTO Line In OR Mic on Sound Card
3.5mm cable to and from my speakers.
Now, I understand that I can simply plug in the RCA adapter straight into my Altec Lansing ATP3's subwoofer line-in port and get sound; I've been doing this for a couple of days. I'd just like to have the sound connected to my sound card, which would make switching between headphones/speakers a possibility, and would not make me fiddle with all the wiring when I wanted to use the Xbox.
Any and all advice would be,as usual, much appreciated.