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How can I get audio output from a monitor with no headphone jack?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Everyone,

 

I am having a bit of technical problem so thought of asking you guys, since you guys are the best. 

 

I have an old Samsung monitor (B2030) with only VGA and DVI ports available. My laptop does not have a VGA or DVI port so I bought this DVI to HDMI adapter, hence I am able to get video on the screen but I have to use my laptop's internal speakers for audio since the monitor does not have an audio jack or a USB port to somehow plugin external speakers.

I did see a few VGA adapters with a headphone jack but on those listings, it was specifically mentioned that they were non-bidirectional and the VGA side should be connected to source/laptop which is not possible in my case.

So what is the way out? How can I get an external speaker connected to this monitor (Samsung b2030)?

I can connect an external speaker to my laptop and route the audio but I want something plug and play. If I was to route the audio out through my laptop then everytime I am sharing my screen or casting a video to the monitor, I have to manually cast the audio as well. It feels like sitting on a jungle of wire. Please help!! 

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3 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

You can get one of these adaptors from amazon which has audio output as well.

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1 minute ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

Or one of these

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Neither of these solve the user's problem. But it can't actually be solved. There's no way to get audio directly from the monitor.


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4 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

You can get one of these adaptors from amazon which has audio output as well.

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Does this work bi-directionally ? Because I might not be connecting this to my laptop and just connect a chromecast to this hub and cast video wirelessly. Would it work that way ? Right now in my setup I am casting wirelessly but missing the audio as there is no resource to connect an external speaker.

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5 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

 

Neither of these solve the user's problem. But it can't actually be solved. There's no way to get audio directly from the monitor.

@JoostinOnline If a way could be figured out the I can cast with my mobile device as well. Right now I can only cast from my laptop as it allows me to use internal speakers while casting onto the monitor, but no such option on the mobile phone sadly.

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If the monitor has no audio outputs it is impossible to get audio from it when wirelessly casting.

You need to have your audio device plugged into your laptp separately.


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What about with usb?

 

Laptop to USB hub.

Hub to USB speaker & USB to VGA adaptor. By setting the USB speaker as primary it will auto connect when you plug in the USB hub.

 

Doesn't solve casting audio though.

 


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13 minutes ago, keskparane said:

What about with usb?

 

Laptop to USB hub.

Hub to USB speaker & USB to VGA adaptor.

 

Doesn't solve casting audio though.

 

Tried this just now. worked but no way to control volume. But too many wires and too many connections, less reliable. 

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38 minutes ago, jyotash said:

.... no way to control volume...

???

no volume keys on laptop?


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also if it works why wouldn't it be reliable?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, keskparane said:

???

no volume keys on laptop?

Laptop's volume keys aint working when the speaker is connected via hub

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14 minutes ago, keskparane said:

also if it works why wouldn't it be reliable?

Too many connections, if something goes wrong like a loose wire somewhere then have to go checkup all the connections. Simply doesnt sound like a 2020 setup. 

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10 hours ago, jyotash said:

Too many connections, if something goes wrong like a loose wire somewhere then have to go checkup all the connections. Simply doesnt sound like a 2020 setup. 

It's not. It's a setup for someone who's trying to use an outdated monitor in 2020 ;)


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