Originally Posted by Jstn7477
You cannot physically tie two outputs to one input simultaneously on audio devices. The two devices will interfere with each other 100% of the time, even if only one is playing audio. You need a physical switch to do that (e.g. an A/B selector switch). Also, you aren't getting 5.1 surround sound over a single stereo audio cable.
I would suggest unplugging the adapter as your audio devices could be forcing electricity into each others outputs which may possibly cause damage to them. Purchasing a computer KVM switch (with audio support) would be one way to properly do what you are trying to do.
Thank you for your input. most likely will try this if the other solution fails.
Originally Posted by xBruce88x
the best way to properly do this would be to take another audio cable and connect it from the line out/speaker/headphone jack of the laptop to the Line-In on your desktop computer's sound card. Then in the windows audio settings set it to listen to that "device", the line in.
Would this actually work?
it seems too simple to be real.
I would have to buy new a new male to male cable for this, I seem to have an odd amount of male to female audio cables.