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I’m sure you have a MP3-Player of sorts. Most players have a mini USB plug that allows you to connect it to a computer. But what If it doesn’t ? Or what IF you don’t want to use any software players ?

Windows 7 have a feature called: “Listen To Device”. What it does is let you connect your mp3-player (iPod, Zune, mobile phone, etc.) to the Line-In port (using the Jack Contact), and directly pass the music through to the Computers Speakers. Without using any software player.

Here’s how:

Setup “Listen To Device”

  1. Connect your player to to the Line-in using a Jack-to-Jack Contact.
  2. Right Click on the Speaker Icon in the Taskbar Tray and choose “Recording Devices“.
  3. If not open, click the tab called “Recording”.
  4. Now you should see two connection choice: Microphone and Line. Choose, Line.
  5. This will enable the Properties button. Click it.
  6. Click the Tab called: “Listen”
  7. Check the Box, called: “Listen to this Device”
  8. Click OK or Apply

    Now, all you have to do is Press Play on you device, and Voila !
    Remember to set your device Volume to Max, otherwise you will get quite a poor listening experience.

    About Thomas

    Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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    3 thoughts on “Listen to your devices on Windows 7 [How To]”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Cool! Thanks for the tips!

    2. fabiomalf says:

      My Vista has not the listen tab

    3. roemhildtg says:

      Possible to set this up so it automatically starts “Listenting to device”?

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