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Playing DVR Audio on and HDMI Monitor

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  • James N

    Been almost a week and not reply so I thought I would add my 2 cents.. I guess there are a few things to look over.. First I would log into the DVR's WebUI and bring up the Channel you have setup in live View.. This is Using IE.. If it is a V3 it will work in both Chrome and IE unless its mine sadly Chrome is only kind of working lol.. Anyway with the WebUI open live view camera in Main Stream and then below is a Speaker on the right, Click that and turn the volume up to about 50% I set mine at 36% myself.. See if the Audio is working in WebUI on IE.. If it does then maybe there is an issue with your HDMI cable or HDMI port.. While it might work for some maybe it won't for the DVR.. It also might be that because it is a Analog system maybe there is no Audio out in the HDMI channel of the DVR.. Sadly I don't know as I don't use my 81KD on a HDMI output.. I have it connected to a 1080P monitor on Dsub.. Use WebUI for listening to my cameras on almost all my systems. I do have 3 connected to HDMI of some 32" monitors from different company they have audio out on the unit and though HDMI sadly I still rarely use the Speakers on the Monitors because for me when I am on the WebUI I click the window I want Audio on and it turns on the audio. On my 16ch unit I can follow someone though my camera list and hear audio as they go.. On my DVR or NVR's HDMI it don't work that easy and I like to keep things simple.. Also only 2 cameras on my 81KD have audio 1 IP camera and 1 normal camera that is connected via Audio in and out of the machine.. Only 1 camera unless they are IP channels.. the 81KD can go all IP if you wanted again I am guessing WebUI is going to be best option for Audio playback.. 

    Good Luck

    James

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  • Support Team

    Hello James,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    When the audio fails to play via the monitor speaker via HDMI connection, could you change the DVR's setting as below picture to have a try? 
    To proceed, log in to the DVR on a monitor, navigate to Configuration--Expert Mode (it is when the bottom left of the display reads 'Easy mode')--Record--Parameter, set the option Audio as 'Local', then click 'Apply'.
    This tells the system that the audio source is the microphone on the DVR.

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  • Hall Of Shadows

    Thank you so much. This ALMOST works great. I followed your instructions and the audio worked great for Camera #1. However, I can't seem to activate this option on any other camera, even if I deactivate audio on Camera 1. The audio option is greyed out on every other camera, so the only way I can hear audio is if I'm watching either Camera 1 solo or including it in one of my multi-camera views. Just to clarify, I'm using sort of an odd setup here. This camera system is being used to monitor a pair of escape room games. There are currently 2 microphones that are mixed together into a single audio feed with an external mixer and that audio is fed into the DVR. Ideally, I'd want the ability to be able to switch my camera views at random but maintain a constant audio feed on my HDMI monitor. I have done this before on 2 other DVRs that were very similar to this one despite being a different brand. Any tips of how this might be doable on my Annke DVR. I can get by using the info you provided, but its not really ideal for my needs. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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  • James N

    Yes sadly this is the limit of the device,, Audio for Ch1 only.. I have a few different machines with the same limit, Also have some that have an audio in for each channel as well.. Then I have an odd ball that does have a Single channel in but the audio will work on each of the channels however only 1 works at a time with in the setup. If I have Ch6 setup for audio I can't setup a mic on ch7 without turning off the audio on ch6 in setup... 

    So this leaves the last option of using a IP camera then that channel will have Audio if the camera has Audio on the camera or if it has the input for audio.. Out side of this for this DVR 1 Analog Audio channel.. 

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  • Hall Of Shadows

    Understood. Thank you so much James for letting me know that. I'd otherwise kept spending time trying to make the other cameras work. I guess I will just have to adapt my workflow to accommodate this limitation. Your advice is very much appreciated :)

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