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Disabling the HDMI audio driver and prevent it from auto-updating

Question asked by peterdezoete93 on Jun 21, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 by elstaci

Hello everyone,


I have a TV connected to my computer using HDMI. It is wired to a splitter that can toggle between PC stream and a gaming console. It works fine, however, there is no audio on the TV when i stream from PC. I have already figured out a lot myself by experimenting and messing around a lot, and came to the conclusion that the AMD HDMI Driver prevents the audio from  playing. When i uninstalled my GFX completely just to test it out, the default windows driver took over instead. It plays audio fine. Of course, i don't want the standard driver to run on my games, too.


I had found a solution, by re-installing my Rx 480 completely, manually, and disabling HDMI audio. That way, RX 480 will run for everything except HDMI audio. I can run high-quality graphics while gaming, and still get to enjoy audio on my TV when i stream a movie for example.


Sadly, this does not last long. The next day, the audio was gone again. When i checked the HDMI audio driver, AMD had took over again. This happened while i had the impression that i excluded HDMI audio from being updated. I do not want to disable auto-update from RX 480 as its just important, maybe only if there is just no other solution. I will then do it manually.

Does anybody here know if there is a way for me to completely exclude HDMI audio from the RX 480 graphics card, including auto-update, etc. Just everything related to HDMI audio.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Specs below.


Graphics card:   Radeon RX480 Graphics

Desktop system: Self-built. Some info below.


AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor

Video Card

Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics


16 GB

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (build 15063), 64-bit

Driver version

Crimson Relive 17.4.4

Display devices

  • Salora 32LED8100CS       (This is my tv, connected via HDMI splitter. It can toggle between gaming console and PC)
  • - Iiyama ProLite E2710HDSD (Monitor 1, connected via DVI)
  • - Acer KA220HQ (Monitor 2, connected via HDMI, not via splitter, PC has multiple HDMI ports)


Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3-CF


AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor