The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
13 views

My Mac is making an odd noise every couple of minutes

Total Mac OS noob here, after spending a lifetime on Windows I have my first Mac. Every couple minutes I hear an odd sound (playing through the speakers), it sounds like two beeps in quick ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How do I make sounds interruptions to pause my music instead of overriding it

I like listening to music and audible books. I also use GPS and sometimes want to hear road information but don't want to miss content on the audible books. How do I make the audible book just to be ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Mac Air -first no sound, now it won't charge

First the sound went out on my macbook air. I was in the airport and tried everything I knew, nothing worked. Then I went to plug into an outlet I found, and realized it wasn't charging. It does ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?

I am experiencing odd "click" noises from my MBP, while sound is muted, it's unplugged from the power source (ie running only on battery), and Windows in Parallels shows a message dialog. To ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

iPhone 5s - receiving sound notifications at random times with no alerts, emails, ims, etc.

just recently when i take my phone off vibrate it has been playing alert sounds at random times without showing any notifications, no new emails, calls, texts, app updates, etc. It's really bizarre ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Playing iPod/iPhone music via USB

There are some devices (mostly car audio) which can play iPhone sounds, read music file info and control playback via USB connection. I'm wondering what technology is used for this? Are there any ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Headphone Jack Detection

Sometimes my headphone jack stops working and I need to restart my computer. I can also put the computer to sleep and it will wake in the proper mode (headphone vs. speakers). Is there a way to reset ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Can iTunes now play HD music files in high definition?

A record company is offering free downloads of high-definition music. I downloaded several music files encoded at 24 bit, 192 kHz ALAC. To my surprise, iTunes 12.0.1.26 on 10.10.1 Yosemite imported ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Why is the audio not working on OS X Yosemite? [duplicate]

I have installed OS X Yosemite on my 2 computers. One is working fine but the other doesn't show any audio output devices and can't change the sound effects also. The startup sound is still there. I ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How can I get information about a particular application's audio output?

I'm trying to figure out how I can interface with the audio subsystem in Yosemite (10.10.1). I've never done this is prior versions of OS X, but I imagine it has to be possible. Is there any way to ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Aggregate Output to Display Speakers & External Interface

I keep trying to setup an aggregate output like I have for inputs in MIDI Setup, however I can't get it to work. I'm trying to use the Thunderbolt Display speakers with an external USB Interface. ...
3
votes
0answers
61 views

No audio on Mac Pro after Yosemite upgrade

I have looked at other people's problems regarding this issue but the way they solved it cannot fix my problem as I don't have any options to change anything. see images.
1
vote
0answers
73 views

How to Download m3u8 stream to local HD in OS X?

The file in question looks like this: http://​website.com/somenumbers/somenumbers/somename.ts.m3u8 The file in question isn't a live stream. It's a recording. I've tried using the ffmpeg library ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Audio cutting out at certain points

I'm trying to listen to a podcast through Apple's headphones on my Macbook Pro (Retina, 13 Inch, mid 2014), running OS X 10.10.1, but the audio keeps cutting out. When the audio cuts out, the ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Recording iPad screen using QuickTime

I need to record a demo on my iPad's screen where I narrate what's going on but I also want the sounds from the iPad to be in the video. It seems that choosing the Mac Built-in Mic option causes only ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

how to do screen+audio recording when mac is muted?

I want to record a video+audio on hangout (not sure if on the web or on an app) while i'm in another meeting. I saw this tutorial using quicktime: ...
1
vote
0answers
129 views

Installation of Java SE 6 legacy disables audio in Yosemite?

I am having difficulty with the Apple Java Legacy SE 6 software update on my Mac running Yosemite. I need to install the SE 6 because I have two applications that require it. After installing, my ...
0
votes
0answers
180 views

Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Apogee Jam 96k versus previous model for GarageBand

EDITED The Apogee Jam 96k seems like an appealing upgrade from the previous model with 44.1k sampling rate. I'm trying to decide how much upgrading would benefit my playing and recording. I ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Video-only HDMI-out

Given: My TV is not connected to good speakers and I really prefer to use my wireless Bluetooth headphones anyway. Then: Is it possible to connect my iPhone/iPad to the TV using HDMI-out for video ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Late 2013 Macbook Pro OS X 10.9.3 Maverick

In sound preferences the only input device available is "internal mic". I have Audacity as well as Garage Band and I.Movie loaded. Mini jack works fine as o/p but will not "see" any line level feeds ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Yosemite and Teac A-H01 sound driver- alternatives?

The Teac A-H01 requires an audio driver, otherwise the sound becomes watery. Teac hasn't released a driver since Yosemite came out. Are there any workarounds? It seems like USB external sound is ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

garage band imports are playing at unintellible tempo/pitch

garage band imports play at unintelligible slowed down pitch so editing is impossible. I have tried different file inputs: aiff, mp3. All results are the same. When I export the pitch is normal again. ...
3
votes
1answer
154 views

After Yosemite, the volume adjustment doesn't make noise?

I tried to fix it in system preference...but when I did, it made a weird ticking noise rather that the noise it used to. How do I get this to go back to normal?
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Sharing Music live with quality playbook with facetime or webinar

So i am trying to find a way for my friends and I to listen to music in high quality and real-time while facetiming or GoogleSharing or any other form of webinar based technology with minimal delay. ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

Audio not exporting into Quicktime from Keynote

I have recorded a 50 minute slideshow with a voice-over narration in Keynote. There are mp3 sound files on some of the slides, i.e. short clips of various sounds. When I play back the recorded ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Bose QuietComfort 20 not working after Yosemite upgrade

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina, and am using QuietComfort20 headphones that previously used to work. Now, after a clean install of OS X Yosemite, I'm unable to use the headphones, no audio ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Default Output Device is always wrong

Since updating to Yosemite, whenever I plug headphones into my MBP, it selects Soundflower as the default output device. I then have to manually change it everytime. Anyone know why this is happening, ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Way to add reverb in iMovie

I know its possible in Garageband but is there a way to apply a reverb effect to video or audio clips in iMovie? By the way I have iMovie Version 10.0.6 installed on my mac. Any suggestions would be ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Convert WAV to MP3 with Lame + add ID3 tag from file name

I use an applescript in Automator to create a service and lame encoder to right click and convert to MP3 (will post code below). on run {input, parameters} if input is not {} then set posix_file ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Mac stuck on mute [duplicate]

My macbook was working not that long ago. Now it has I went into my prefrences but it wont let me make changes it shows this what can I do
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Get to last app playing music on iOS8

In iOS6 and before, you could double-press the home button then swipe the bar of running apps right to get to music controls and an icon for the app last playing (or currently playing) music. This was ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

iMovie does not import audio with video

I've created four separate videos (screencasts) using Open Broadcaster Software v.637b on Windows 8.1 and did a voiceover as I was recording the video. I can open each video in VLC and the audio plays ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

XLD can't read .cue file: “Cannot open the input file”

I tried the save as UTF-8 with textedit method, but it still won't work. I even tried to compare it to another cue file that does work line by line. I have no idea what's wrong. There's the blank line ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
1
vote
2answers
80 views

Mac Mini startup sound always plays on internal speaker

My 2012 Mac Mini (Mavericks) is plugged into a USB audio interface which is selected as my sound in and sound out device. All works great, except for the startup sound which still comes out of the ...
0
votes
0answers
147 views

Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Software for burning AAC files to MP3 CDs?

iTunes is lacking some features I could really use for burning MP3 CDs for the car audio system. Ability to convert AAC to MP3 Ability to group non-album songs into folders In itunes, the process ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

MacBook Air on Yosemite no sound device

I just upgraded my 2010 MacBook Air to Yosemite. It froze during installation, I shut it down and when I restarted it booted normally to Yosemite. Now everything seems to be working ok, but I have ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

How Do I fix The Audio in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 installed on my MAC but I don't have sound. The Internal speakers are not detected by Win8. In the charm, it show this; No speakers or headphones. and in Driver manager The High ...
1
vote
0answers
143 views

New Mac Mini (late 2014) sound input - says “No input devices found”

I have just bought a new Mac Mini Late 2014. I noticed that the System Preferences > Sound says that there is no sound input device. This is causing me lots of problems in the app I'm developing in ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

Easily review large set of short sound files

I have a large set of mp3s that I need to listen to and evaluate. If I add them to iTunes, it wants to play them consecutively without stopping. I need to listen (once), think, possibly replay, etc., ...
1
vote
0answers
158 views

Can I separate Facetime audio from system audio?

I have an iPhone 6 and MBP on OSX Yosemite. The new feature in OSX allowing me to take a call through my MBP is fantastic, but it's less practical than it could be because of how long it takes to ...