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

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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

Specs of my computer: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 macbook pro retina model Basically my problem is that sounds on my computer keep lagging, but ...
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AppleScript Quicktime Player to play audio file generates error

My Quicktime Player (Version 10.3 727.4) can play mp3 files without any problems, but when I use AppleScript I get an error message: The document “audio.mp3” could not be opened. The file may be ...
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Voice feedback and ear pain from talking on iPhone 6

I made my first call on my new iphone 6 without a headset. It lasted about 30 minutes. The person I was speaking to didn't seem particularly loud, but when I talked it felt like my own voice was ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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How to list audio card IDs from terminal

I am developing a script which deals with sound recording. As user potentially can have multiple sound cards attached, I would like to give him/her a chance to select desired one. The software I use ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Can I increase the level from my USB microphone?

I have this usb headset: http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-478 With the level turned all the way up in System Preferences, it's not loud enough for some uses. Is there a way to increase ...
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OSX Auto Audio Adjuster?

On many smart TVs or Windows computers, there is a feature called smart audio adjustment. It basically prevents the audio from going too loud or too quite when playing files that has audio output, ...
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mpd stuttering when run under launchd

Background As a terminal junkie, I've started messing around with a combination of mpd (Music Player Daemon) and a player, ncmpcpp (NCurses Media Player Client C++). I installed these via Homebrew - ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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Why doesn't the internal microphone of my MacBook Pro work?

The internal microphone of my MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work. When I try to do an audio recording, the microphone doesn't record.
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How to Find/Filter for 24-bit audio files in Finder or iTunes or another software (if needed)? (audio bit depth / sample size)

I have a large iTunes library of lossless music. Some of it is 24-bit, which does not work on iPhones nor with Google Play (most audio is 16-bit, and this metric only applies to lossless formats). I'd ...
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How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online?

How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online? "Offline" means download first. OPlayer Lite has strange download capability: after browsing to a file on SAMBA share I can long-tap a file ...
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How to detect if chrome (or any other app) is playing sound using bash/applescript

I am writing a script to turn off audio on my mac, but need to check if its coming from the browser or an app (say Spotify). Is there a way to detect which app is playing sound?
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headset doesn't works on my iphone

My headset doesn't work on my iPhone (4) But it works on another iPhone. Sometimes when I turned off my iPhone & unplug the headset it works but now. How can I fix that?
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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Core Audio Not Working System Wide Late 2008 Macbook Aluminium OSX 10.10.2

I have a late 2008 Macbook Aluminium 2GHz Core2Duo 4GB RAM 160GB, everything is stock but the RAM upgraded. I have the latest Yosemite 10.10.2 and my issue is that the core audio will not work system ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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safari cannot play audio in wikipedia

The safari in my iPhone 6 can not play audio file in Wikipedia, for example, the following picture shows a audio file one a Wikipedia page but I cannot play it. what's wrong with it and how to fix ...
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iPhone app that records audio during specific time

I was looking for an app that records audio during specific time. For example: I want talk for 1 minute and this app should record just 1 minute. The audio recording should be stopped after this time ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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Stop startup sound on MacBookPro without OSX?

I have a mid 2009 MacBookPro. I want to turn off the startup chime. So far all methods I've found require a working OSX. i) just remember to mute the volume before power off ii) use software that ...
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Strange sound problems on Yosemite?

I was fiddling with the system preferences the other day (nothing too fancy, just toggling a couple switches and seeing what they did). Ever since, my sound has been completely screwed up. When I ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini after system update

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model. Earlier when I used OX X 10.7.5 my microphone was working fine. I updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working. In System ...
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Morphox plugins show all waves

I'm in trouble with my Linplug - Morphox plugin; I mean, yesterday I installed the morphox.component into the right folder Macintosh-Library-Audio-plug ins- component. When I open Logic Pro 9 ...
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How to convert .VOC to MP3 or other audio format?

I am looking for a (free) way to transform .VOC files to, lets say, MP3? I just found Vidego, but I am not happy with the price of the software. I have .VOC files and want to transform them to a ...
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Is Volume in Get Info -> File honored by iTunes?

iTunes offers Sound Check for volume normalization. The results for the Sound Check analysis are displayed in the File tab of the Get Info dialog under Volume (not Volume Adjustment, that's ...
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Converting from Keynote to Powerpoint without losing audio recording

I know this question as been asked on how to convert a keynote presentation to a powerpoint format presentation, and I can do that with keynote itself, I've also tried the zamar and icloud drive ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Working

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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Sound not coming from headphones when plugged in

Material: MacBook Air 13-inch (MBA), Mid 2013, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.10.2; 24-inch LED Cinema Display (3 cables: power, USB and Thunderbolt); iPhone 5 (and above headphones, with ...
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Use Audio port as input and output

I have a Macbook Pro 2011, running OS X Yosemite. I am trying to use my headphones, which contain a mic and speakers (as most headphones do). However, I can only use the audio jack as input or output. ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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it no handler for given file type `flac'

I hope someone can help me out with this issue. I have installed the latest version of SoX (14.4.2) on my Mac and I keep getting the following error message: no handler for given file type `flac' I ...
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Is it the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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AU Lab lost windows, cannot open old settings nor save new ones

AU Lab lost windows, cannot open old settings nor save new ones I installed Soundflower 2.0b2 - which in contrary to 1.6.6 seems to work. AU Lab worked fine for two days, when I clicked accidentally ...
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds

My mac is constantly recording any output sound into my microphone when I'm using my Apple earbuds. This means for example that as soon as a sound is played it's transmitted on Skype when I'm in a ...
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Apple TV > Mac Mini audio passthrough

The Mac Mini has an optical input and an optical output. I want to route the audio from my Apple TV through my Mac Mini and then back out to my receiver. This way both devices are connected without ...
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spontaneous high pitches loud squeal in headset connected to MAC USB port

this has happened 4 times on my MacBook Pro Retina in last 6 months but also on 2 other MACs. Beats headsets to cheap logitec. it is high volume, high pitch, spontaneous, comes out of no-where and ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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A/V Functionality with Multi-User Screen Sharing

I've been trying to get a setup working on a 2011 Mac Mini Server (2 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM), wherein some audio/video routing and streaming takes place under a secondary user who is logged in through ...
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IPhone 5c volume problems

Ringer and message alerts does not always working. Volume up in settings and silencer is off. Help. I have tried shutting it down.
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MBP 15" audio input very bad quality

The audio input of my MBP 15" 2011 is pretty bad no matter if the ambient noise reduction is checked or not. I've tried all kinds of sound adjustments from the control panel but I can't get it good. ...
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How can I automatically switch to external speaker whenever bluetooth headphones are turned off

This is just a convenience question. I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Whenever they are turned on, I want sound to come through them. When they are turned off, I want sound to come through the ...
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the built-in speakers have been deleted off of the output in Sound

I have a MacBook Pro and one day my speakers stopped working. I couldn't change the volume anymore and kept showing me a sign that looks like a no parking sign. i then went to Sound in preferences to ...
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Use inline mic but keep using speakers not headphones [duplicate]

Is it possible to keep using the speakers on my Mac when I plug in some headphones that have an inline mic? Once they're plugged in, in System Preferences the speakers disappear from Output options. ...
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How can I play music while chatting in Google Hangouts?

I want to play music while chatting in Google Hangouts and let both parties hear it, as well as our talking. I'm using Apple earbuds with a built-in (external) mic on a MacBook Pro from about 2009. ...