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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Automatically Change Sound Output Device When Plugging in Headphones

I'm on a Mid-2009 MBP. I use an amplifier with an internal USB sound card to listen to music. That's ok for most times, but sometimes I like to listen to music with headphones plugged directly into ...
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Noise canceling headphones make strange sound when I touch my MacBook Pro

I've got headphones plugged into my desktop, and a laptop nearby that I use for work as well. Whenever I touch my MacBook Pro with the noise-canceling on my headphones turned on, it makes my ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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How can I conveniently pause and play my iPhone audio with minimal touching of the phone?

Okay these are my problem scenarios: 1) I'm cooking something and my hands are covered in animal fat. I'm listening to a podcast on my iPhone, which is sat on a counter nearby. It's been playing for ...
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How to stream audio and/or video to several iOS devices simultaneously?

Is there any app that allow me to stream audio, video (including YouTube and Vimeo) to iPhone and iPad simultaneously from a MacBook? I've searched for this and I found an app called "AirPlayit" ...
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Need an AC powered iPhone dock with audio out

I'm looking for an iPhone dock that has the standard 30 pin connector at the dock but is powered from a typical wall outlet. But also has audio out. This also needs to work with a wireless Bluetooth ...
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Skype doesn't output to speaker while dialing

When I dial a contact in Skype the speaker can't be activated until the call connects. This means you either have to watch your phone or have it up against your ear which is cumbersome. Anybody know a ...
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Can I stop the optical audio out from entering 'time out' when idle?

In my office I have a surround-sound receiver, and I have my MacBook Pro (6,1) hooked up via a TOSLink cable and adapter, and it works beautifully, except this: if there are no sounds playing for a ...
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Troubles with resetting PRAM

I followed Apple's instruction to reset PRAM ("Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.") and the only thing that happened was that my Mac rebooted repeatedly until I ...
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bootcamp: automatic change of audio output device like in OSX ? (if headphones plugged in, mini toslink, ..)

I don't really know if it is like that for everyone or if there are some bootcamp driver issues on my machine, but: Every time I plug in headphones, a mini-stereoplug or a optical mini-TosLink cable ...
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No master volume in the new iPod Touch 5?

I used to have an iPod Touch 3, then I upgraded to the latest iPod Touch 5 a few weeks ago. I noticed that there is no master volume. For instance, now, when I am just browsing Safari, and I change ...
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What window is playing audio?

I've got a number of windows open, including several browser windows. One of them is playing an annoying advertising video. How can I easily locate which window is playing audio?
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How to fine tune the sound level in iOS just like Mac OS?

I can fine tune the sound level by shift + option + volume up/down keys in Mac OS. Is there any similar way in iOS?
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exclude certain mailaccounts from sound notifications

In iOS6, on iPhone 5, how can I disable sound and vibration for a specific mail account only? I have one mail accounts that is a bit to highly frequented, which results in a lot of ringing and ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro stuck on mute?

I cannot hear any audio from my MacBook Pro, running OS X 10.7. Pressing F10/F11/F12 shows the volume overlay, but it stays at max volume with a (/) icon below it. In the Sound control panel or from ...
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How can I un-trim a trimmed voice memo?

I recently recorded an interview on my iPhone 4, however i trimmed it (before syncing with my computer) and shared the trimmed section with a friend. Is there any way I can get the full voice memo ...
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Hearing an echo of my voice using the Apple headset

I'm not sure if it occurred after I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 6 but since some days I hear an echo of my voice when using the Apple headset on phone calls. It also seems that when I simply plug in ...
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How to mute bootup sound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes? I have an old MacBook Pro (pre-unibody) running OS 10.6. I am annoyed by the traditional Macintosh bootup ...
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How should I configure my Audio settings for the highest quality sound?

I would like to configure my Mac and Thunderbolt display for the best Audio output. The "Audio Devices" tab allows me to choose Audio Format in Hz 2 channel xx bit Integer or Float What ...
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How does the built-in Audio of the Thunderbolt Display compare to the MacBook Pro Retna?

I'm trying to understand which device has better audio capabilities. I tried to do independent research, but the Apple site only has generic information for the MacBook Pro and the Thunderbolt ...
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Sound recorder for Mac OS X

I'm looking to record lectures with my MacBook Pro this year. Is there any good, free software that is capable of producing recordings from a potential distance?
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How can I create a custom alert sound in Mountain Lion?

I want to use a personal sound file (currently an mp3) instead of the system alert sounds (sosumi, basso, etc.) I remember this being really easy on Macs a couple of decades ago, but can't figure out ...
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Thunderbolt display fails to play audio

I'm running a MacBook Pro (late 2011 model) that has a recent OS X upgrade to version 10.8.1. For some reason, when the MacBook Pro is docked to the Thunderbolt display, it no longer sends sound out ...
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Which iOS devices support microphone input via the headphone jack?

I want to use an iOS device as a field recorder for an XLR microphone. However, I need to buy an adapter to plug in the mic via the headphone port. Which iOS devices support mic input (with the third ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Samsung TV

I can't make my MacBook Pro mid 2009 play audio on my Samsung LCD TV. I am aware that only recents MacBook Pro have audio out through the Mini DisplayPort and mine doesn't have it. This is why I ...
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How can I play an audio file on intial startup of Macbook Pro

I have a simple Automator script that is setup to run as a login item. The Automator scripts plays a .wav file as follows: afplay "/Users/Audio Files/system_alert.wav" This works perfectly however ...
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Can I have stereo music playback during an iPhone call?

Is there a way to playback (true) stereo audio (with seperate left and right channel) files during a phone call? I'm not trying to make the callee hearing any of the stuff playing on my phone. I just ...
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How can I add login and logout sounds to OS X 10.8.x?

I would like to add login and logout sounds to my Mac. How can I do this?
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How to turn on the volume of ipod touch with a broken volume button?

My ipod touch's volume button on the side to increase the volume doesn't work, no matter how hard I press it against something. The volume down button works. The music player's sound is at the max, ...
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Core Audio Driver not working

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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Sound on OS X doesn't work after Soundflower install

Because of missing native equalizer on OS-X (Snow Leopard) I had to use third party app Soundflower in combination with AU Lab. Everything was going right, but once I restarted OS X, the sound stopped ...
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Sudden sounds in Mountain Lion

I run Mountain Lion on my macbook pro, and experience an unusual effect: sometimes system sounds happen, without any visible reason. Does anybody know, why it could be? Or, if it is possible, how to ...
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AirPlay via AppleTV stutters on retina MacBook Pro but not iPhone 4

I recently got a retina Macbook Pro and I am loving it except for one thing. When I go to System Preferences > Sound > Output and select AirPlay while playing audio, the sound will often just stop or ...
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Macbook Pro w/ retina display connected to Dell U3011 monitor via HDMI - periodic error message about audio

I have my retina MacBook Pro running a Dell U3011 monitor via the HDMI port. Periodically, the monitor shows an error message: Unsupported audio format Please set the audio output on your audio ...
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Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?

The lowest volume I can get by pressing the volume keys is still too loud when I'm wearing headphones. How can I make it even lower? I have a Mac Mini 2011 (5,1) running Mountain Lion.
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“Play on” UPNP/DLNA device from OSX

I have a TV and an AV-receiver which are DLNA-capable and which are attached to my home network together with a Windows 7 desktop and a MBP running OSX Lion. I can access audio from both computers ...
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Volume control (sliders or keys) stops working after plugging into/out of headphone jack

I plug my machine into a projector/sound amplification setup regularly for teaching. Often, when I get back home afterwards, the sound volume controls no longer work. Neither the dedicated volume ...
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Have to reopen Chrome to have the sound again?

I don't know if anyone has this problem which is: When I connect my headphone or disconnect it from my macbook pro. The video, music in Chrome don't work anymore ( it's mute ). I have to reopen ...
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How does (stereo) sound work with Thunderbolt displays?

Apple's Thunderbolt displays, I understand, have stereo speakers in them. How does it work if you have two Thunderbolt displays plugged into your computer? Do both displays play the same sound, so ...
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MBP retina + Dell u3011 via HDMI: intermittent screen message about audio

I have a new Mac Book Pro (MBP) retina connected via HDMI to a Dell U3011 display. Every few seconds, but irregularly, the display pops up "MESSAGE Unsupported audio format. Please set the audio ...
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How to record audio over Powerpoint/OpenOffice slides?

Many times I've seen videos of people talking while presenting their slides. How is that done on a Mac? I know that I can do a screen recording with Quicktime, and I notice there are two options New ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

Periodically, my MacBook Pro 17" stops recognizing my headphones. No amount of unplugging and replugging seems to help. The sound settings never show headphones as an output device. How can I fix ...
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Sound turns off when Mountain Lion sleeps

When my Mac (running Mountain Lion) goes to sleep, it turns off my apps. For example, I was listening to music with VLC, and when it goes to sleep mode, VLC stops playing. What can I do?
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Sounds are not working on Mountain Lion Notification Center

Although I see an option in System Preferences > Notifications to enable applications to pop a sound on new notifications, Mountain Lion is not actually playing those sounds. Has Anyone run into ...
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No sound and volume icon

I have a Mac mini and the sound has disappeared. I have also lost the sound icon off the toolbar. I went to preferences for the sound and see that mute is checked. I can't un-check it because it is ...
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What is sound drift correction on OS X and how should I use it?

On Audio MIDI Setup there is an option to to enable/disable audio drifting for any sound output device? What is this and how should I use it? I do want to enable sound output for multiple devices: ...
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How to stream radio from the command line?

There is an iMac in our lab at university, running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It is never used, so we have taken to using it to play music, as we can SSH to it, and it does not require any permissions to ...
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Soundfonts in GarageBand: where can we select the .sf2 files?

I am trying to use soundfonts with GarageBand '11 (version 6.0.5). I downloaded 2 files from HammerSound, I put them in Library > ...Banks, and, in GarageBand, I created a new project, went to the ...
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Wireless headset audio input/output

I recently bought a Logitech H800 headset, and I'm having an interesting issue using it as an audio device via bluetooth. First of all, it creates two audio output devices: The first H800 device ...