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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How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...
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Can I cause auto-correct in Lion to beep and to get a summary of the changes?

Auto-correct in Lion is great, but I need to know when it has made a substitution so I can check it. Is there a way to set an audio alert so that OS X makes a sound to alert me everytime it ...
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What can cause the volume keys to not work but show the prohibitory sign instead of changing volume?

When i try to reduce my mac book volume it suddenly shows that this isn't possible, even the icon in the menu bar is (grey inactive) This happens sometimes since i installed lion os
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Can't un-mute sound when mini-jack unplugged

Situation: when I'm at my desk, I have speakers plugged in to my Macbook Pro and everything is working fine. The problem occurs the next time I boot the computer without speakers connected: I'm now ...
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iMac Digital Audio Output and Google Chrome Issue

I'm using Google Chrome 13.0.782.32 beta as my preferred browser, and I'm also utilizing the digital optical output from my (late 2009) imac into a Digital-to-Analog converter (which then feeds into ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Audio In/Out Port Adaptor

I have the most recent Macbook Pro 13" and on the apple website it says that the audio port is in and out. I just ordered a headset that has two separate 3.5mm plugs and was wondering if there is any ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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Why can't I hear my alert sounds or ringer?

For some reason, the sounds for ringers, and alerts/notifications on my mother's iPhone appear to not be playing anymore. Even though the ringer volume in settings is turned up almost to the max, the ...
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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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How to make iPhone camera silent?

On my iPhone, the camera shutter sound follows the ring/silent switch. However, I'd like the camera to be always silent, regardless of whether incoming calls & messages make a sound. Is there any ...
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Why does my iPod Touch automatically turn the volume all the way down?

I have an 8GB iPod Touch, 4th generation. Recently it has been automatically turning the volume all the way down, and it often won't let me turn it back up again. This happens both when I'm using ...
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Does iOS 4 break iPhone compatibility with music docks?

When I plug my iPhone 4 into my Bose SoundDock Series 2 I get a popup message saying "This accessory is not optimized for this iPhone" and the dock will not play audio from the iPod or Pandora apps, ...
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Logic Studio 9 : Is it possible to use tracks or buses as “virtual devices”

Inside Logic Studio, you can re-map all your track output to specific buses and use those buses as inputs for other tracks. I was wondering if it was possible to somehow use those buses outside of ...
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Which Trans Music Manager equivalents exist for OS X?

I have a Denon DP-200USB turntable that converts analogue records (LPs) into MP3s (one MP3 per side) and stores them onto a USB memory stick. This lovely piece of kit comes with some software called ...
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Default volume too high for headphones

Is there a way to change the default volume setting for headphones/line out, i.e. the one you get after plugging a jack in for the first time since you've turned your Mac on and started OSX? I'm ...
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Can OS X play AMR files?

I have an AMR-format audio file which I recorded with my HTC Desire. I would like to send it to somebody who has a Macbook Pro. Will he be able to play it without jumping through hoops?
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iPod Touch 4G Video and Music capacity

This must be my undeveloped mind, but browsing through Apple's iPod Touch website, I could not find the capacity (in time) for video and audio recordings on the 8GB and 32GB models (not in Features ...
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Piping audio from arbitrary program to Airport Express

What are my options for sending audio from VLC on my MacBook Pro to my Airport Express? (I know about AirFoil so far.)
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Program to delay audio output

I have a video that has audio several seconds in front of what it should be. I'm looking for an independent program that will delay the sound output. Is such a thing possible and more importantly is ...
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Using Car Speaker As Music Player in iPhone

I have an ordinary bluetooth speaker. I connect to the device using bluetooth and when someone calls me I can hear my ringing tone through the car's stereo and hear the caller's voice through the ...
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How can I get my MacBook Pro's sound back?

Sound isn't playing on startup or any other time. I'm not seeing the red glow from the headphone jack that I've seen mentioned in certain cases of this failure. Though I have noticed an awful lot ...
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What is the optimal setting for importing CDs?

When you use iTunes to import a CD you have several options -- "AAC Encoder," "AIFF Encoder," etc. I'd like to have the best possible sound quality and avoid any sort of lossy compression. Which ...
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How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
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Is it possible to modify OS X default MIDI sounds?

I've been looking around to find out how to change MIDI sounds for the Built-in MIDI synthesizer inside Mac OS X, haven't found anything, is there a way to do that?
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Any idea what this sound is?

Sometimes my MBP plays this somewhat distressing sound through its speakers (external if connected, otherwise internal, if my system volume is not muted). Has anyone experienced this? What is it? ...
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iPhone constantly outputting audio via universal connector

My iPhone 3GS has just developed an unusual problem. Audio will not come out of the loudspeaker, but the ear piece works, the headphones work and plugging into iPhone speakers via universal connector ...
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Macbook Pro 15" bad hissing sounds when connecting external monitor and external speakers

i'm using a Macbook pro 15" i5 and I'm hearing bad statics sounds when connecting my external speaker while connecting an external monitor through the vga displayport. The static sounds that come out ...
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Microphone no longer works in Skype

I tried going into System Preferences, Sound, and Input and making sure the "Internal Microphone" is highlighted but it still won't work. No one can hear me in any Skype calls I make.
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Assigning hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) in Mac OS X 10.5.8 for audio playback

I will begin by mentioning that I am a SQL/ASP.NET programmer and I work in Windows environments. However, I am in a very small department that has a mishmash of Macs and PCs, and to most of the ...
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Using Garage Band sounds for commercial purposes

Im making a Drumming app for the iphone and the ipod touch. I was searching for good drum samples around the internet, but couldn't find anything fitting. Then i thought of garageband and its drum ...
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typewriter effect to keyboard stroke

Is there any way to add (sound) typewriter effect to keyboard stroke?
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Using an iPad as a car entertainment system

I am thinking about using iPads with headrest mounts to allow my toddlers to watch videos while we drive. I'd really like to be able to control the iPad from the front seat if at all possible, so that ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the sound made when a screenshot is created?

Obviously other than muting the computer. I just want to create a screenshot without having that "camera sound" come out. Is there a way to disable this sound?
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Can volume automatically decrease during communication activity?

A feature of Windows 7 that I really like that it can decrease the volume of system sounds/music by 50%/80%/mute entirely when it senses communication activity, ie. Skype call, Google Voice call, etc. ...
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Stand alone audio spectrum analyzer

I'm looking for a stand alone audio spectrum analyzer for OS X. The main requirement is that it can analyze the audio out (the current audio from any app) rather than microphone or line in. I'm a ...
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How can I get the mic sound feedback in my headphone?

I bought a noise canceling headphone yesterday and it works perfectly. The only problem I have is that when I myself talk, I cannot hear my voice correctly. I'm wondered if it is possible to enable ...
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Are there any car chargers that will turn my iPod off when the car is turned off?

My car has an auxiliary input, which I connect my iPod to with a stereo patch cable. The problem is when I get out of my car I forget that the iPod is still playing and when I come back I'm not at ...
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5.1 surround sound via optical out without receiver

I have a 2010 Mac mini and I would like to output 5.1 surround sound from it. The optical audio out is the way to achieve this, but I don't want to have an audio receiver, 5 times bigger then the ...
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ITunes volume noticeably lower than browser volume

Can anyone think of a reason why (and a possible solution) the volume on my ITunes player is lower than other apps (like for example playing videos on youtube or music in grooveshark)?
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Playing Hi-Res audio files on mac with M-audio Revolution 5.1

I have audio file with 192Khz/24bit sound, and Revo 5.1 and driver for Snow Leopard. This driver is not official, and it is only the kext, without any GUI, and I can't see sound quality playing right ...
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How can I delay audio in an mp4 file?

How can I delay the audio (relative to the video stream) in an MP4 movie file and save the result?
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Calendar alert sound on the iPodTouch isn't loud enough is there some “mobile” way to make it louder?

Calendar alert sound on the iPodTouch isn't loud enough is there some "mobile" way to make it louder?
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How can I check my line-in does work (MBP late 2010)?

How can I check my line-in does work? I'm interesting what software should I use and how. It is MBP, late 2010. I do have an external working mic.
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Can I do anything to have my iPod Touch (2nd gen) louder?

To me, It's quite difficult to understand podcast when there is some noise around, for instance in noisy subway. I think I've read something about the weak output sound level of the iPod touch 2nd ...
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Why does streaming audio in Mobile Safari sometimes not have a scrubber bar?

Usually, if I click a link to an mp3 in Safari on the iPhone, it will look something like this: But sometimes, it looks like this, with no scrubber bar: What does this indicate about the ...
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Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located?

Is there any way I can access the files that are used for the alert sounds found in system preferences? For example, in OS X 10.6.6, there are different sounds for Funk, Glass, Hero, etc. Where are ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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Can I play audio out to both USB and Bluetooth on a MacPro simultaneously?

I'm running Snow Leopard on a Mac Pro- audio preferences seem to limit audio output to only one port at a time. Is there a way around this? Also the Bluetooth output from the Mac is really weak, is ...
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Sound and heat when lid is closed - MacBook Air

Can you damage screen or something because of: Playing loud music when lid is down? Running some processor/videocard-intensive applications that heat the laptop, while lid is down?