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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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple i want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my macbook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?
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How can I repeat input audio to the line-out?

I have a large room that I would like to have speakers' voices to be amplified using a bluetooth headset (the microphone) and line-out (to the amp & the speakers). BT-headset → Mac → Line-out → ...
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Will USB speakers override the audio jack output?

I had the audio jack on my MacBook Pro removed while attempting to remove a headphone tip stuck in the jack, and now the MacBook will not recognise the internal speakers. The output is stuck on the ...
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Is it possible to upload MP3s to Audible's Iphone app?

I have some MP3 files that I would like to add to my Audible library. Is it possible to do so?
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50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port

I bought a pair of Brainwavz M1 headphones today and when using them with my Macbook air there is an intermittent buzz regardless of whether or not there's sound playing and irrespective of the volume ...
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How do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume on an iPhone?

On an iPhone, how do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume? Right now, I can either use the default setting, which is a separate volume setting for sound effects and media. Or, I can set ...
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Why don't my Bluetooth Bose speakers output sound with VLC media player?

How I can make my Bluetooth Bose speaker work with VLC media player? My speaker works with all the programs (iTunes, Media Player), also internet connection, but when I want to see a movie using VLC ...
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Choppy audio playback on Chrome

I just got a Macbook air, and I am noticing that audio playback on Chrome is noticeably choppy (e.g. when watching a Youtube video). Audio playback is great on iTunes and Safari, but not in Chrome. ...
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No volume on media apps after iPad update to iOS 7.0.2

Leading up to the problem: My iPad worked perfectly fine with iOS 7.0. I installed iOS 7.0.2 and this issue began. The Problem My ipad 3 stopped playing music / movies or any other media sounds ...
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Mac Desktop app that allows comments to be added in time code of audio files

Many of you may be aware of SoundCloud's commenting feature. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a Macintosh desktop application that allows for audio files to be annotated in this way.
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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How does GarageBand detect MIDI instruments?

When I plug a MIDI keyboard into GarageBand, it notifies me and says that there is now one instrument available. What is GarageBand doing under the hood? Is it possible to have another piece of ...
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Aggregating sound output and input devices into aggregated input

I use software, which requires a input device for streaming audio. I'd like to mix my audio input (internal mic) and output (headphones) into one, aggregated input device. I tried to create ...
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Chrome MBA 2013, causing audio cracking, all flash videos!

I recently purchased a MBA 2013, 13 inch. Used it for a week was great with chrome. I suspect after i tried installing some quicktime plugins to watch an Apple Keynote, my audio started going downhill ...
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Streaming audio in Adobe Flash Live Media

I wanna to stream some kind of radio to the net. I thought about using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder for this purpose. Basically, I want to mix microphone and speakers into one stream. Then, I'd ...
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Pro Tools Express: Virtual Instruments make no Sound when ran by non-administrator account

My experience is much more in the world of Windows, but I'm tasked with support an Apple Computer lab for music students. We have 8 mac minis, running Pro Tools Express. I have installed (as our ...
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iPod Touch 4G Video to External Screen

We have an iPod Touch 4th Gen. which we use regularly for Video Skype calls to the family. I usually place the iPod on the TV stand in the living room, connect the audio to the stereo receiver and let ...
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Why does my MacBook audio output have no sound when connected to a stereo component?

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro (10.5.8) - the audio output has no sound when connected to a stereo component, but when connected to small speakers it works fine. Internal speakers are working ...
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Dexter like sound when using macbook

i don't know what exactly i should try find, so i will try ask you. I like the sound when for instance in Dexter serial, he is using his macbook (pressing enter, on keydown, mouse clicks etc.). I ...
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Disable snapshot sound during screen capture keyboard shortcut on 10.8+

I'm not using Grab, but the screenshot shortcut (i.e., Command (⌘)-Shift-3 and Command (⌘)-Shift-4). A loud snapshot sound plays whenever I screengrab. How can I turn off this sound, and is there any ...
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Macbook Pro with Ecler Evo 5 To XLR Speakers

Is anyway possible to play audio from a macbook pro to Ecler Evo 5 and output the sound through XLR Speakers? On side note for anyone with coding knowledge this is definitely possible with ...
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Audio on my MacBook Pro just stopped working

Audio output on my MacBook Pro just stopped working (headphones still work). How do I fix it?
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A4Tech RH-200 Wireless HD Headset will it work on Mac

I want to buy, just want to make sure will this dongle work with Mac? As it uses USB dongle for music transfer. A4tech Wireless
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Can I change sensitivity of line input level? (as opposed to setting the volume)

I'm connecting a standard stereo tape output to an iMac line input socket. Setting input level in System Preferences > Sound > Input > Line In requires the slider to be barely "off the stop" before ...
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How can I stream to Airplay and Bluetooth simultaneously?

I have an iMac with airport express and I also have a logitech bluetooth speaker adapter. Seemingly I cannot play through both at the same time. I have even tried going to the MIDI settings and ...
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Schedule Mic Recording

Is there a way (automator maybe?) or program to make an iMac record the microphone input on a scheduled time (start and finish). I need it like some kind of security webcam but for audio
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Apple TV to Projector via HDMI-VGA adapter works - optical audio-RCA converter to projector does not

I bought a digital optical audio to RCA analog audio converter to go from my Apple TV to get sound out of the Projector. The projector does not get sound. I also bought an HDMI-VGA converter to go ...
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iPad won't play audio when viewing videos from Safari

I have an iPad 3 and as of a week or two ago all audio stopped on videos viewed from Safari. If I visit YouTube or Vimeo or LiveLeak the video will play flawlessly, but no matter how much I tinker ...
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How does Pandora know that I've changed my audio output?

I'm currently playing Pandora in Firefox. I'm listening on my Bluetooth wireless speakers. If I open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output and change the audio output from the wireless speakers to ...
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A2DP from Nexus to Mac

Is it possible to use your Mac as an A2DP receiver with your phone as the transmitter? This way, I can get notifications from the phone while at my desk, without having to take out my headphones ...
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macbookpro/wireless vlc/qt to a projector

Airfoil, connects nicely to my speakers and the 3 macs + pads/phones in the studio connect nicely to it but what about wirelessly sharing the projector? is there anything (NOT an apple tv) which can ...
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Can I listen to just the audio of a movie on an iPhone?

I downloaded a movie (live concert) to my iphone 4g and would like to listen to it thru my car stereo via the 3.5mm mini jack to aux port? just want to hear the audio stream, not see the video stream ...
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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iOS-iOS device real time sound transfering

I'd like to know if there's any way I could connect two iOS devices to transfer sound in real time. Sort of a walkie-talkie device. Anyone would know any apps for that? Thanks :)
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What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks?

What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks? Also where does it take those instruments from? A VST? Is it possible to use these sounds ...
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Best/neutral sound quality out of a Mac(Book)? And out of a iOS device? (Current models.)

Does the headphone jack support digital audio output or not)? Which is the provides the best sound quality the USB, Thunderbolt, digital socket or perhaps Mini DisplayPort from the Mac of the Mac? ...
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Soundflower difficulties

I recently downloaded Soundflower so I could record some audio with the imagery I can already record through QuickTime. The thing is, once I've set Soundflower up I can't hear anything on my computer! ...
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how to change music tonality in runtime?

On windows usualy for karaoke purpose some audio cards provide possibility to change tonality on fly, is it possible under Mac ? Is ther any additional software which can do it ? or maybe terminal ...
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How to set up macbook 2008 to samsung led tv - sound issues

I have a Macbook, and the specs are: OS x 10.5.8 2.2 Ghtz Intel Core 2 Duo 2Gb 667 Mhtz DDR2 SDRAM mini-dvi out I have a Samsung LED TV with HDMI in , Component in with twin phono in I have ...
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Is line level Bluetooth audio possible with iPhone?

In my car i have a 3.5mm jack that I want to connect to my iPhone 5. I currently am just running a standard 3.5mm cable from my phone to the port, but that audio volume isn't that great. So I thought ...
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How to use an external microphone

I want to use an external microphone on a 13" MBP. I am plugging the external microphone to the single audio port (which I normally use for speakers). I am setting "Use audio port for" option ...
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App to control background sound output

I have an iPad 3 which I would like to use to play music to Bluetooth speakers in the background while I play various games and the like. The problem is that the foreground apps interrupt the sound of ...
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Why do the speakers on my Macbook Pro crackle sometimes?

I've noticed that from time to time the speakers on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.8) make a strong and harsh crackling sound instead of, or over the top of, a sound effect they are supposed to be playing. ...
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installed amarok through macports - no playback

I installed amarok through macport. It doesn't playback the mp3's (actually it doesn't playback anything). I looked at the console and it says among other things .... ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...