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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Convert audio to OGG format via Terminal

Is there an app or a method that I can use from Terminal to convert audio files to the OGG format? I know about afconvert but that doesn't provide the ogg format that I want.
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Rip CD to FLAC on Mavericks

I have a large collection of Audio CDs I would like to convert to audio files. My requirements are: FLAC and MP3 support: I would like to keep a lossless version of the CDs in original quality. CDDB ...
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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Mute Mac Sound When Idle

I like it when my Mac announces the time every hour. It keeps me focused or provides me with a reminder to take a break. I also like it when Mail makes a sound when new messages arrive so I can check ...
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How can I “bind” two speaker outputs in OSX? (the feature is gone)

I used to be able to make music play out both my laptop speakers and also my monitor speakers. I did this in the System Preferences and "creating" a new audio device that composed of both my laptop ...
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No Sound macbook pro

Im playing music through my mbp 15" speakers and i keep getting a glitch were the sound will wont start playing i click on the sound up key and i get this icon, after a while (10 seconds) it goes away ...
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“this Emacs binary lacks sound support”

I'm trying to get Aquamacs Emacs to play a sound. I have this: (add-hook 'org-after-todo-state-change-hook 'my-org-after-todo) (defun my-org-after-todo () (play-sound-file ...
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How to burn FLAC to audio CD?

I want to burn .flac files directly to an audio CD. Is there any (possibly free) OS X application to do this?
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How can I mix audio from separate devices and output to one device?

I have a USB audio interface which I use for recording. When I use some recording app (like Audacity), I can select the USB interface from a drop down menu, which will tell Audacity to use that device ...
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30-pin Dock Connector and 3.5mm jack

Here's what I got, a Panasonic docking system without aux in. I want to use an AirPort Express and turn it into a AirPlay-enabled speaker, so I need a cable that has a female 30-pin connector at one ...
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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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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 ...
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Connection Apple TV to the analog audio stereo speakers

I have a projector with HDMI connection and speakers with analog audio jack. I've bought Apple TV and I'm going to connect the projector with HDMI. However, I'm afraid I need to buy an adapter for ...
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Automator action to adjust volume on audio files

I am looking for an Automator action (or an app with Automator support) that can adjust the volume on audio files (something like set to 150% of input file volume), preferably free.
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Change sound level when using earphones with iPhone dock

When using Music on iPhone the user is able to use a slider to change the audio output level. However, when the iPhone is docked in the official Apple dock, using the earphone jack in the back, the ...
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Is there an app for the iPhone 4 that tells the pitch of a note through an audio input?

Does anyone know of an app for the iPhone that can analyze sounds and tell us what pitch the sound is? For example, if i had that app running and i go to the piano and play some notes, it should be ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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How does the volume control work on my iPod touch? [closed]

OK, I'm going to sound like an idiot for asking this, but... How's the volume control work on an iPod Touch (iOS 4)? I always seem to surprise myself when I discover that the volume is up when I ...
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Distorted Audio from Speakers and Line-Out

I've been working on my early-2008 iMac of late, replacing the HD with and SSD, and upgrading the CPU to 2.8 GhZ. The SSD and new CPU seem to be working fine, except after I finished I ended up with ...
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EarPods sound problems

I have a pair of earpods and when I connect them to my MacBook the sounds is more bass-y that it should.. The fun fact is that if I don't plug the mini jack completely into the port the sound is 'as ...
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Play Audio from a Mac over an iPhone Call

I'm trying to play an audio file from my Mac Mini over an iPhone call. I tried using a male to male audio cable to connect the Mac's audio out port, into the iPhone's headset jack, but I guess that ...
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Using Earpods on PC with TRRS to 2xTRS splitter

I just purchased a 4-pin to 2x3-pin audio adapter to use my earpods on a PC. However when I test the microphone all I can hear is a high pitched noise. The earpods are confirmed working on a retina ...
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Use *Two* Thunderbolt/Firewire adapters on MacBook for 400 and 800 devices?

I'm completing an audio recording setup. Equipment: Macbook 13" Retina late 2012 with Two Thunderbolt ports One Focusrite Saffire audio interface (Firewire 400) One OWC Mercury external SSD drive ...
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Using GarageBand + Jam Packs in commercial games for iPhone

I already read this : http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201808 But I have a question... 1.Are we allowed to use sound effects from GarageBand as sound effects in our game without any modifications of ...
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iPhone 5 won't ring [closed]

My iPhone 5 will not ring when a call comes in. It is not set to vibrate on the side of the phone. What do I need to change in settings. I have tried all I know how.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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iTunes pauses and does random things when my headphones move

I am using iTunes on Mac. I suppose there might be a problem with my headphones and it is sending random commands to the computer. When I move my head, my iTunes pauses and sometimes it goes to a ...
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How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
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Enable flash player audio access in safari for a website permanently

I get this request every time I try to use the microphone on the same web page. Is there anyway to set this so it stops asking for this domain. I understand the security ramifications; however I ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Air mute box is checked and greyed out

My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even ...
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To find the disabled devices in OSX

I am discussing about To record sounds from 3.5 - 3.5 mm audio in Audacity here. I have connected my iPhone to my Macbook Air (2013 model) by 3.5-3.5 mm cable. My Macbook (OSX 10.9.4) cannot find ...
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Audio Input not working on 13-inch Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I am trying to connect an audio device (analog synthesizer) to the input of my 13-inch Mid-2012 Macbook Pro running OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. The synthesizer's output is a standard 1/8th inch stereo ...
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Move referenced iTunes Audio files to another drive/folder

well, my iTunes library is on my main HD whereas audio files are on an external drive. I have to change the drive for these files and / or folder name, how do I point iTunes library to that ...
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Is there a way to record 'on board' audio on iPad?

Related to this question: What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in? which is asking about cables to record iPad audio on another device. This question is: is there a way to ...
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iTunes AirPlay to AppleTV works perfectly; System Preferences audio output to AppleTV jitters horribly?

Interesting one here, I have an iMac 2011 and a MBP 13" Retina 2013, the iMac works fine every which way, both are connected at 5GHz to my router, both running Mavericks. My MBP will jitter and pop ...
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Player for long recordings

I have recordings which last many hours. I want to focus on some points of the recording. iTunes is not accurate for it. Is there something in the settings for iTunes to allow for more precise ...
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Mac Audio Problems

I have this problem. I have some Sony Headphones i use on iMac, they really do work good, it's been around 4 months i have been using them now. Now, i start up my Mac to go to safari and listen to ...
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Sound effects for commands completing in inactive tabs/windows

I think my life would be that much better if a subtle sound effect was played when a task completed in a terminal window/tab that's not the current one. It'd be even better if an exit code 0 sounded ...
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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afconvert: Difference between AAC formats: 'aac ' 'aace' 'aacf' 'aach' 'aacl' 'aacp' 'alac' 'paac'

When using afconvert for AAC output, I find little documentation on the format variants under the m4af category: 'aac', 'aace', 'aacf', 'aach', 'aacl', 'aacp', 'alac', 'paac'. I can guess probably ...
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QuickTime can't play 4k video while VLC can

I'm on mountain lion 10.8.5 and recently my friend gave me a 4K resolution video. When I used QuickTime player, the video is very sharp and some of the text in it can't be seen correctly. However when ...
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Changing Volume Without Waking Display Screen

I am using the Hot Corners feature to turn my display off on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) when I am not using it. Oftentimes, I keep music playing and I want to change the volume while the display is ...
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iPhone 5 USB Audio

I've been reading up on the Lightning cable, and there's been some debate over whether it transmits analog audio. I'm not sure how exactly the 30-pin connector works, or how the Lightning cable works ...
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Change audio output of Logic Pro 9

I have two Apple Cinema displays connected to my Mac Pro, System preferences sees both displays for audio output, however Logic is only sending audio out of my secondary display, not my main one, and ...
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Internal mic not working on 2008 iMac running 10.7.5

I just got my iMac back from Apple---they had to replace the video card for me---and the internal mic is not working. In System Preferences -> Sound, I can select "Internal Microphone" or "Line In" ...
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Why is AU Lab not saving my output device settings?

I use the combination of Soundflowerbed and AU Lab on my MacBook Air in order to have a system-wide equalizer. In AU Lab, when I open a document I previously created, the device selected in the ...