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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Can I prevent Safari from auto-downloading ogg files?

When I visit a particular URL, Safari automatically downloads ogg files that are referenced in the page source. An example URL where this happens is http://priyom.org/military-stations/russia/the-...
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Why does my iPhone not have any audio during phone calls?

My iPhone 5 is having a strange problem that affects phone calls only. (And yes, I've tried rebooting.) Regular Phone Call When I call someone, or someone calls me (whether via iPhone or non-iPhone)...
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Controlling audio output's sample/bit rate on OSX from command prompt

Is there a way to limit the output format of a soundcard on OSX, apart from Audio MIDI Setup? I have noticed that OSX has a bad habit of resampling audio while it is not needed at all (say the output ...
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Can I have audio from my PC output to Bluetooth while my video outputs to AirPlay?

As it stands, my Apple TV is hooked up directly via HDMI to my television. I have 2 amazing speakers that I use bluetooth to connect to and play from when I'm NOT using AirPlay. When I switch to ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...
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My new Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset won't send audio to my Mac

I just recently purchases a Sennheiser G4ME Zero to replace my Steel Series Siberia V3. The Siberia's microphone worked just fine along with the audio. When I plugged my G4ME Zero in the audio output ...
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iTunes Visualizer+Pandora

I know it's not a standard function of iTunes, but I'd really like a way to have iTunes Visualizer respond to Pandora radio playing on my computer. Is there a way to make the visualizer recognize ...
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Youtube in background

In iOS 9.0.1, I can no longer use the control center play/pause button to force play Youtube in the background while open in Safari. I can see the name of the video, but if i click "play" the button ...
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Buzzing in bass with multi-output device

I've set up a multi-output device between my Bluetooth speaker and another output device (doesn't actually matter what device). As long as the Bluetooth device (MagicBox II) is one of the chosen ...
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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High IO latency in games when loading sounds

I recognized the behaviour of games hanging/freezing for fractions of a second (or up to a second) everytime a sound is being requested from the disk. At least that is my conclusion. One title where ...
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Possible to connect my phone “microphone” straight to my computer line out or sound?! LIVE PERISCOPING DJ

I periscope on an iPhone 6+. Any way of maybe rooting phone to gain access and have some 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitter to output my line out on my Mac mixing?! I understand latency but that would be ...
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mac book pro headphones not working even with the correct sound settings .

my macbook pro( 13 inch mid 2009) running yosemite 10.10.5 is not delivering sound to the headphone speakers .I am using my iPhones headphones .it is able to receive mic input though. does it mean it ...
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Internal Speakers/Headphones muted after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading my Macbook Air (early 2014) to Yosemite, audio is not heard neither via internal speakers nor headphones. When I upgraded, external display was connected to USB/Tunderbolt ports. if ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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No output from MacBook Pro audio jack (input OK)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. The problem is that I can't hear anything out of my headphone jack. I can set it to input ...
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Audio MIDI Setup: have a default configuration for a headset

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset and, every time I plug it in, the Thru checkbox at the Input tab is enabled, which means I hear myself through the speakers: Is there any way I can configure my ...
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Keys of a Particular Scale Only in GarageBand on OS X

I used to have an iPad and had great time using GarageBand. The feature that made my time fun is mostly "Scale" i.e. when I choose a particular scale, for instance "D#maj Pentatonic Blues", the ...
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AppleScript to audio

I want to save the following spoken text to an audiofile that I can play on my iPod (so .mp3 or something). say "the company [[slnc 1200]]" using "Alex" say "une entreprise [[slnc 1200]]" using "...
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Recording iPad and speech using Quicktime stops recording when screen is static

I'm trying to record a demo of using an app on my iPad, with me talking over the top of it. I've hooked up my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) to my Mac (10.10.3) using a lightning cable and am then using ...
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iPhone forgets how to bluetooth, audio app overnight

Overnight, my iPhone forgets how to Bluetooth. It also forgets which audio app I was using. Let's start at 7:30AM when I get in my car, assume everything is working, and go from there. I turn on ...
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Pausing/Stopping Audio Book from playing

I have a 4s iphone and sometimes the audio books will start playing (obviously, I do something that sets it off), but what that is I have no idea and I would like to know how to pause it.
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Macbook Pro 2011 Sound no longer working

My audio is not working, I have searched online and tried many things: I have tried the following: killing the audio process via Terminal (sudo killall coreaudiod) inserting/removing headphones ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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Set audio input/ouput device priority

I have a MacBook Pro that is almost always connected to one of two Thunderbolt displays. Sometimes it will also be connected to a USB headset. Every time I disconnect the headset the audio input and ...
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The sound controls and function are finicky

I just purchased my Macbook pro. It's a 13in, Mid 2012 running OS X yosemite. The first time I used headphones, the sound completely cuts out. I unplugged the headphones and the sound had stopped ...
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Audio intermittently goes out of sync

I'm experiencing playback issues with all media, streamed and local. Whenever I play a video or listen to music, the audio will occasionally go out of sync with the playback. (A lot more of an issue ...
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Different Volume Level for Headsets and Headphones over Combo Jack

I have the Sony MDRX10. When I use the cable with the mic, I get lower volume level and distortions at max volume but when I use the headphone only cable, I get much better volume control. I tried ...
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What does the “cancel” icon in the volume prompt mean?

I connected my earphone and when I tried to change the volume, I got a prompt like Except that there was a small "cancel" icon in it (like this). I could not change the volume. I had to unplug and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 there a way to have audio continue playing from background user session

When using Fast Switching from one User to another, audio from the now background user stops. That usually makes sense, but I wonder if there's a way to have the audio continue? I'm using Yosemite 10....
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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...
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Remote MacBook Pro reduces mic gain when I talk over FaceTime

My fiancée's retina MacBook Pro automatically severely reduce (not completely though) her microphone's gain whenever a sound (me speaking or some ambient noise) on my end is sent to her over FaceTime. ...
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MacBook Air (bought in August 2014) [duplicate]

With the recent Yosemite software update (I updated on 23rd February 2015) the cool 'bubble' sound that the volume keys made when pressed is now gone and replaced with a different sound. How do I get ...
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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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Facetime audio takes up SSD space

I was just using FaceTime audio and my phone told me I was running out of space. I was curious as to how this was possible as I knew I have about 2GB free yesterday. I kept going back in and ...
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iPod Touch 5 vs iPhone 5s sound output (Line Out)

I bought an iPod Touch 5 two months back, I love the sound quality of the device. But after 1 month when my brother bought iPhone 5s, I checked the sound output of the device through the same earpods ...
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Any way to see waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file?

Are there any plugins that will allow me to see a waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file? (I'm using Yosemite.)
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Using Mac as external audio amplifier, while routing its output to USB?

I've got a Yamaha mixing panel which accepts my Mac's audio output via USB. Great. Now I would like to pipe the output of the mix back to the Mac's input, and have its speakers play the sound. Is ...
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Ignore an AirPlay audio device completely

Is it possible to somehow ignore an AirPlay audio device completely (or at least stop my mac from automatically connecting to one) We have an AppleTV at the office and every time I open my MBP at ...
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Playing AVI file with XviD codec crashes my VLC and doesn't play on quick time

I got a video file with an avi extension, and this is its technical description: VIDEO: 1300 kbps XviD RESOLUTiON: 720x304 AUDIO: 256 CBR AC-3 ...
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Low sound on Youtube after Yosemite update,

Lost sound after Yosemite update on Safari, Chrome, Firefox. Tried replugging Apple headphones...get lowest possible sound at top volume, slightly better on headphones. Not tech savvy...help.
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IOS: Bluetooth not auto connecting to previously paired device

My IOS devices DO NOT auto-connect (auto-pair) to a bluetooth audio receiver device. However this works as expected on Android and OSX Yosemite. Thus I do not think it is the Bluetooth receiver that ...