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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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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Where can you buy Apple earphones?

On the Apple store there are EarPods. And there are In-Ear Headphones. But what if I want to buy the good ol' Earphones? I find these to be the most comfortable of them all. Apple appears to ...
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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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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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Playing alert sounds from terminal

Is there a way to play OSX alert sounds from terminal? The alert sounds that are listed in System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effect Tab
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Boot Camp and Intel HD Audio

I've recently encountered an interesting audio problem, using OS X with a Windows partition (via Boot Camp). Specifically, if the Windows partition is used, and then the computer is restarted into OS ...
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iOS Playing Two Sounds/Songs At Once

I would like to know, jailbroken or otherwise, if it's possible to get iOS to play two songs or sounds at once. My very specific goal is to play background white noise loaded from a website and ...
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A2DP from phone 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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Why can't i hear anything on my macbook pro?

So there is a red light coming out of my headphone jack. I can't hear anything, neither from my speakers nor from any headphone. I have checked the sound in system preferences and when I plug my ...
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Split audio and video into two separate files

Is there a way (I'm thinking using QuickTime perhaps) of taking a video+audio file and splitting it into two separate files, one of just the video, and one of just the audio? I know that in Finder, ...
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How can I disable ducking for all voice-overs in iMovie?

On my videos I always do voice-overs where I keep the other audio tracks at full volume (no ducking). I know how to set the ducking for individual voice-over clips, but this takes about six extra ...
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Keynote and Recorded Presentations

If you "Record Slideshow" in Keynote then it'll listen to your computer's microphone and make well-sync'd presentation you can save to .mov and share, but it's pretty damned big, even for a short ...
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How to clone an audio CD (including pauses between tracks) under Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I need to clone an audio CD, including the defined pauses between tracks. Under Linux, cdrdao would do the trick for me, but I cannot get the version from MacPorts to work — it will not read ...
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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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How do I convert a 24-bit/96 kHz FLAC to anything else?

I have some FLAC files I want to convert to AAC, but I can't because my go-to program, Max, throws an exception (The call to ExtAudioFileSetProperty failed.) when it tries to convert 24-bit/96 kHz ...
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High pitched noise. Macbook pro retina

The problem is - high pitched noisy tiny sound that u can hear only using more or less quality headphones. I use yamaha rh-5ma. And it's not the problem of headphones because I have different ones ...
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Choose Default Out CHANNEL for OS X Audio

I need to get my default audio output to outputs 3/4 of my audio interface. What is the easiest way to do this? Do I need Soundflower (and will it even work)?
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Speed Up Podcasts on iPod Classic

I'm looking for a way to listen to podcasts at 2x on my iPod classic. I know this is not supported out of the box. Is there an alternative firmware like rockbox, that supports syncing with iTunes ...
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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is ...
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iPhone 4 movies won't play in Quicktime, no sound in VLC

I've taken many videos with my iPhone 4, but when I uploaded them to my Macbook and try to play them in Quicktime, they only show one frame and they don't play. When I try to play with in VLC, ...
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Converting FLAC into Apple Lossless [in Windows] [closed]

Like many people I have a few albums in FLAC format that I've picked up over the years. I'd like to retain their auto fidelity, but also have them in my iTunes and on my iPhone. There's another ...
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Use Mac OS X dictation on a file?

In Mountain Lion, Mac OS X can use its dictation/voice recognition to turn your speaking into text. Suppose I have an audio file of my voice speaking. Is there a way to use this dictation ability to ...
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How can I troubleshoot no audio via Thunderbolt HDMI connecting to HDTV?

I have a 13" late '11 MBP OS X Lion 10.7.5 I am trying to hook up to my LG HDTV with a Thunderbolt HDMI cable. Getting the display onto the TV is a snap. The audio, however, is not working. The ...
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Is there a way to determine what program is calling a sound randomly on my Mac?

I'm currently having an issue with my Mac running Mountain Lion making the "lockOpening.aif" and "lockClosing.aif" sounds apparently at random. I'm looking for a way to narrow down what program or ...
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How to play AAC 5.1 audio through S/PDIF on Mac OSX?

I've gone through a bunch of tutorials as well as video players (QuickTime, mplayer, VLC, MPlayerX, Movist) and haven't been able to figure out how to get AAC 5.1 to play correctly on my Mac mini or ...
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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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How can I stream audio to multiple computers at the same time?

I'm trying to stream music to different computer's speakers simultaneously. Currently I'm doing this by physically timing the start of the song on each computer. Are there any built in utilities or ...
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Routing Bluetooth audio in and out of headphone/mic jack on iPhone

I would like to be able to route the audio from a Bluetooth headset out of the headphone/mic jack on an iPhone. That is, to be able to send the mic input from the Bluetooth device out the jack and ...
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Coreaudiod spams system log: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive

I'm getting my system log virtually spammed with: May 13 23:56:36 alluminium coreaudiod[238]: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive May 13 23:56:37 alluminium coreaudiod[238]: ...
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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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MacBook Pro (mid-2012) Microphone Input

Here, it says how to use the audio jack as in input. On my MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2012), It doesn't seem to have the option in settings. Is it not possible with these computers?
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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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Activating the Apple Thunderbolt Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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Can I configure my iPhone to play audio files through ear speaker instead of the bottom speaker?

My company utilizes a voicemail system which sends audio files as email attachments. These audio files playback via QuickTime in iOS which pushes the audio out via the phone's speaker. Which is great ...
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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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Play .ogg on command line

How can I play a .ogg music file on the command line? On Linux I can use ogg123, but what about on Mac?
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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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The audio jack of my iPhone keeps cutting out

When I'm trying to listen to something on my iPhone, the audio keeps cutting out. I've had this problem quite a bit lately and there seems to be a sweet spot where it doesn't cut out. It also means ...
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Stop Automatically Switching to Bluetooth Audio

I have a pair of headphones that I really like. I also spend over 12 hours a day in front of my MacBook. As such, I prefer to use some voice commands using Speakable Items. However, due to the ...
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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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Will the sound processor in an iPad outperforms MacBook Pro's?

So iPads or any other iPod or iPhones uses audio codec from third-parties, most likely Cirrus Logic in recently products. For example, the iPhone 5 uses Apple-branded Cirrus Logic 338S1077 audio codec ...
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Selecting iPad As Audio Source When Mirroring to Apple TV?

I'm currently mirroring from my iPad to my Apple TV, but the audio source automatically sets to the TV. At night I'd love it if I could switch the audio source to my ipad so I could hook up some ...
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Send audio from my laptop to my iPhone over Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 4, and Philips dock speakers which I use with the phone. The dock doesn't have any aux input, and I would like to use the dock as a speaker for my laptop. I know I can achieve it ...
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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 ...
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Converting Audio to AC-3 using afconvert?

I'm trying to use afconvert to convert an audio file to AC-3 format. It's 5.1 audio, having already been converted from DTS to WAV (using ffmpeg, since afconvert doesn't seem to deal with DTS). As ...
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Play audio CLI apps

I have an AppleScript which plays audio files using Play (from hieper.nl) unix cli app. I would like to find a command line play program with which I can set the volume without touching system output ...
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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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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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iOS: Sounds when Headphones Are Plugged in but Silent Otherwise?

Is it possible to set up an iOS 6 device (for example, specifically the iPhone 5, or 3rd generation iPad) such that all the usual sounds from apps and the system sounds like typing or message ...
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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? ...