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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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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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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How to know which program has just played sound?

At times, my computer suddenly played some annoying short sound (sounds like darrrt, seems not from the system), and it's so short that I have no idea where it comes from (and cannot capture it). Is ...
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Headphones not detected when connected to MBP

When I plug headphones into output of MBP (15-inch Early 2008) with Mavericks - nothing changes, sound comes from internal speakers, nothing in System Preferences too. SMC reset, NVRAM cleared, sleep/...
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Sound interference on Macbook Pro when connected to network via ethernet

I have discovered that when My Macbook Pro (Early 2011, Mountain Lion 10.8.5) has an active ethernet connection, there is audible audio static/interference via the headphone socket. The ethernet ...
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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Starting airplay from command line, to send output of 'Say' Mac OS X command to airplay

Ok, Sunday question :) Trying to make a little joke... 1) if you open a terminal, and type "say -a ?", Mac OS X will give you the list of devices it can send spoken words to. On mine, it says: 39 ...
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How to share Mac audio over Skype with the microphone?

System: 2011 iMac, built-in microphone, Mountain Lion. This is a two part question. First the more basic scenario, second the more-niche scenario that I hope to ultimately solve. I want to share ...
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Youtube crashes audio

Whenever I play videos from youtube, the speakers seem to crash, the sound plays more times even on it and repeats. I can't control my sound settings, but the video continues to play. That sound stops ...
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sound quality difference between USB cables

I am currently reading about Digital-Analog-Converters in a magazine. In one section about connecting an iPod, it says that the sound via a USB cable such as the one from Audioquests Cinnamon is ...
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No speaker sound in ios7 on iPhone 4s

Recently I received a refurbished iPhone 4s running ios 7. The speaker sound does not work in some applications. For example videos from the Photos app play no sound. However, the ringtone works. ...
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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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Static/humming noise coming from any audio played on my Macbook Pro [duplicate]

There is a noise coming from any audio that plays on my Macbook Pro. I would describe it as a buzzing/humming or static/tearing sound. This has only been happening the last couple of days, but I am a ...
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Mavericks QuickTime player not recording computer audio

I was recording the screen on my computer that I had updated to Mavericks, and when I replayed the video, there was no audio except the audio captured by my mic. The old Qucktime worked fine, but now ...
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Filter out speaker output from microphone input - Macbook Pro

I just recieved my new Macbook Pro (2013 version) and I have one problem. I know most computers don't do this, but does anybody know of anyway I could stop my microphone (built into the Mac) from ...
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MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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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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Change to QuickTime player in Mavericks?

It appears Apple has changed the QuickTime player in Mavericks. You can no longer extract music from a video. Previously you could run a video and when you saved, it gave you an option for audio only. ...
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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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Mp3 player that lets you go back 5 seconds with the left arrow

I'm looking for a mp3 player software that lets you go back say 5 seconds of the audio clip by pressing the left arrow key. I'm using this as a means to memorize, and I used to use winamp on the PC ...
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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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MacBook Pro Late 2011 replace headphone 3.5 mm jack due to headphone's head stuck inside jack

The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it ...
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Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp won't play audio

I installed Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp on my 2012 iMac yesterday, and everything seems to work okay except for audio. The audio mixer shows the audio bar moving, but nothing will play. I've tried ...
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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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ipod nano 6th gen radio disabled when docked

I have a problem where the FM radio on my 6th gen nano is disabled when the unit is docked (in a Philips Fidelio DS8550 docking speaker). I use an extender on the connector which allows the headphones ...
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iBooks Author: turn page at end of an audio-file

I would like to play a short audio clip on one page of an iBooks Author project, and at the end of the audio the following page should automatically appear. The audio must play when the page is loaded....
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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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Play MIDI files

As far as I can tell, this is completely impossible. On 10.8.4. I am trying to play a sample MIDI file off of Wikipedia. Quicktime v 10.2 fails to open a MIDI file with error message The movie “...
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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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Disable automatic switch to Bluetooth carkit on iPhone

Whenever my iPhone connects with the Bluetooth carkit that is integrated in my car audio system, the iPhone switches AirPlay to the carkit and thus sends all audio to the carkit instead of the iPhone ...
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Is it possible to use iPhone's hardware vibrate button to toggle “silent” / “vibrate only” instead?

I don't like having my phone ring. I just use two modes: vibrate only (when it's in my pocket) and no vibrate and no ring (when it's on a table/dock in front of me, and I'll see if something happens ...
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically opening the downloaded audio files?

When I download an audio file with Safari, it is automatically opened with iTunes. How can I do to prevent this ? I would like that nothing happens when an audio file is downloaded. My ...
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My mic is not working on Skype (iOS)

This morning I update my iPad 2 to iOS 7 and when I went to do a call on Skype, they are not hearing me. Is there something wrong with the settings or is it something else?
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iPhone 4s speakers stopped working

During a FaceTime call I suddenly had no sound. It took me a while to realize it wasn't just on FaceTime, but no ringer, no music, no keyboard clicks. It does not say headset when I turn volume up ...
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Recording on iPhone from stereo line-in

I'm looking for a way to perform relatively high quality stereo line-in recording on iPhone. Unusual and third-party hardware is acceptable, but jailbreak is not. I am aware of the following options: ...
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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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Use internal speakers while headphones are plugged in to iPod touch 5th generation

An audio plug that was used to connect to speakers is stuck in the audio jack of my iPod touch 5th generation and I can't get it out. Is there a way to change the settings so I can only use the ...
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Are there better in-ear headphones than Apple's?

In my experience, the Apple In Ear Headphones self-destruct after about 12 months (I've gone through about 3 pairs) and they now seem to be discontinued. A microphone and perfect iPhone compatibility ...
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Using Bluetooth speaker and headphone jack simultaneously

I can connect my normal speakers to my headphone jack. I can also connect my Bluetooth speaker and it plays great too, But I can't play them at the same time. I have Wi-Fi speakers around and they ...
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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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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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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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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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Hear ambient sound while listening to music with headphones on OSX

I don't want people to yell at me when they want to say something while I'm using headphones on my desktop computer. I'm thinking an app could just listen to the ambient sound and lower the volume ...
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Do any iPhone 5 docking stations offer both audio out and a lightning connector for charging?

What iPhone 5 docking stations are on the market that provide an analog audio out connection similar to Apple's iPhone 4 dock? I currently use the above dock with my 4S for charging at night, but if ...
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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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iPhone 4 audio only works for a few seconds

I've had my iPhone 4 for a long time, and I don't really want to get a new one. I'm trying to find a solution to fix it. The alert sound, key clicks and lock sound still work, but sound through the ...
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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 ...