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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Sound on OS X doesn't work after Soundflower install

Because of missing native equalizer on OS-X (Snow Leopard) I had to use third party app Soundflower in combination with AU Lab. Everything was going right, but once I restarted OS X, the sound stopped ...
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Disable iOS messages in-app sounds/vibration

When you are in the messages app (this also happens on Facebook app) and you recieve a new message a sound will play even if you're looking at the thread where the new message came in. How do I ...
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MacBook Air audio input/output, mic/headset

In perusing varying sources I have not reached a definitive answer on the ability to use a product such as the Headset Buddy on my MacBook Air. Apple states... Support for Apple iPhone headset with ...
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Does lossless audio over Apple AirPlay have preserved audio quality?

AirPlay is very convenient to bring up the sound on my big stereo speakers, but I am wondering whether the AirPlay protocol preserves audio quality, e.g. bitrate? I understand that if the WiFi is ...
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Why is the input level of the external mic so low?

I try to use an external mic to make some audio recordings. But the level of the input is really low ! In fact, the internal build-in mac has a better input level than the external one that is closer ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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iPhone as 'headphones' for computer

I have been using headphones with an external USB sound card, but the sound card broke today, and my other audio ports are messed up. I have an iPhone, and I know that a computer with a wireless card ...
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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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Why are my Macbook's internal speakers not available?

My Macbook (the unibody aluminum version) has lost its internal speakers. When I open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output, all I see is "Digital Out". If I plug in a pair of headphones, this ...
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Can I lower the minimum volume on my Mac?

Even when the volume on my MBP running 10.7.2 is set to only one bar - it is too loud for my use. When using headphones, the minimum and maximum volume configuration is just fine. This is not the ...
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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...
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Can't un-mute sound when mini-jack unplugged

Situation: when I'm at my desk, I have speakers plugged in to my Macbook Pro and everything is working fine. The problem occurs the next time I boot the computer without speakers connected: I'm now ...
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How to listen to the same song at the same time on 2 different iPhones?

My girlfriend stay far way from me, but we have a habit that is listening to music together in the morning. But now we have to do that by playing loud by a Computer so that the quality is so low. I ...
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Can sound be off every time I power off?

I would like to config my Mac (10.8.5) to turn the sound off every time I power it off so that when I power it back on it is silent and doesn't produce that funny boot sound. Can that be done? The ...
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ffmpeg arguments used for converting to mp4

I have been suggested two different ffmpeg commands for converting an mkv file to an mp4 while just re-encoding the audio (to aac) and leaving the video portion as is. Here are the two commands: ...
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Can iTunes Match recognize songs recorded from analog sources (line-in, cassette, vinyl LP, or FM radio), or only digitally-extracted CD audio?

This question about converting cassette music for an iPod inspired me to ask: Can the iTunes Match service provided by Apple recognize songs recorded from an analog source, such as recording via ...
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Quick Look won't play sound of .avi files

When I want to use Quick Look to quickly check if an .avi file is corrupt, or if the quality is alright, it does not play the sound anymore. Is there a way to enhance Quick Look with "proper" divx ...
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Automator PDF text to Spoken Audio file: What's wrong with this script?

I have pages of PDF notes which I want converted to spoken audio to aid revision. There are several suggested workflows online, but I'm still not getting the results I want. I used this model from ...
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iPhone 4S stereo sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPhone 4 - sound only comes out of one speaker I finally got my iPhone 4S! But when playing a song, I noticed the sound isn't stereo. The right box is doing all the hard ...
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Can I direct audio from a single app to a particular output?

For example, I would like for iTunes to play thru my iMac's speakers, but iChat's notifications thru my headphones.
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What can cause the volume keys to not work but show the prohibitory sign instead of changing volume?

When i try to reduce my mac book volume it suddenly shows that this isn't possible, even the icon in the menu bar is (grey inactive) This happens sometimes since i installed lion os
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Why does my computer freeze when I unplug my headphones?

Whenever I plug in or unplug my headphones into my computer, it freezes for about 10 seconds before it is able to do anything which is rather annoying. This didn't use to happen though, would anyone ...
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Is there a way to disable headphone detection in Yosemite?

What i would like to do is be able to manually switch to the internal speakers even if something is plugged in to the headphone jack. Reason being my docking station has a connector plugged in but i ...
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How can I send audio to airport speakers from a stereo system, not a computer?

I have some speakers connected to an Airport Express, and can easily send audio to them from a computer. So far, so good. However, I also have an actual stereo system (receiver, CD/tape decks, etc.), ...
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ffmpeg transcoding audio to MPEG-4 HE AAC instead of AAC

I have an Automator script that uses ffmpeg to re-encapsulate a video file into an mp4 container with its audio transcoded to aac while leaving the video as is. for f in "$@" do ...
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iPhone won't ring, only vibrates

I have my iPhone5 set on "Vibrate on Ring" and the volume is not on mute, but when someone calls, it only vibrates. I've included it in Notifications Center, but that doesn't seem to do anything. Do ...
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What software can rip high quality audio from a DVD? (losslessly if possible)

In Mountain Lion, how do I rip only the audio from a DVD as losslessly as possible? I have several concert DVDs that I would like to listen to on my iPod. I have an extensive music library, which is ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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How do I tell if my Mac supports Mini Toslink?

Apparently on many modern macs the 3.5mm headphone audio jack supports Mini Toslink. How can I tell whether my mac supports it, whether it supports surround sound (4 speaker or better), and whether ...
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Using Garage Band sounds for commercial purposes

Im making a Drumming app for the iphone and the ipod touch. I was searching for good drum samples around the internet, but couldn't find anything fitting. Then i thought of garageband and its drum ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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Kernal Panic IOAudioFamily second time within 20 days

The first time: I have not shut down the computer in about 2 weeks, always on sleep at night. Before I turned it to sleep, I used ScreenFlow and perhaps also checked my email. I just moved the ...
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Like Windows, allow user to manually select if Sound is routed through Headphones or Internal Speakers

In the System Preferences -> Sound -> Output tab in my MBPr running Mavericks, I see the following 3 options: 1) Headphones/Internal Speakers (currently only ONE of these appears) 2) BoomDevice ...
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Sound notifications from Messages, but not Thunderbird are muted when in full screen Citrix, but not full screen anything else

Because Thunderbird works fine, we know that Citrix doesn't cause everything else besides itself to be muted. There's something about Messages that it doesn't like. If the Citrix desktop is not in ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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OS X ML 10.8.2 sound from certain applications going to non-selected sound card?

I have a USB sound card hooked up to my Mac. This worked fine until this morning for some reason. I selected the sound card as the primary output device in the Sound Preferences. When I adjust the ...
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Why does my iPod Classic cut off the end of certain songs?

I have an iPod Classic from 2007 (Generation 5.5, 80GB hard drive). Something that I've been noticing happening more and more is that some songs will play just fine but then at some point they'll ...
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Does this Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector output audio?

I'm trying to find a relatively cheap Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable that also supports sending audio to an HDTV. Cables from Monoprice are out of the question, since they don't ship to Romania and ...
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iPod Touch 4G Video and Music capacity

This must be my undeveloped mind, but browsing through Apple's iPod Touch website, I could not find the capacity (in time) for video and audio recordings on the 8GB and 32GB models (not in Features ...
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5.1 surround sound via optical out without receiver

I have a 2010 Mac mini and I would like to output 5.1 surround sound from it. The optical audio out is the way to achieve this, but I don't want to have an audio receiver, 5 times bigger then the ...
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Playing music from the iPhone wirelessly to a stereo that doesn't support Bluetooth

I'm looking for a way to stream music from my iPhone to a stereo which doesn't support Bluetooth, but does support connecting a standard audio cable to it. For example, I can take a standard audio ...
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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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CoreAudio, SandBox & Kernel Errors

My console is littered with coreaudio errors. Will trashing the listed components, solve the problem? These are all of the logs that mention the word 'region':
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Macbook Pro - Plugging headphones into audio jack has no effect [duplicate]

I have noticed recently that plugging my headphones into the audio jack of my Macbook Pro (Retina) seems to have no effect -- the sound continues to come through the internal speakers (or bluetooth ...
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Output volume control isn't working

The sound volume in the menu bar and the volume button on my keyboard doesn't change the output volume when I connect headphones or external speakers on my MBP. When I go to System Preferences -> ...