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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How can I use Audio Midi Setup utility to create a multi-output device with multiple AirPlay speakers?

Reposted from What is the difference between an "aggregate" and a "multi-output" device? I am setting up a multi-output device using Audio Midi Setup utility, but I have an Apple ...
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How to extend range of airport express that feeds a receiver

I have an airport extreme in the basement I use to send out my wireless signal. Upstairs, I wirelessly connect my airport express to my extreme so that I can extend the range of my internet signal ...
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How to run Say “something” in background in AppleScript

I would like to have AppleScript code like this: row 1 say "some long text here" row 3 When it starts to speak text, it same time continues to row 3. I create my scripts in AppleScript Editor and ...
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Different sounds to external speakers and headphones?

I'm often playing music from iTunes on a Bluetooth-connected speaker - usually something my wife is listening to. I would like to watch a video in Safari simultaneously, listening to the audio on my ...
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Is it possible to stream audio via AVB between two Macintoshes?

I have two Macs that I am trying to stream AVB between. Both machines are running Mavericks and can see other AVB devices and stream with them. However when trying to stream from one Mac to another ...
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Iphone 4 works with radio, I phone 5 doesnt

I have a Pioneer T1809 car stereo with aux adapter for Ipod/phone. It will work with my friends Iphone 4 but will only charge my Iphone 5.. No music.. It doesnt recognize it as being hooked up. Will I ...
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Is it possible to change the speaker icon (colour) based on output source?

I have multiple output devices connected to my MacBook Pro (internal speakers, Airplay device) Is there a plugin / hack to change the (colour) of the speaker icon in the menubar based on which output ...
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External audio interface for mac

I have a macbook with only one audio input/output. This is highly annoying. Is there anything I can buy that would allow me to have both input and output? I know I can use USB headphones, but I'd ...
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MacBook Pro 15" late-2012 no input/output devices detected

I did something silly. I replaced the trackpad in my MacBook Pro 15" mid-2012. It (for some reason) involved taking the motherboard out (via iFixIt's instructions). Everything works now, except the ...
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Why does my USB head-set not show up in Sound (System) Preferences sometimes?

When I start up my computer it is a 50/50 as to wheather my USB will be recognised by my Computer. If it is not recognised the audio in/out will come from the built in mic/speakers instead of the ...
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MIDI drum machine as Garageband controller: works then stops

I just hooked up an old, but perfectly working, Roland DR-660 drum machine to my Mac using a MIDI to usb cable (oddly, I had to plug the "in" to the "out" and the "out" to the "in" to get it to ...
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Audio doesn't work in OSX but the start-up chime does

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,1 ) that the audio stopped working on. The audio jack has a red light on in it. In Sys Pref, under Sound, in the Output tab, only Optical ...
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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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Using a iPhone 5 as a bluetooth receiver/audio sink

Imagine this: you are in a hotel on a holiday trip and want to see something on TV, but your partner doesn't like it and prefers reading a book. There are a lot of small devices you could plug in the ...
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Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
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JackOSX and MIDI ports

I need to route some virtual MIDI device using JackPilot. In the doc you can read this : Jack OS X and MIDI Starting in Jack OS X version 0.88, a Jack MIDI / CoreMIDI bridge has been implemented. ...
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How can I add support for .flac files in SoX?

I want SoX to record audio in .flac files. When I do: rec -t flac ~/Desktop/myrec.flac …it gives the following error: rec FAIL formats: no handler for given file type `flac' I have installed SoX ...
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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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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 an audio driver log?

I want to find out what applications accessed the audio driver in the past 20 minutes. (For context, strange music I don't own, almost like an electronic jingle, started playing spontaneously and ...
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Extracting Voice Memos from iPhone to iTunes

I am currently doing some coursework for my exams, and part of my IT project is to record some audio, and assess it. I recorded this audio on my iPhone, and I plan on using Audacity to edit it. I am ...
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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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How to automate audio editing?

I want to make audio editing workflows in Automator. My current goal: to cut out exactly the same length from a group of audio files. I haven't found any audio editors supporting AppleScript yet. ...
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Can't listen to music with iPhone speaker

I am using an iPhone 4 running ios 7.1.1. Recently, I've had a very frustrating problem, and it is not being able to listen to music with speaker. I'm pretty sure the speaker isn't broken because I ...
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How can we keep bluetooth audio devices always on?

Under Windows operating systems, there are usually an option that allows users to keep bluetooth audio device always on instead of turn off when not used (otherwise known as power saving mode). I ...
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iPhone earphones balance keeps changing

I have a pair of earphones that came with my iPhone 5c. The balance on the head phones keeps changing so I will not be able to hear from one ear - it alternates between left and right. This is really ...
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Audio Output Problem

I am trying to help my dad with his Mac (OSX 10.9.2), the problem seems to be with the audio (or lack-thereof). The internal speakers are working (since hitting F11/F12 keys makes the "Beeping sound" ...
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Capture audio only from VLC

I'm using SoundFlower but it's capturing all the audio of the system. I only want to capture the audio of VLC and it's not letting me choose the Output.
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What is the easiest way to play webm in Safari? Perian doesn't work

I want to play webm in my website but I don't know why it doesn't play. I installed Perian and ffmpeg but none helps. Is there any simple pluging/codec as the one existing for IE? Well it actually ...
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Turn on iPad speakers with piece of headphones stuck in jack

Is it possible to turn on the iPad's speakers with the small bottom headphone part stuck in the audio jack?
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How can I guarantee that audio only from my media player hits the speakers?

I'm DJ-ing and I want to make sure that my music and nothing else is getting pumped out the speakers. Undesirable things that may hit the speakers include: Calendar.app reminders Messages.app ...
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External sound card, stereo sound to all speakers

I have an external sound card, it's SWEEX 7.1. If I plugged in, it shows at Audio MIDI setup and I can choose number of speakers, so I choose 6 speakers, because I have 5 + 1 speakers connected in my ...
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I can't hear sound from one Garageband project

My sound works perfectly on everything except one Garageband project. Everything runs normal but I can't hear anything (Including the metronome.) If I go onto media I can listen to a iTunes song but ...
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Why can Quicktime play AC3 audio but iTunes can't

There is a common issue with files that contain the AC3 audio codec. They play fine in Quicktime because apparently Apple included an AC3 decoder with quicktime as of Mountain Lion. However, when the ...
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Audio recording from video files (SOFTWARE)

I am looking for an mac software which enables me to easily cut audio fragments from video files. For example: I have a movie file I am watching and at mark 00:34:22 to 00:34:53 there is an ...
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Do splitters for mac combined mic/headphones exist?

I am looking for a splitter that turns my 3.5mm headphone and mic port on my Mac mini into two 3.5mm headphone and mic ports or one audio out port and one audio out/mic port. I want to be able to ...
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Harddrive is full of Audio and Photos, how can I find them?

I have bought a new Macbook and when I go to About This Mac -> Storage I see: 1.11 GB Audio and 750 MB of Photos.. But I have not copied any Audio or Photos to this laptop. How can I find where these ...
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Speakers of Macbook Air 2010 model not working

I have a 13 inch macbook air 2010 model purchased 3 years ago. In the past year my speakers are not working. The speaker icon shows fine, but only there is no sound. More puzzling thing is, while ...
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High pitch tone from headphones during and after audio playback

I'm using a mac mini, OSX 10.9.3, with usb headphones. When playing audio (either system or music) through the headphones, a high pitched tone is played. After the audio stops, the tone continues for ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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Disable App Nap via Javascript/HTML

Is there a message that could be sent in a way that at least Safari, if not other browsers, understands that tells Mavericks not to engage App Nap? I have an HTML5 pseudo-MIDI rendering app (i.e., ...
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Bluetooth lagging when Magic Mouse and a bluetooth speaker connected

I'm having problems with my Bluetooth on my MacBook Pro Retina early 2013 OS X 10.9.3 It is constantly losing connection for a few seconds with my Magic Mouse and my Bluetooth speaker (Bose Soundlink ...
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Automatic retry for mp3 stream for iOS

I need to run some app on iPod touch for infinite mp3. This task was solved by me on Linux just by running infinite loop that contains mplayer command. So when connection is lost script waiting for ...
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Change volume on a multi output device - Mac

;) I have a small problem... When creating a multi output device in the application "MIDI" on the mac, i don't have any problems at all. Now i want to make Videos (YouTube) and wanted to output the ...
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Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?

What's the most efficient way to export tunes bought with iTunes that are protected aac to FLAC for playing on other music hardware (still for personal use)? 2 methods I can think of so far are: ...
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Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?

I have a first gen Airport Express (from 2008) and use it with Mountain Lion. The connection chain looks as follows: MacBook Pro -> WiFi (802.11n) -> Airport Express (receives Internet via DSL ...
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How to hide audio volume pop over?

How can I disable/hide this automatic volume level pop over that appears when changing the sound level. Is there switch or secret flag to not show this when I change the volume using the volume keys ...
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5th gen ipod touch mic only works when headphones are plugged in

The title says it all. This is a difficult one for me to troubleshoot...in part because it's my son's device and he is in Australia (I am in the US). This is our primary means of communication. ...
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Why don't my volume-control AppleScripts run when called as Services?

I've got three AppleScripts that respectively toggle system mute, increase volume, and decrease volume. (For use with an old keyboard). They work fine when I run them as a workflow in Automator and ...