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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Video plays in QuickTime but not in Itunes

This video plays just fine in Quicktime but in Itunes the video plays but the screen stays black. The audio however, does play just fine. I think my video has the right codec?
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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Is it possible to change a single application's audio device setting?

There are times that I want to continue letting most audio play out of my display's built-in speakers (music, for ambience, etc.), but want to plug in headphones so that a single application's alerts ...
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iOS: USB microphone and built-in headphone output at the same time?

There are dozens of USB studio microphones designed for use with iPad/iPhone -- for example the Blue Yeti. These devices connect digitally to the Dock or Lightning connector and let you record in any ...
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External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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Problem with Flash audio in clamshell mode

I have OS X 10.9.2 installed on my Macbook Pro 2012. I connected an HDMI cable to my TV, an external mouse and the power adaptor. The problem is that if I open a Youtube video in Google Chrome I ...
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Sound output distorted, using Aggregate Device fixes it

After a drive failure, I restored everything back with Time Machine from the other drive. Recently I noticed how everything sounds different compared to how things sound before the drive failure. I ...
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What format/bitrate are iTunes sample files on the iTunes store?

Is there anywhere which officially says what format/bitrate is used for the sample files which you play on the iTunes store? If there's nothing official, can any audiophiles work it out roughly? So, ...
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How do I master a soundscape that has silences and great variety of sounds and levels?

I have been composing soundscapes for short films and also for choreography using Logic X. The compositions contain silences, very high-pitched and very low frequency sounds. The levels sound too low ...
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"Illegal redeclaration of property in class extension (attribute must be 'readwrite')

I'm very new to Xcode and apps and all, and am having trouble getting my app to record. I started working in Xcode based on instructions found in this page: ...
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15" MacBook Pro Retina HDMI Audio Channels Reversed?

When my MBP is connected to my TV via HDMI, it appears that the left and right audio channels are reversed. Is anyone else experiencing this issue, and is there a workaround?
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No sound for a second after unpausing itunes video

When I watch an iTunes video and pause it, and than play it again, there is no sound for about a second. I've had it for quite a long time now, but can't remember if it's always been this way. Any ...
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Mackie Blackjack Audio Interface Only Recognized During Hard Boot

I have a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface that is only being recognized on my mid 2012 Mackbook Pro Retina when it's plugged in before a hard boot. This same interface is detected without issue ...
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iOS 7 Siri US voice quality sounds like iOS 6?

So this is weird. My phone was jailbroken few days ago but I messed it up so I had to restore. But when I activate Siri, the quality sounds like the one in iOS 6?? And Siri doesn't sound very fun ...
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Simple Standalone AudioUnit host

I have some music applications that are available only in form of an AudioUnit, without standalone application (for example Steven Dlate Drums Sampler and ReCabinet). However, I'd like to use them ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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OSX Mavericks running double monitor, sometimes sound works and sometimes it doesn't

I'm running a clamshell monitor setup with my mid-2010 13-inch Macbook Pro running OSX Mavericks. I'm hooking it up to a ViewSonic VX2250WM monitor (see this link for more details). I'm also hooking ...
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Stuck Notes with a Midi Controller and GarageBand 10.0.1

In GarageBand 10.0.1 (2013), I frequently will get "stuck notes" (i.e., a certain key will continue playing as if held down when it is not) when playing my Akai MPK 25 connected via USB. I have ...
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Problems with USB Audio

I have a 27" last gen iMac. I bought a two Jabra headsets to use them with softphone clients. They don't work on my Mac (OS X Mavericks 10.9). I can hear audio (although not that well), but I can't ...
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iPhone 5 call volume too loud

I've noticed on several occasions that the earpiece speaker in my iPhone 5 is uncomfortably loud during phone conversations. Yes, I can just hold the phone further from my ear, but in quiet ...
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“The MIDI Server can't be opened” OS X 10.8.5

When I open MIDI View at Audio → MIDI → Setup then I get loading and after more than 30sec: The MIDI Server can't be opened. Audio MIDI Setup couldn’t open the MIDI Server so you can’t view or ...
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AppleTV Speaker option greyed out

When I hold select on the apple TV the option to select an airplay speaker is greyed out and I cannont select it. Airplay is working fine if I go to settings menu and manually select the speaker but ...
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Jumpy bluetooth on Maverticks: location of bluetooth log file?

It seems I'm getting jumpy bluetooth audio with my Bose SoundLink Mini; it seems that every few minutes playback gets juttery then seems to "speed-up". This happens whether I'm playing music or ...
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AirPlay microphone input from mac

I'm trying to have a family karaoke with a simple setup: mac playing a youtube karaoke video, microphone connected to it via usb with [LineIn][1] to pass voice from mic to speakers, and AirPlay ...
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MBP stops playing audio

I have an early 2013 15-inch MBP updated to Mavericks. The sound stops playing suddenly. I cant listen to music from the port, or from the speakers. Googling suggests that there are many affected ...
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How to use Logic Pro 9 sound editing method in Logic Pro X?

After upgrading to Logic Pro X, I can't work with this anymore like before. When you create audio track, and import some sound, or record new one, I could just double-click on it, and select any part ...
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How can I repeat input audio to the line-out?

I have a large room that I would like to have speakers' voices to be amplified using a bluetooth headset (the microphone) and line-out (to the amp & the speakers). BT-headset → Mac → Line-out → ...
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Will USB speakers override the audio jack output?

I had the audio jack on my MacBook Pro removed while attempting to remove a headphone tip stuck in the jack, and now the MacBook will not recognise the internal speakers. The output is stuck on the ...
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How do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume on an iPhone?

On an iPhone, how do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume? Right now, I can either use the default setting, which is a separate volume setting for sound effects and media. Or, I can set ...
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Why don't my Bluetooth Bose speakers output sound with VLC media player?

How I can make my Bluetooth Bose speaker work with VLC media player? My speaker works with all the programs (iTunes, Media Player), also internet connection, but when I want to see a movie using VLC ...
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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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Mac Desktop app that allows comments to be added in time code of audio files

Many of you may be aware of SoundCloud's commenting feature. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a Macintosh desktop application that allows for audio files to be annotated in this way.
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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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How does GarageBand detect MIDI instruments?

When I plug a MIDI keyboard into GarageBand, it notifies me and says that there is now one instrument available. What is GarageBand doing under the hood? Is it possible to have another piece of ...
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Aggregating sound output and input devices into aggregated input

I use software, which requires a input device for streaming audio. I'd like to mix my audio input (internal mic) and output (headphones) into one, aggregated input device. I tried to create ...
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Streaming audio in Adobe Flash Live Media

I wanna to stream some kind of radio to the net. I thought about using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder for this purpose. Basically, I want to mix microphone and speakers into one stream. Then, I'd ...
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Pro Tools Express: Virtual Instruments make no Sound when ran by non-administrator account

My experience is much more in the world of Windows, but I'm tasked with support an Apple Computer lab for music students. We have 8 mac minis, running Pro Tools Express. I have installed (as our ...
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iPod Touch 4G Video to External Screen

We have an iPod Touch 4th Gen. which we use regularly for Video Skype calls to the family. I usually place the iPod on the TV stand in the living room, connect the audio to the stereo receiver and let ...
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Dexter like sound when using macbook

i don't know what exactly i should try find, so i will try ask you. I like the sound when for instance in Dexter serial, he is using his macbook (pressing enter, on keydown, mouse clicks etc.). I ...
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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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Audio on my MacBook Pro just stopped working

Audio output on my MacBook Pro just stopped working (headphones still work). How do I fix it?
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A4Tech RH-200 Wireless HD Headset will it work on Mac

I want to buy, just want to make sure will this dongle work with Mac? As it uses USB dongle for music transfer. A4tech Wireless
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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 ...
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iPad won't play audio when viewing videos from Safari

I have an iPad 3 and as of a week or two ago all audio stopped on videos viewed from Safari. If I visit YouTube or Vimeo or LiveLeak the video will play flawlessly, but no matter how much I tinker ...
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How does Pandora know that I've changed my audio output?

I'm currently playing Pandora in Firefox. I'm listening on my Bluetooth wireless speakers. If I open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output and change the audio output from the wireless speakers to ...
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How to get audio on trio screens?

I've linked a second screen to my iMac 27" via HDMI (using a minidisplayport to HDMI adapter). Apparently the only way to get audio on the second screen is to select it as the output in the system ...
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Soundflower won't detect my mic from my razer Blackshark headset

I've been trying to record games but because using Quicktime to record only gets mic and NOT the ingame sounds/music, I found out about Soundflower and thought it would work. But it won't show the ...
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(Audio) DVD burned on Mac won't play on a Windows machine

I burned a DVD on my MacBookPro running 10.6.8, using only utilities available on the Finder, that is, no 3rd party software was used, and nor did I use Disk Utility. The DVD was RW. All the source ...
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A2DP from Nexus 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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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 ...