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My Mac randomly fails to play system alert sounds when connected to USB speakers

I use Logitech USB speakers with my computer. They are set as the default output device as well as the default alert output device. Just after boot, all works well. All audio plays perfectly. After ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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Facebook alert tones for iPhone 4S iOS 6

I have a brand new iPhone 4S with iOS 6 update pre-installed. I have my sound settings turned on for Facebook posts and I can receive push notifications for Facebook. But, I don't receive any audible ...
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Sound output issue on boot with Duet 2 and Logitech Headset

I'm having a sound output issue on my mac when both my Apogee Duet 2 and Logitech H540 headset are connected to my Macbook pro at boot. Every time I restart my mid-2012 Macbook Pro my volume control ...
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Can you play the sound from an iOS device (eg ipad/iphone5) while airplay mirroring a game / video to an AppleTV?

When using Airplay to send a video or game from an iOS device like an iPad/iPhone to an AppleTV, is it possible to have the audio (from the video or game) coming from the iOS device so I can plug my ...
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How to stream audio and/or video to several iOS devices simultaneously?

Is there any app that allow me to stream audio, video (including YouTube and Vimeo) to iPhone and iPad simultaneously from a MacBook? I've searched for this and I found an app called "AirPlayit" ...
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Need an AC powered iPhone dock with audio out

I'm looking for an iPhone dock that has the standard 30 pin connector at the dock but is powered from a typical wall outlet. But also has audio out. This also needs to work with a wireless Bluetooth ...
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Can I have stereo music playback during an iPhone call?

Is there a way to playback (true) stereo audio (with seperate left and right channel) files during a phone call? I'm not trying to make the callee hearing any of the stuff playing on my phone. I just ...
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Have to reopen Chrome to have the sound again?

I don't know if anyone has this problem which is: When I connect my headphone or disconnect it from my macbook pro. The video, music in Chrome don't work anymore ( it's mute ). I have to reopen ...
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How to stop iMovie removing high frequency audio when exporting?

i have inserted a high frequency audio (more than 18000Hz) into a Movie, it is to test if children can hear that frequency during my video presentation. However, iMovie does not allow anything above a ...
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Are there iOS apps that will play synced podcasts or audiobooks with customizable skipping forward and back?

One of my favorite features of Instacast is the settings for "Skipping Back" and "Skipping Forward" to 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds or 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes. That is, pressing the previous |<< and ...
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iMac Digital Audio Output and Google Chrome Issue

I'm using Google Chrome 13.0.782.32 beta as my preferred browser, and I'm also utilizing the digital optical output from my (late 2009) imac into a Digital-to-Analog converter (which then feeds into ...
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Audio book just becomes silent on iPhone after a few hours, no issue with desktop player

I built an Audio Book (an M4B) file from a set of MP3 files. The result lasts 18h30, and was encoded using Free MP3 to Audio Book Converter. The resulting file uses AAC version 4 - LC - SBR. When ...
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Change source in Audio MIDI Setup via command line?

Is there a way to change the AirPlay source in Audio MIDI Setup via the command line (currently I'm doing this with GUI scripting)? My idea is to change the source with the defaults command in the ...
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OSX 10.9.4 Other sound device selected; sound still from internal speakers

This issue here is my exact problem (his was unsolved): OS X ML 10.8.2 sound from certain applications going to non-selected sound card? I have "Sound Flower 2ch" device selected, most all of the ...
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Macbook Pro - Plugging headphones into audio jack has no effect

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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Builtin speaker disappeared from System Preference -> Sound

I am using a mid 2011 27" iMac. For some reason, after a restart, the built-in speaker disappeared from Sound in System Preference. I have rebooted a few time. Every time I can hear the startup ...
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Recording audio with iPhone via input cable from laptop or similar source (not a microphone)

For example, when I create a Vine video I would like to input a clean music track. Ideally I would just hit play on Spotify and then hit record on Vine and have the track from Spotify be the ...
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Macbook Pro audio input with Firewire DV connection

Is there a way to bring external audio into a MBP through a Digital Video Firewire connection?
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Weird behaviour when using headphones on iPhone

I experience a weird behaviour in headphones mode: music would play at high volume only, when trying to reduce the volume (either by sliding the volume control or using the volume buttons, at a ...
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Why is the last 30 seconds of every song in a specific album void of audio on my iphone?

I have iTunes Match and for the most part it's awesome. I happened on a bizarre issue a few days ago though. The music in Every song of 1 particular Album (Cake - Prolonging the magic) is gone. No ...
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Macbook Pro Volume Controls Become Unresponsive

Occasionally, the volume control on my MacBook Pro becomes completely unresponsive for a short period of time. This includes both the volume control buttons on the keyboard as well as the controls in ...
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Hear music/the sound from iphone to pc with Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 5. I used to connect my iphone to my pc with Bluetooth and it worked great! I didn't use it for a while, and now it doesn't work. I'm connected with Bluetooth and everything seems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Macbook Pro's Mini Toslink Output LPCM 2ch Audio format?

I have a Sony Amplifier that accept optical input, but it only accept "LPCM 2ch audio format", so does Macbook Pro output this format? ...
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When I put a full cover case on my iphone 5, the microphone sound is muffled

I have an iPhone5 with a Bolkin armor-style case. It has been widely reported that these full-protection cases have caused outgoing audio to become muffled and extremely quiet. I have read that this ...
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Why does the Podcasts app stop playing when I change the audio device?

Whenever I change the audio device while using the Podcasts app it stops playing audio, without indicating that the podcast has stopped. For example, if I plug in headphones or turn on bluetooth (with ...
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Spontaneous VPAUAggregateAudioDevice creation in OSX

On OSX, option+clicking the speaker menu bar icon shows the different audio devices available to the system. At some point in the past, OSX started creating a bunch of virtual audio devices named ...
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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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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, ...