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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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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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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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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, ...
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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 ...