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 make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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Get the Sound Output Device Name with AppleScript

How can I get the current sound output device name with AppleScript? For example, in my System Preferences: Sound pane "Internal Speakers" is currently selected. All I need to do is retrieve that ...
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How to manually uninstall the Lexicon Lambda driver?

My Lexicon Lambda just stopped responding to audio apps (Sound Forge, Reaper). It won't record anymore - applications just freeze for a few seconds and nothing happens, recording stopped, nothing ...
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Internal microphone does not register input in System Preferences -> Sound but registers in dictation and speech

My machine is MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS 10.10.1 (14B25). I just tried to make a voice call in Google Hangouts, and Hangouts does not pick up any sound. I checked System ...
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missing safari-plugin for audio/midi

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) on a late 2012 27" iMac, running Safari 7.0.1 and I always install all new software updates. But now I have a problem with midi-files that are embedded in ...
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Laptop sound stuck on mute

I dropped my MacBook Air 11″. No damage was done to it that I could see, but my charger was making a crackling sound. When I plugged it in, my sound stopped working and was stuck on mute.
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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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A2DP from phone 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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bootcamp: automatic change of audio output device like in OSX ? (if headphones plugged in, mini toslink, ..)

I don't really know if it is like that for everyone or if there are some bootcamp driver issues on my machine, but: Every time I plug in headphones, a mini-stereoplug or a optical mini-TosLink cable ...
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Awkward Sound Problem

I was listening to a video on Youtube & decided to take a break. Coming back, the computer had gone into "sleep" mode and when I wanted to continue the video the sound didin't work. I tried to ...
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Headphones not detected when connected to MBP

When I plug headphones into output of MBP (15-inch Early 2008) with Mavericks - nothing changes, sound comes from internal speakers, nothing in System Preferences too. SMC reset, NVRAM cleared, ...
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Playing AVI file with XviD codec crashes my VLC and doesn't play on quick time

I got a video file with an avi extension, and this is its technical description: VIDEO: 1300 kbps XviD RESOLUTiON: 720x304 AUDIO: 256 CBR AC-3 ...
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keyboard issues

I currently have Yosemite and I am new to mac. I have an issue with my keyboard. I tried to look under preferences of the keyboard but couldn't find the proper virtual keyboard matching my actual ...
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Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?

Can I attach my iPhone 3GS to my Mac Pro so that the iPhone's audio plays through the Mac Pro's speakers? I can easily attach my Bose headphones so that the music from the iPhone plays through them… ...
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Low sound on Youtube after Yosemite update,

Lost sound after Yosemite update on Safari, Chrome, Firefox. Tried replugging Apple headphones...get lowest possible sound at top volume, slightly better on headphones. Not tech savvy...help.
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No audio on Mac Pro after Yosemite upgrade [duplicate]

I have looked at other people's problems regarding this issue but the way they solved it cannot fix my problem as I don't have any options to change anything. see images.
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Sound setting for guest user account (Yosemite)

I have two accounts: primary and guest. In the primary account headphones is using as an output audio device and for the guest account USB is using. Previously all outputs are configured ...
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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iPhone 5 won't ring [closed]

My iPhone 5 will not ring when a call comes in. It is not set to vibrate on the side of the phone. What do I need to change in settings. I have tried all I know how.
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How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes?

Everytime I turn on my Macbook Pro it makes a start up noise. This is annoying since there is no volume or ability to turn it off. I just don't want the sound to play at all. How do I disable this ...
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Is there any way to connect a record player (RCA outputs) to AirPlay speakers?

I've got a very simple situation, which is: I have a generic record player with a preamp and RCA outputs (red/white). I have a pair of speakers connected to an old Airport Express, one connected to a ...
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Stereo mic to iPhone 5S (jack) for recording

I'm looking for the cheapest way to get a stereo mic signal into iPhone 5S A google search shows a lot of expensive mic solutions using the lighting port And some say it can't be done without some ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4 play through my bose sound dock anymore?

It used to work, but now it doesn't. It now has iOS 5 on it. (I can't say for sure once iOS 5 went on it stopped working) When I plug it into the docking station I hear the audio click, the green ...
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Audio cutting out at certain points

I'm trying to listen to a podcast through Apple's headphones on my Macbook Pro (Retina, 13 Inch, mid 2014), running OS X 10.10.1, but the audio keeps cutting out. When the audio cuts out, the ...
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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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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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Does my new iPad 3 have an audio input …?

I bought a Griffin guitar cable when I picked up my iPad 3. It plugs into the headphone socket which I assume is supposed to act as an audio-in jack. It didn't seem to work and after testing and ...
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Cross platform media streaming mobile app

I would like to know if there are any mobile apps (for iOS & Android) that enables me to stream from services such as YouTube and sound cloud and sync the streaming media simultaneously over ...
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None of my headphones work for anything

I have gone through 3 pairs of headphones, and they all worked until one day they just stopped producing sound. I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13 inch, and my OS is Lion. The mute box in system ...
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Splitting audio between Bluetooth and cable

I have two audio systems at home: a docking station and Soundbook by Bayan Audio. The former allows only for wired connection, the latter supports both the wired and the Bluetooth connections. With my ...
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Audio player that can adjust playing speed

Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like freely available can play .wav files Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc) (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing ...
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Iphone headphones volume very low on certain apps

I have the new in ear headphones from apple. I don't know if it's fault of the headphones, but the volume for certain apps, especially calling, and podcast, is very low! I mean when I'm driving the ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives?

How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives? It beeps twice when there is a new message. I only want one notification. How do I have only one notification instead of ...
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Can I use a 3.5mm mic in an ipod touch?

I have a microphone with a 3.5 mm jack. Can I use this for recording in garage band in my ipod touch. Thanks for the help.
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How to burn FLAC to audio CD?

I want to burn .flac files directly to an audio CD. Is there any (possibly free) OS X application to do this?
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?

I am experiencing odd "click" noises from my MBP, while sound is muted, it's unplugged from the power source (ie running only on battery), and Windows in Parallels shows a message dialog. To ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple I want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my MacBook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?
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My Mac is making an odd noise every couple of minutes

Total Mac OS noob here, after spending a lifetime on Windows I have my first Mac. Every couple minutes I hear an odd sound (playing through the speakers), it sounds like two beeps in quick ...
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Mac Air -first no sound, now it won't charge

First the sound went out on my macbook air. I was in the airport and tried everything I knew, nothing worked. Then I went to plug into an outlet I found, and realized it wasn't charging. It does ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
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How do I make sounds interruptions to pause my music instead of overriding it

I like listening to music and audible books. I also use GPS and sometimes want to hear road information but don't want to miss content on the audible books. How do I make the audible book just to be ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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coreaudiod and launchd are taking up 80% and 40% processor respectively

I've just upgraded from mavericks to yosemite, the download was sluggish but eventually worked so I don't think any of the files were corrupted. There was no hitch with the installation as far as I ...
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Volume button bug ios7

I've run into a weird bug that either turns my volume up to max or turns it down to mute. Whenever I have my phone in my pocket and I want to change the volume, I kind of press the buttons on the side ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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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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Is there a way to convert audio files in Mac OS X or the command line without using iTunes?

Now, I know I can use iTunes to convert music. But it's quite a pain.. All I'm asking is: Is there anything built into OS X or UNIX for converting files? Right now I simply want to convert .mp4 to ...
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iPhone 5s - receiving sound notifications at random times with no alerts, emails, ims, etc.

just recently when i take my phone off vibrate it has been playing alert sounds at random times without showing any notifications, no new emails, calls, texts, app updates, etc. It's really bizarre ...