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 do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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How to Find/Filter for 24-bit audio files in Finder or iTunes or another software (if needed)? (audio bit depth / sample size)

I have a large iTunes library of lossless music. Some of it is 24-bit, which does not work on iPhones nor with Google Play (most audio is 16-bit, and this metric only applies to lossless formats). I'd ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
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How can I get sound working on Bootcamp + Windows 8.1?

Windows 8.1 isn't playing back audio on my 13" mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I only have a speaker with an x on my notifications bar. When I click on it, I get the usual "detecting problems" garbage. ...
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How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online?

How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online? "Offline" means download first. OPlayer Lite has strange download capability: after browsing to a file on SAMBA share I can long-tap a file ...
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How to detect if chrome (or any other app) is playing sound using bash/applescript

I am writing a script to turn off audio on my mac, but need to check if its coming from the browser or an app (say Spotify). Is there a way to detect which app is playing sound?
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headset doesn't works on my iphone

My headset doesn't work on my iPhone (4) But it works on another iPhone. Sometimes when I turned off my iPhone & unplug the headset it works but now. How can I fix that?
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After resetting iOS 7, and having my volume disappear, how can I re-enable it?

I just did a hard reset on my iPhone 4S by wiping the phone and restoring an iCloud backup. During that process, I used my iPad charger to make sure it stayed charged while it was being wiped and ...
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MBP 15" audio input very bad quality

The audio input of my MBP 15" 2011 is pretty bad no matter if the ambient noise reduction is checked or not. I've tried all kinds of sound adjustments from the control panel but I can't get it good. ...
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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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system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
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Core Audio Not Working System Wide Late 2008 Macbook Aluminium OSX 10.10.2

I have a late 2008 Macbook Aluminium 2GHz Core2Duo 4GB RAM 160GB, everything is stock but the RAM upgraded. I have the latest Yosemite 10.10.2 and my issue is that the core audio will not work system ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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safari cannot play audio in wikipedia

The safari in my iPhone 6 can not play audio file in Wikipedia, for example, the following picture shows a audio file one a Wikipedia page but I cannot play it. what's wrong with it and how to fix ...
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iPhone app that records audio during specific time

I was looking for an app that records audio during specific time. For example: I want talk for 1 minute and this app should record just 1 minute. The audio recording should be stopped after this time ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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Stop startup sound on MacBookPro without OSX?

I have a mid 2009 MacBookPro. I want to turn off the startup chime. So far all methods I've found require a working OSX. i) just remember to mute the volume before power off ii) use software that ...
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Strange sound problems on Yosemite?

I was fiddling with the system preferences the other day (nothing too fancy, just toggling a couple switches and seeing what they did). Ever since, my sound has been completely screwed up. When I ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini after system update

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model. Earlier when I used OX X 10.7.5 my microphone was working fine. I updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working. In System ...
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Two identical USB microphones at once — is it possible?

I just got a pair of Blue Yeti USB microphones. Unfortunately, my Mac only wants to recognize whichever one was plugged in last. To be more specific, they both appear under USB in System Information, ...
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MacBook Air on Yosemite no sound device

I just upgraded my 2010 MacBook Air to Yosemite. It froze during installation, I shut it down and when I restarted it booted normally to Yosemite. Now everything seems to be working ok, but I have ...
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sound doesn't work in macbook pro

I have a macbook pro and yesterday the sound just stopped working.I was funny cause I turn it off and tried and cool it down cause I thought that it's been so hot. after that it worked but after a few ...
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Morphox plugins show all waves

I'm in trouble with my Linplug - Morphox plugin; I mean, yesterday I installed the morphox.component into the right folder Macintosh-Library-Audio-plug ins- component. When I open Logic Pro 9 ...
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Left headphone have significantly lower volume than right one - Macbook Pro 2012

After upgrading SSD and traveling with my Macbook Pro and traveling while low temperatures outside (I don't know if this is relevant). When I connect headphones the sound on the left one is ...
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How to convert .VOC to MP3 or other audio format?

I am looking for a (free) way to transform .VOC files to, lets say, MP3? I just found Vidego, but I am not happy with the price of the software. I have .VOC files and want to transform them to a ...
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Is Volume in Get Info -> File honored by iTunes?

iTunes offers Sound Check for volume normalization. The results for the Sound Check analysis are displayed in the File tab of the Get Info dialog under Volume (not Volume Adjustment, that's ...
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Sound not working when running OS 10 Yosemite

My sound does not work whe I try to turn up the volume it just show this I tried looking on the forums but they didn't help. Thank you for spending the time to answer, if you have any questions ...
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Converting from Keynote to Powerpoint without losing audio recording

I know this question as been asked on how to convert a keynote presentation to a powerpoint format presentation, and I can do that with keynote itself, I've also tried the zamar and icloud drive ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Working

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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Voice/vocals are really hard to hear on my iPod

I have an iPod Touch (4gen), and I listen to a lot of vocal music and spoken-word audio. Sometime in the past week or so, voice became really hard to hear. When I play music, it sounds like it's ...
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Sound not coming from headphones when plugged in

Material: MacBook Air 13-inch (MBA), Mid 2013, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.10.2; 24-inch LED Cinema Display (3 cables: power, USB and Thunderbolt); iPhone 5 (and above headphones, with ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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Use Audio port as input and output

I have a Macbook Pro 2011, running OS X Yosemite. I am trying to use my headphones, which contain a mic and speakers (as most headphones do). However, I can only use the audio jack as input or output. ...
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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What is the impedance of the line/headphone jack on MacBook Pro Retina?

I want to buy headphones that I will primarily use on my MacBook Pro Retina. I read that I should not buy headphones with high impedance because the volume will be really low. I want something I can ...
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MBPR / OSX Lion system volume doesn't affect output

I've got a 2013 MBP-Retina with Cinema and Thunderbolt Displays (1x each). It used to be that the default audio output was one of the integrated audio devices in a display, and I could control the ...
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it no handler for given file type `flac'

I hope someone can help me out with this issue. I have installed the latest version of SoX (14.4.2) on my Mac and I keep getting the following error message: no handler for given file type `flac' I ...
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EarPods sound problems

I have a pair of earpods and when I connect them to my MacBook the sounds is more bass-y that it should.. The fun fact is that if I don't plug the mini jack completely into the port the sound is 'as ...
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Airplay without itunes

I have some remote speakers hooked up to an Airport Express. While they work with iTunes as intended, I would like to stream sound that I play in other applications. Is there some facility for using ...
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Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds

My mac is constantly recording any output sound into my microphone when I'm using my Apple earbuds. This means for example that as soon as a sound is played it's transmitted on Skype when I'm in a ...
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Annoying sound on bootcamp Win7 when adjusting sound on Apple Keyboard

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) with Bootcamp Assistand. I am very happy until now. The only thing that bothers me is that when I turn down/up the sound with the keys on ...
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Apple TV > Mac Mini audio passthrough

The Mac Mini has an optical input and an optical output. I want to route the audio from my Apple TV through my Mac Mini and then back out to my receiver. This way both devices are connected without ...
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spontaneous high pitches loud squeal in headset connected to MAC USB port

this has happened 4 times on my MacBook Pro Retina in last 6 months but also on 2 other MACs. Beats headsets to cheap logitec. it is high volume, high pitch, spontaneous, comes out of no-where and ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...
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A/V Functionality with Multi-User Screen Sharing

I've been trying to get a setup working on a 2011 Mac Mini Server (2 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM), wherein some audio/video routing and streaming takes place under a secondary user who is logged in through ...