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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What is the best way to record an audio conversation made in Skype?

I will be interviewing someone in a few weeks for a story, and we won't have the opportunity to meet in person. Therefore, the interview will be done on Skype or something along these lines. What's ...
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iPhone won't ring, only vibrates

I have my iPhone5 set on "Vibrate on Ring" and the volume is not on mute, but when someone calls, it only vibrates. I've included it in Notifications Center, but that doesn't seem to do anything. Do ...
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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is ...
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My MacBook Pro isn't recognising my speakers

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro 13" and want to use my old speakers to play music through, but the system can't recognise the speakers are there? They are connected through the headphone jack, to ...
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Mavericks: No sound after sleep

I have installed a fresh version of mavericks on a MacBook Pro 13". After the computer wakes up from sleep, I have no sound - neither in earphones nor in speaker. The problems has been reported by ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display?

I have a dual monitor setup (iMac + Thunderbolt Display). The System Preferences > Sound > Output setup only allows me to choose between one or the other monitor. This causes the sound to come only ...
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Disable iOS messages in-app sounds/vibration

When you are in the messages app (this also happens on Facebook app) and you recieve a new message a sound will play even if you're looking at the thread where the new message came in. How do I ...
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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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Can I have an audio stream that plays continuously regardless of what user is logged in?

(I suspect the short answer is "no," but I wanted to make sure.) I have two accounts on my MBA (work and personal). During the work day, the computer is also playing my music. When I need to switch ...
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Volume control in OS X has no effect

My volume in OS X doesn't seem to be actually controlling my volume. Not that the displayed "output volume" in the Sound preference pane doesn't change as I press volume up and volume down keys. The ...
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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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To how many bluetooth receptors can I send sound from my MacBook?

I have two 2.1 surrounds system at home and I would like to pair both with my MacBook via bluetooth to play at the same time. Is that possible? In that case, what should I look for? I did a little ...
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Are there any car stereos out there that support AirPlay?

First, I understand that I'm walking a fine line but, to be clear, I am sticking to the FAQ and I am not asking for hardware recommendations. Instead, I simply want to know if there are any car ...
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Does iOS 4 break iPhone compatibility with music docks?

When I plug my iPhone 4 into my Bose SoundDock Series 2 I get a popup message saying "This accessory is not optimized for this iPhone" and the dock will not play audio from the iPod or Pandora apps, ...
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Can I use a Macbook (or an iMac) as a Bluetooth Player?

We all know that iPhone, iPod, and iPad cannot act as bluetooth players since they only have the hardware to act as a Bluetooth server. My question is if Macbook and iMac are similar. If not, I like ...
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How do I Convert FLAC files to ALAC for iTunes?

I have a pretty large music library in FLAC, and I need to import it to my iTunes library somehow. I want to use the ALAC format to keep everything lossless so I can transcode to different lossy ...
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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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Extract individual audio tracks from an audio DVD

I would like to extract the audio from a concert DVD to audio files, e.g. mp3 or aac. How can I do this using free tools - I know there are a couple of pay options available, but I would like to use ...
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Producing music on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

I am curious whether my MBA or MBP would be suitable for my creative purposes. I like writing music. Now I have a slow but stable laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I've set up JACK, Ardour ...
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Is it possible to get digital audio output from a MacBook Air (2011), like on other Macs?

I know the audio line-out port on the MacBook Pro – and even older MacBooks and the Mac mini – sport a dual capability: in addition to providing the expected and obvious 3.5mm analog ...
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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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Use internal speakers with others plugged in

I have a set of surround speakers, connected to my iMac through the headphone jack. I use a switch to control what goes to the speaker set (iMac, iPod, or MacBook/aux). So that I don't have to be ...
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How can I alter the tempo of a song?

We have a dance competition approach and the song we've chosen is 3:54. The rules say the song cannot be more than 3:30. We have to provide copies of the song on a CD, a USB stick and an ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, ...
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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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What is the LED in Audio port for?

I recently attempted to install Ubuntu on may Late 2013 13" Mac Book Pro with Retina Display. Under Linux I noticed a Red LED light inside the audio port. It looks like Ubuntu doesn't know how to ...
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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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iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1 and Oticon streamer

My wife has a iPhone 4 updated to i OS 7.1 and is hooked up by Bluetooth to her hearing aids. She can hear the phone ring through the streamer and receive calls. She can not get the alerts for ...
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Iphone 4S ios7 No Sound at all

A couple of weeks ago I replaced the cracked LCD on my iphone 4S and updated to ios7. That's when the sound problems started but it may be coincidence?! Initially I started to get intermittent sound ...
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How can I prevent my Mac from selecting my Apple TV as an audio source by default

I own an Apple TV at home and have an Apple TV at work. I play audio through my home's stereo system fairly often. Whenever I get into the office while being previously connected to the Apple TV at ...
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Troubles with resetting PRAM

I followed Apple's instruction to reset PRAM ("Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.") and the only thing that happened was that my Mac rebooted repeatedly until I ...
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HDMI TV not showing as audio output in System Preferences

I have linked a cable from my MacBook Air to my TV via HDMI but cannot get volume on the TV. I have gone into preferences-sound but their is no facility to change 'internal speakers'. How can I do ...
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Repeat a song in afplay

I am using afplay to play a song and I want it to be repeat. Is it possible just using afplay?
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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 there a way to record 'on board' audio on iPad?

Related to this question: What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in? which is asking about cables to record iPad audio on another device. This question is: is there a way to ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
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How to prevent iTunes from stopping when switching users?

iTunes stops playing when you switch users under Mac OS X. This has been the case for rather long. I agree that this is the most sensible behaviour. After all, the user that has switched herself in ...
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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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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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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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deleted audio clips play when exporting keynote screen recording to video

These audio clips were created when when I re-recorded over the end of a recorded slideshow in Keynote 6.1. This bug has been around since 2008, but the workarounds (exporting the movie without ...
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Life without optical input

I'm upgrading from a Mac Mini to an iMac and am quite surprised to learn that I'm losing some connectivity options. Firewire I can live without, but I quite needed the optical input on my Mac Mini. I ...
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iPhone 4 audio only works for a few seconds

I've had my iPhone 4 for a long time, and I don't really want to get a new one. I'm trying to find a solution to fix it. The alert sound, key clicks and lock sound still work, but sound through the ...
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Routing Bluetooth audio in and out of headphone/mic jack on iPhone

I would like to be able to route the audio from a Bluetooth headset out of the headphone/mic jack on an iPhone. That is, to be able to send the mic input from the Bluetooth device out the jack and ...
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Sound card (Audionengine D1) not working on new MacBook Pro Retina

My soundcard (USB DLC Audioengine D1) is not working on my new MacBook. My old MacBook Air from 2012 has no problem with it. When plugged in the device, I get this weird error in the Console. Looks ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

1) Is it possible to output the audio over a2dp to multiple speakers simultaneously? 2) Is it possible to change the audio output to A2DP speakers directly from iTunes or do I have to change the ...