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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Why won't my iPhone 4 play through my bose sound dock anymore? [closed]

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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USB WebCam disconnects and reconnects every 20 seconds

I have a curious problem. I have been using my Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 with my Mac mini (Late 2012) for some time now without any issues. That, however, changed few weeks ago when my webcam ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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iMovie with Audio USB Interface

I am using iMovie for recording audio during a Lecture (I nees to see video during recording) with a M-Audio M-Track interface (two XLR microphone). The thing is that I can only record first ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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How can I mix audio from separate devices and output to one device?

I have a USB audio interface which I use for recording. When I use some recording app (like Audacity), I can select the USB interface from a drop down menu, which will tell Audacity to use that device ...
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Route USB mic input to System Audio output for Camtasia 2?

I'm using Camtasia 2 for the Mac on El Capitan (10.11.3). I need to use two microphones so the audio will record to separate audio tracks. Camtasia 2 has one input audio source that does recognize the ...
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Stream different videos and sounds to Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers

I have Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers. I want to stream sound from iTunes to Bluetooth headphones and a YouTube video to the loudspeakers. I know that OS X allows to stream one source to ...
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MBP 15" Mid 2014: Bluetooth and Bootcamp

I have a bluetooth headset/headphones which I use perfectly fine with my iPhone and my Mac running El Capitan (they work perfectly as a headset and headphones there). With Bootcamp (Win10, latest ...
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How can I control sound from different applications?

I have a radio app that I listen to all the time. Then I want to visit a website which has sound (or a game). Is there a way to mute sound from an application?
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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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Mirror Mac sound on Android phone?

The audio jack hole on my Mac is broken. My Android phone's hotspot is my Internet connection, and I don't have any other WiFi. Is there any way I can have the phone mirror the sound of my Mac? I ...
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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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No sound from mac, how to find the problem?

Good day, I have Macbook Pro 2012 with el Capitan 10.11.3. The problem - no sound from my mac. I have listen the music, after that I decide to insert headphones, when I'm taking out the headphones ...
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Afconvert & 5.1 audio: “transcoding multichannel audio may not handle channel layouts correctly”

Whenever I buy a Bluray, I convert it to an mp4 using a combination of makemkv and ffmpeg. This allows me to store my films on a single large hard drive without using up shelf space I don't have. I ...
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Headphone jack port not working properly

When I plug the headphones all the way in, it gives no sound. If I plug them in half way it does crackling noises. When I plug in the beginning with just a small pressure it gives perfect sound but ...
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Why does my iMac play all sound EXCEPT recorded?

I can play music, movies, iTunes, youtube, pandora - you name it - but if I use Quicktime or GarageBand or any other software to RECORD sound (or if I try to have a call via Skype or Google), I can't ...
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How can I turn down the ringer completely using the iPhone's volume buttons?

This question relates to all iPhone OSs... I am making leather iPhone cases and the mute slide switch is covered so I am looking for a way to use the volume buttons to turn the ringer 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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List core audio devices

Using some old audio software that has buggy dialogs and I can't seem to be able to properly select my sound card. It just would stop responding when I click it. I found the software has a ...
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I need an application to read aloud any emails that come into a specific email address

I want a sort of audio server which sits in background (running on OS X, not iOS) and whenever an email arrives at a specific address, it reads it aloud. Ideally there would be also an option to ...
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Route the Audio Output to Input (not creating loop)

Can we have whatever music we are playing whether from spotify, logic, itunes, instead of coming out of the main output, be a part of what goes in to the input on e.g. logic or skype. This would ...
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FaceTime calls lower system volume

When you enter a FaceTime call in OS X, as of Mavericks, it lowers the volume of everything else besides the call. There's no way to disable this "feature." People here suggested disabling audio ...
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Is there a workaround to enable streaming music to multiple speakers from iOS?

It is well documented that you cannot stream to more than one AirPlay compatible device through iOS. (In an early developer build of 4.0 the functionality was put in but was taken out in the GM). I ...
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USB Microphone way too loud

I recently got a USB Microphone and no matter what I do, the microphone is way too loud. I lowered the input level in system preferences to be as low as possible without being off and it's way too ...
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Streaming audio from PC to iPhone

I want to stream audio from my laptop to my iPhone because I sit in the dining room and the speakers are in here too but I don't have a cable that's long enough to plug the speakers into. So I usually ...
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Quickest way to change “Output Device” while html5 video is playing?

While playing html5 I am unable to reliably change the Output Device: changing the Output Device while the html5 is playing never works. pausing the html5 playback, and changing the Output Device ...
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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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are there editing commands for voice to text?

My iPhone, iPad, and Mac each has the same, excellent voice to text input. But I have never discovered if there are any voice editing commands, such as: delete last word, or replace 3rd from last ...
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I am using ambify and soundflower streaming Spotify with Hues Lights with no success.

When I run spotify on my Mac Airbook El Capitan, it controls the lights, using Soundflower and Ambify. When I select Airplay output, it feeds audio to the airplay speaker, however it doesn't route ...
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VLC Media Player Skips First Part of a Track If It Has Been Idle

I'm running a VLC Media Player on an old Mac Mini under OS X 10.11.13. When I click on an audio file the first time, the first second gets cut off. If I click on it again right away, the full file ...
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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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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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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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How to make this(or something very similar that records video) an automated automated action: record --> play --> delete --> repeat

I would like to make some automated action on my MacBookPro. I Use OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.3. I would like an automated action which makes a short video recording and then plays that video ...
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My new Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset won't send audio to my Mac

I just recently purchases a Sennheiser G4ME Zero to replace my Steel Series Siberia V3. The Siberia's microphone worked just fine along with the audio. When I plugged my G4ME Zero in the audio output ...
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How to get continuous audio playback when switching user accounts?

Suppose I'm playing music on one user account and then want to switch (without signing out) to another user account on the same machine, while continuing to have the audio played by the app from the ...
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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Will EarPods work with my 2010 Macbook Pro?

Plugging my EarPods into my Macbook pro will not allow me to use the button to control volume, nor will the microphone work. The speakers work fine though. Are there specific hardware requirements ...
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How to remove audio device from Preferences?

I'm trying to remove an old device from the Sound Preferences pane. The app is trashed along with whatever preference files I could find. But it remains after reboot.
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Why does OS X mangle the playback of this MP3?

Here's an MP3 I have. My iPhone plays it back with no problems. VLC on OS X plays it back with no problems. iTunes plays it with annoying bleeps and bloops, some kind of errors or artifacts that are ...
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FaceTime dims all other audio during video calls – how to stop that happening?

Is there a hidden preference or something I can get at through defaults write? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Hello there kind people. Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet ...
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No audio devices shown on MacBook Air mid 2013 with El Capitan

On a MacBook Air mid 2013 there are no Audio devices shown in the Audio Preferences and No Audio Playback I've tried: resetting the PRAM and SMC upgrading to El Capitan removing Soundflower (in ...
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No Voice Recording for Incoming Video on QuickTime On Mac

I have used Quicktime player on Macbook Air to record a Google Hangout video. I have noticed that it doesn't record the voice but only video. I am wondering if there are any settings that I am missing ...
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Bluetooth speaker, microcuts when using Safari or Chrome

I just bought a Marshall Acton bluetooth speaker and it sounds well, it pairs perfectly with my Mac, an iPhone 6S and an iPhone 5S. The problem appears when it is paired with the Mac (El Capitan ...
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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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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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EarPods Sound Works but Remote Control Doesn't?

I have a pair of EarPods that came with my iPhone 5s. They worked completely fine until the other day. When I plug them into my iPhone or my iPad, the sound worlds completely fine but the remote ...
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...