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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Default Output Device is always wrong

Since updating to Yosemite, whenever I plug headphones into my MBP, it selects Soundflower as the default output device. I then have to manually change it everytime. Anyone know why this is happening, ...
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Way to add reverb in iMovie

I know its possible in Garageband but is there a way to apply a reverb effect to video or audio clips in iMovie? By the way I have iMovie Version 10.0.6 installed on my mac. Any suggestions would be ...
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Convert WAV to MP3 with Lame + add ID3 tag from file name

I use an applescript in Automator to create a service and lame encoder to right click and convert to MP3 (will post code below). on run {input, parameters} if input is not {} then set posix_file ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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Mac stuck on mute [duplicate]

My macbook was working not that long ago. Now it has I went into my prefrences but it wont let me make changes it shows this what can I do
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Get to last app playing music on iOS8

In iOS6 and before, you could double-press the home button then swipe the bar of running apps right to get to music controls and an icon for the app last playing (or currently playing) music. This was ...
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iMovie does not import audio with video

I've created four separate videos (screencasts) using Open Broadcaster Software v.637b on Windows 8.1 and did a voiceover as I was recording the video. I can open each video in VLC and the audio plays ...
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XLD can't read .cue file: “Cannot open the input file”

I tried the save as UTF-8 with textedit method, but it still won't work. I even tried to compare it to another cue file that does work line by line. I have no idea what's wrong. There's the blank line ...
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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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Mac Mini startup sound always plays on internal speaker

My 2012 Mac Mini (Mavericks) is plugged into a USB audio interface which is selected as my sound in and sound out device. All works great, except for the startup sound which still comes out of the ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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Software for burning AAC files to MP3 CDs?

iTunes is lacking some features I could really use for burning MP3 CDs for the car audio system. Ability to convert AAC to MP3 Ability to group non-album songs into folders In itunes, the process ...
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Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
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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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How Do I fix The Audio in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 installed on my MAC but I don't have sound. The Internal speakers are not detected by Win8. In the charm, it show this; No speakers or headphones. and in Driver manager The High ...
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New Mac Mini (late 2014) sound input - says “No input devices found”

I have just bought a new Mac Mini Late 2014. I noticed that the System Preferences > Sound says that there is no sound input device. This is causing me lots of problems in the app I'm developing in ...
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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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Easily review large set of short sound files

I have a large set of mp3s that I need to listen to and evaluate. If I add them to iTunes, it wants to play them consecutively without stopping. I need to listen (once), think, possibly replay, etc., ...
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Can I separate Facetime audio from system audio?

I have an iPhone 6 and MBP on OSX Yosemite. The new feature in OSX allowing me to take a call through my MBP is fantastic, but it's less practical than it could be because of how long it takes to ...
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How to restore the Mavericks version of the sound effect for the volume button for Yosemite?

I just upgraded my MacBook to Yosemite, and the new sound effect for the volume button is just awful. Is there a way to change out the sound file so I can hear the old version on Yosemite?
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BBC iPlayer paused when mute

If I play a radio station through the BBC website, e.g. (I believe this is available worldwide): http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_two When I mute the mac the playback pauses. This doesn't ...
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no sound from screen record app ofter Yosemite upgrade

I have been using Screen Capture pro, successfully with a program that creates videos until I did the upgrade to Yosemite. By the way, in case it matters, the software is used through VMware and Win ...
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How do I connect sound to my tv from Macbook 13' from 2009

I have a WiresMEDIA HDMI. Perfect picture on TV, no sound. Also, my TV doesn't show in "systemsettings->sound". Free good karma to the winner who can help!
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Can I listen to iPhone audio in my PC?

I'm using Windows 7, and have my headset almost always connected to the laptop. However, sometimes I need to hear something from the iPhone, and I need to take off the headset, connect it to the ...
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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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Find All MP4 Files With DTS or AC3/A52 Audio?

Okay, so after spending a lot of time encoding (or re-encoding) files to mp4's hoping they'd be compatible with iTunes, it turns out that iTunes won't play files with DTS or AC3/A52 audio, so I'm ...
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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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Yosemite and coreaudio outbound traffic

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite my Mac Mini is filling our network firewall syslog every minute with a UDP denial to a private address (10.61.0.119) outside our network. I made sure that updates ...
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My Mac keeps playing a sound every now and then

After I updated to OS X Yosemite, I have noticed that I keep hearing a sort of 'chime' sound every now and then, randomly. I don't know what it is, and it seems to happen often when I'm watching ...
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Macbook Pro audio issues

When I am using my main speakers there is no sound and I can't adjust the volume at all. My headphones work but are very quiet. I've had people tell me that it's a hardware issue but there are no ...
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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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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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How do you change the feedback /volume sound effect to a different sound?

I just upgraded to Yosemite. What are the steps to follow in order to change the volume up/down sound of a "pop" to a different sound effect?
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Notification sounds not playing after upgrading to Yosemite

Every time a system notification sound should be played, the screen simply flashes. The Flash screen option in Accessibility is turned off but the system seems to be smart enough to flash screen ...
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Why is the audio is not working after upgrading to Yosemite?

After upgrading my Macbook Pro to Yosemite, the volume icon at the top right is greyed out and sound does not work. How can I fix this issue?
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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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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Iphone as audio driver

My macbook pro speakers are totally busted and I think that the soundcard is broken as well because I cannot play music even through headphone jack. The volume is always grayed out muted and no ...
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Headphones cannot connect to Macbook via Bluetooth

So, i got those wireless headphones called manhattan or sthing. even though there is no problem with my blackberry, my macbook (late2013) bluetooth cannot 'see' the device. No idea what the problem ...
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iTunes pauses and does random things when my headphones move

I am using iTunes on Mac. I suppose there might be a problem with my headphones and it is sending random commands to the computer. When I move my head, my iTunes pauses and sometimes it goes to a ...
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midipiano sound in skype

I would like to play piano, connected by um-one midi->usb and in a Skype-session to hear it and also to talk through the microphone. MacOS mavericks macbook pro. I have no mic-input like in older ...
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Disable Automatic Gain control in Google Hangouts

I'm using the latest version of OSX with Google Chrome and Hangouts. I'm having trouble with the Hangout's automatic gain control, in that I don't want to use it. The gain control is too dumb to ...
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Why does my iPhone play the tri-tone voicemail sound for no apparent reason?

I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 7. Every once in a while, my phone will play the tri-tone "voicemail" sound for no apparent reason: I won't have any new voicemails – or any new notifications in general ...
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Sound output very quiet

Macbook Pro 13" running OSX 10.9.4 Only recently got a Mac and I am still not converted but I have a very annoying problem. The headphones output is significantly quieter than is should be. Plugging ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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Can I customize Finder to have distinct sounds for moving files vs. copying files?

I frequently both copy (Alt-Drag) and move (Drag) files in Finder from one directory to another. My dexterity isn't so great, and so sometimes I accidentally let go of the Alt key before the mouse ...
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Play sound on jailbroken device

I like to play a sound using bash (ssh) on a jailbroken device. I'd like to use open or afplay but those commands seem not to be installed neither in iOS nor in Cydia. How can I play a sound on my ...
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Is it programmatically possible to communicate with Siri via bluetooth?

We see people talk on bluetooth headsets all the time. In addition bluetooth is used to send notifications to devices like watches. My question is Is it programmatically possible to communicate with ...
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Play live .ogg stream on iPad

I have an iPad and an online .ogg audio stream. I don't want to install anything on the iPad but I want to be able to play the stream. Is there any way that I can do this easily? I have an iPad Air ...