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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Cable that supports stereo line in for the 30 pin connector on old iPhones/iPods?

According to http://pinouts.ru/CellularPhones-A-N/iPhone_connector_pinout.shtml two of the pins in Apple's 30 pin connector are dedicated to line in. I have spent days looking for a cable with line in ...
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Unmute audio input (microphone) in OSX programatically

OSX 10.10.3, also reproducible on 10.8, doesn't seem to happen on 10.11 Reproduction steps Go to System preferences > Audio > Input Set input volume to 0 (this is important) Run this script in ...
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Which has better sound output — an iPhone 6s or an iPad Mini Retina (1st generation)

I am moving to a new job in a Windows environment. Currently I have my Mac running to a Schiit Modi via USB and then from the DAC into a receiver. At my new job, I will have to output sound from ...
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Where can I find recorded video in teamviewer

I am using Teamviewer 10 in Mac OS X El Capitan and the auto record is enabled in remote control. Now when I connected to remote machine, it shows recording symbol but not able to find recorded files ...
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MacBook Air - No internal speaker sound after boot (icon not greyed out + no red light)

I don't know when I've started having this, but with my MacBook Air 2015 13", the volume icon only shows "Headphones" as an output device option. The icon is not greyed out, nor is there any red ...
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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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Audio player with specific options

I'm tired and annoyed of iTunes (I don't think it's the greatest music-listening experience app I can use) and I'm looking for a higher quality audio player, but with very specific options available: ...
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Using bluetooth headphones with three devices

I am planning on buying bluetooth headphones that I would use alternatively with my iPad, iphone and macbook pro. I saw the bose headphones allow to have 2 devices connected at the same time and that ...
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Can I prevent Safari from auto-downloading ogg files?

When I visit a particular URL, Safari automatically downloads ogg files that are referenced in the page source. An example URL where this happens is ...
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Why does my iPhone not have any audio during phone calls?

My iPhone 5 is having a strange problem that affects phone calls only. (And yes, I've tried rebooting.) Regular Phone Call When I call someone, or someone calls me (whether via iPhone or ...
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Is it safe to listen to Apple earpods at 75% volume?

The sensitivity is listed at 109 DB, so I guess 75% volume is about 82 DB, which is pretty safe.
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What's making this sound on my Mac? (DeliveryCompleted.aiff)

Several times a day, my laptop plays this unknown sound. There's no visual cue that goes along with it and I have no idea what it means. I assume it wants my attention for something, but without ...
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Per app audio device output selection

Is there a way to tell OS X I want my music player to play over Airplay but Chrome to play on my computer's speakers at the same time? I have a hunch it's possible because some apps let me switch (I ...
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Controlling audio output's sample/bit rate on OSX from command prompt

Is there a way to limit the output format of a soundcard on OSX, apart from Audio MIDI Setup? I have noticed that OSX has a bad habit of resampling audio while it is not needed at all (say the output ...
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Is it possible to swap the left and right audio channels on an iPhone?

On iPhone is it possible to make the right audio channel play through my left headhpone, and vice versa? If it can't be done directly through the iPhone Settings, can it be done with a third-party ...
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Can I get voice dictation to process an audio file in El Capitan?

This was asked a few years ago, but asking again in hopes that perhaps it has been updated. Or, perhaps a nice audio routing hack? I record voice memos on my phone from time to time. I would like a ...
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Can't get microphone to work on iMac13,2

I'm asking on behalf of a colleague who can't get the microphone on their 27" iMac (model iMac13,2, 27-inch, Late 2012 with Intel i5 2.9 GHz) to work. In Sound preferences, all the setting look fine, ...
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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Updating to El Capitan wiped out Soundflower presets

I just finished updating my OS X to El Capitan, and when I went to open AU Lab, it said the Soundflower input and output could not be found. I checked system preferences and both Soundflower 2ch and ...
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Getting USB mic to feed two applications at once?

So what I want to do is steam iOS games to a new service called MOBCRUSH.. Their application allows me to set a mic from which it pulls sound into the mix. No problems there.. I have a USB mic ( ...
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Can iTunes on an iPad play music through a 30-pin connector?

My (now stolen) iPod could connect via the 30-pin connector to a Harmon-Kardon amplifier/speakers. Trying to duplicate the ability to play music from my iPad (3rd generation), I used an 30-pin male ...
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Any way to change sound output device via Applescript or shell?

I would like to change sound output device (like option-clicking the speaker icon in the menubar) via script, but NOT through UI scripting, e.g., launching the System Pref panel. UPDATE: Using ...
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Good free audio converter for OS X Lion?

Am trying to find a simple audio converter to convert various m4a, wma, mp3, and flac files to standard mp3 128KB VBR (for an ancient mp3 player with limited storage). I'm probably only going to use ...
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How can I mute audio using external non-Apple keyboard?

I tried several combinations, but I have not found any way so far to mute audio (playing in any application, system wide) using a normal PC-Keyboard (Cherry G80) connected to my Mac Book Pro (2011). ...
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Jitter in Airplay when using in conjunction with built-in speaker

I want to sent OSX (10.10.5) audio to the internal speaker and an Airplay device (Airport Express). For this I have created a Multi-Output device "iMac+Airplay" in the Audio MIDI Setup utility: ...
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Severe Bluetooth Connectivity Issues - OS X Yosemite+El Crappytian

Ever since Yosemite, Bluetooth connectivity on my very modern MBP w/Retina has been absolute garbage. My workspace includes the Apple wireless keyboard + Magic Trackpad, and I usually am also using ...
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Use another Mac connected via thunderbolt as an audio input source?

Basically, what I'm trying to do is use one computer with AU Lab to process some audio (real-time, of course) and use that as an audio source for another computer. Is it possible to use a ...
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Does the iOS SDK allow audio to be programmatically inserted into a conversation? [closed]

Does the iOS SDK allow you to insert programatic audio (background noise) into a conversation that both the caller and receiver can hear?
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Connecting an old Mac to home entertainment system

I have an old MacBook Pro, with DVI-out video, analog audio (earphone and speaker ports), and of course USB. I'm using it to manage my iTunes library, but the only way to play iTunes content on my ...
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Windows 10 Professional, Macbook Air , cirrus logic on Bootcamp

I have Windows 10 Professional installed on my Macbook Air. I am using bootcamp version 6.0 I have serious issue with my audio device: Scenario 1: When my headphones are plugged in and i play 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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How to stream music to a PC?

How do I use my Mac to stream audio (preferably using AirPlay) over WiFi to my 2 PCs with sound systems? (If at the same time, then they need to be in perfect sync) It would also be nice to be able ...
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Crackling sound on Macbook Pro

My MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11 (but issue was present also when running OS X 10.10) produces some crackling sounds when playing music or movies. This is reproducible only when volume is at maximum ...
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Output sound settings and preferences not saved

So, I have a JBL Flip 2 speakers that I connect to my MacBook Pro by bluetooth. The connection is ok. No problem with the bluetooth. But the problem which annoying me is : Mac doesn't remember my ...
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Looking for a “null” Sound Input to securely disable the microphone on a MacBook Pro

I want to be able to somewhat securely disable sound input via software. Setting the sound input volume level to 0 obviously isn't a great solution and I don't care to plug in a USB device or mic ...
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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...
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Can I have audio from my PC output to Bluetooth while my video outputs to AirPlay?

As it stands, my Apple TV is hooked up directly via HDMI to my television. I have 2 amazing speakers that I use bluetooth to connect to and play from when I'm NOT using AirPlay. When I switch to ...
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Macbook Pro connected to HDMI, but no sound?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and it's a mid 2012 model. It's hooked up to my TV through the HDMI cord as well as the mini display adapter and the display is great, but there's no sound at all. My computer ...
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How to fix a MacBook's sound output which is stuck on headphones?

My MacBook late 2008, running Yosemite and it suddenly stopped playing audio through the internal speakers. I've checked "Sound" under System preferences, and headphones show up as the selected device ...
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Mix mic audio and system audio and simultaneously record using Audacity

I want to play an instrumental track that a friend uploaded to YouTube and simultaneously sing into the Mac's mic. And I want to record the mix of these two sounds using Audacity. I've tried using ...
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Where are the alert tone audio files located in OS X?

In what directory on OS X are the sound files located for the alert tones in Messages and in FaceTime? I'm not talking about the alert sounds in System Preferences; I mean the ones that are also on ...
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HDMI/Displayport audio control for OS X

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, running OS X 10.10.5, and a BenQ GW Series GW2765HT monitor, which does not allow audio adjustment via my computer. I've tried Soundflower, but find that it is buggy and ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...
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Applescript: “can't get tab group 1 of window” (El Capitan)

The following is an applescript that I use to change audio output devices: tell application "System Preferences" activate set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.sound" end tell tell ...
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Output device gone after upgrading to El Capitan

I have been using E-MU 0404 for sound output - it's connected to my iMac by USB and outputs sound from my computer to speakers. After upgrading to OS X 10.11, El Capitan, the E-MU 0404 is gone from ...
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Realtime SCART input with audio on an iMac

I was just wondering if there's any hardware I could purchase which would allow me to basically use my iMac as a television, for analogue signals mainly as I can already watch digital content on it ...
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How can I make my headphone jack work on my Macbook Pro 15" Retina Display, it quit working randomly

So I have been using different headphones here and there, but also running a synthesizer program out of my headphone jack into the mixer for live audio performance. Everything always works fine, ...
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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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iTunes Visualizer+Pandora

I know it's not a standard function of iTunes, but I'd really like a way to have iTunes Visualizer respond to Pandora radio playing on my computer. Is there a way to make the visualizer recognize ...
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El Capitan drops USB-connected speakers

I've been running the Beta for El Capitan for a while now, but since the OS got officially released today, I feel it's okay to ask a question. FYI: I'm running the GM. I have an iMac with a Bose ...