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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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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Simple Standalone AudioUnit host

I have some music applications that are available only in form of an AudioUnit, without standalone application (for example Steven Dlate Drums Sampler and ReCabinet). However, I'd like to use them ...
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How to change audio output according to display state?

I've got a Mac Mini connected to a TV via HDMI. I would like to have the audio output device changed automatically to external speakers if the TV is turned off. I can imagine that this feature is not ...
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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 Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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Grey Volume bar - coreaudiod - Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 2

I've just installed the Mavericks 10.9.1 update and my audio is not working. The volume bar is obscurely grey, and the mac is becoming slightly slow. I checked the console to see anything related to ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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How to redirect MacBook Pro audio to my TV?

I just connected my MacBook Pro 2013 to my TV using HDMI. The visuals are working, but the TV does not get the audio from my MacBook. How can I redirect the audio from my MacBook to my TV?
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No sound from headphones under ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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OSX Mavericks running double monitor, sometimes sound works and sometimes it doesn't

I'm running a clamshell monitor setup with my mid-2010 13-inch Macbook Pro running OSX Mavericks. I'm hooking it up to a ViewSonic VX2250WM monitor (see this link for more details). I'm also hooking ...
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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Mini Display Port to HDMI - no sound

My Mac Book Pro was purchased in 2010. Using a Mini Display Port to HDMI cable yields no sound. "System Preferences" "Sound" "Sound Effects" "Play Sound effects through" has no TV icon. Can you ...
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Rip audio file from video file in OSX

I've got an mp4 video file. I'd like to take the audio from that video, and create an audio file. The output encoding could be AAC or MP3, it wouldn't make any difference. Which applications would be ...
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Stuck Notes with a Midi Controller and GarageBand 10.0.1

In GarageBand 10.0.1 (2013), I frequently will get "stuck notes" (i.e., a certain key will continue playing as if held down when it is not) when playing my Akai MPK 25 connected via USB. I have ...
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Can't stream audio from OSX Mavericks to Apple TV

Once upon a time this was working... lately, when I click in "Apple TV" (trying to select it as default sound output), OSX changes it back to "Internel Speakers". Any idea?
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Strange Camera Shutter sound from Macbook Pro

My Macbook Pro (Mid-2010, Running OS 10.9) has been making a strange camera shutter sound every couple minutes for the last two weeks. I initially thought it was an ad from one of my Chrome tabs, but ...
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Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?

Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?
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How can I play the sound from the audio in through my speakers?

I have got a Macbook Pro 15" that has both an audio in and out port. Now I would like to play the sound from an external device through the speakers of my Mac. How can I do that? I tried to just ...
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Problems with USB Audio

I have a 27" last gen iMac. I bought a two Jabra headsets to use them with softphone clients. They don't work on my Mac (OS X Mavericks 10.9). I can hear audio (although not that well), but I can't ...
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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Internal mic not detecting audio - 2011 Macbook Pro Mavericks 10.9

Hey so I feel really dumb asking this, but I cannot figure out why my internal mic on my 2011 MBP recently stopped working. Here's what I've tried: Zapping the PRAM Resetting the SMC by "Using the ...
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iPhone 5 call volume too loud

I've noticed on several occasions that the earpiece speaker in my iPhone 5 is uncomfortably loud during phone conversations. Yes, I can just hold the phone further from my ear, but in quiet ...
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How can I change audio output device for applications already running?

When I plug in a USB audio device, if no sounds are playing then my output automatically switches to that device. However, if a program is currently playing any audio then it does not switch. If I ...
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USB Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Headset

I have a bluetooth headset that works on phones and ipad with excellent audio quality. It works with the Mac mini too but the audio quality is awful for both headphones and the microphone (I've tried ...
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Output sound can't be changed

My output sound on my Mac doesn't change at all when I have my earphones in. Not on the menu bar, not with the volume buttons, and not in the System Sounds settings with the slider. Without my ...
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Sound muted in Firefox (MacBook Air OSX 10.8.5)

I am quite new to using Macs - so apologies if this is super trivial. When browsing Youtube / Vimeo all sounds are muted. I have checked that the sound is correctly set on the video player. This is ...
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How can I tether a phone for Personal Hotspot and use my Bluetooth Headset at the same time?

I'm attempting to tether an Android phone via Bluetooth (PAN), while using my Bluetooth headset (Jawbone Icon HD). When the Android phone is connected, the iPhone 5s refuses to connect to the ...
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“The MIDI Server can't be opened” OS X 10.8.5

When I open MIDI View at Audio → MIDI → Setup then I get loading and after more than 30sec: The MIDI Server can't be opened. Audio MIDI Setup couldn’t open the MIDI Server so you can’t view or ...
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AppleTV Speaker option greyed out

When I hold select on the apple TV the option to select an airplay speaker is greyed out and I cannont select it. Airplay is working fine if I go to settings menu and manually select the speaker but ...
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afconvert: Difference between AAC formats: 'aac ' 'aace' 'aacf' 'aach' 'aacl' 'aacp' 'alac' 'paac'

When using afconvert for AAC output, I find little documentation on the format variants under the m4af category: 'aac', 'aace', 'aacf', 'aach', 'aacl', 'aacp', 'alac', 'paac'. I can guess probably ...
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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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Jumpy bluetooth on Maverticks: location of bluetooth log file?

It seems I'm getting jumpy bluetooth audio with my Bose SoundLink Mini; it seems that every few minutes playback gets juttery then seems to "speed-up". This happens whether I'm playing music or ...
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How to know which program has just played sound?

At times, my computer suddenly played some annoying short sound (sounds like darrrt, seems not from the system), and it's so short that I have no idea where it comes from (and cannot capture it). Is ...
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Headphones not detected when connected to MBP

When I plug headphones into output of MBP (15-inch Early 2008) with Mavericks - nothing changes, sound comes from internal speakers, nothing in System Preferences too. SMC reset, NVRAM cleared, ...
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Sound interference on Macbook Pro when connected to network via ethernet

I have discovered that when My Macbook Pro (Early 2011, Mountain Lion 10.8.5) has an active ethernet connection, there is audible audio static/interference via the headphone socket. The ethernet ...
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AirPlay microphone input from mac

I'm trying to have a family karaoke with a simple setup: mac playing a youtube karaoke video, microphone connected to it via usb with [LineIn][1] to pass voice from mic to speakers, and AirPlay ...
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MBP stops playing audio

I have an early 2013 15-inch MBP updated to Mavericks. The sound stops playing suddenly. I cant listen to music from the port, or from the speakers. Googling suggests that there are many affected ...
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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Starting airplay from command line, to send output of 'Say' Mac OS X command to airplay

Ok, Sunday question :) Trying to make a little joke... 1) if you open a terminal, and type "say -a ?", Mac OS X will give you the list of devices it can send spoken words to. On mine, it says: 39 ...
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How to share Mac audio over Skype with the microphone?

System: 2011 iMac, built-in microphone, Mountain Lion. This is a two part question. First the more basic scenario, second the more-niche scenario that I hope to ultimately solve. I want to share ...
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Youtube crashes audio

Whenever I play videos from youtube, the speakers seem to crash, the sound plays more times even on it and repeats. I can't control my sound settings, but the video continues to play. That sound stops ...
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sound quality difference between USB cables

I am currently reading about Digital-Analog-Converters in a magazine. In one section about connecting an iPod, it says that the sound via a USB cable such as the one from Audioquests Cinnamon is ...
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No speaker sound in ios7 on iPhone 4s

Recently I received a refurbished iPhone 4s running ios 7. The speaker sound does not work in some applications. For example videos from the Photos app play no sound. However, the ringtone works. ...
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How to use Logic Pro 9 sound editing method in Logic Pro X?

After upgrading to Logic Pro X, I can't work with this anymore like before. When you create audio track, and import some sound, or record new one, I could just double-click on it, and select any part ...
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QuickTime can't play 4k video while VLC can

I'm on mountain lion 10.8.5 and recently my friend gave me a 4K resolution video. When I used QuickTime player, the video is very sharp and some of the text in it can't be seen correctly. However when ...
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Static/humming noise coming from any audio played on my Macbook Pro [duplicate]

There is a noise coming from any audio that plays on my Macbook Pro. I would describe it as a buzzing/humming or static/tearing sound. This has only been happening the last couple of days, but I am a ...
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Mavericks QuickTime player not recording computer audio

I was recording the screen on my computer that I had updated to Mavericks, and when I replayed the video, there was no audio except the audio captured by my mic. The old Qucktime worked fine, but now ...
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Filter out speaker output from microphone input - Macbook Pro

I just recieved my new Macbook Pro (2013 version) and I have one problem. I know most computers don't do this, but does anybody know of anyway I could stop my microphone (built into the Mac) from ...
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MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple i want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my macbook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?