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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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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Keep the current audio output device, when attaching a new one

I have my TV connected to my iMac via HDMI and speakers hooked up to the iMac via the headphone port. Whenever I turn the TV on, the Mac starts playing audio through the TV instead of the speakers ...
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Noise canceling headphones make strange sound when I touch my MacBook Pro

I've got headphones plugged into my desktop, and a laptop nearby that I use for work as well. Whenever I touch my MacBook Pro with the noise-canceling on my headphones turned on, it makes my ...
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How to find the source of a sound on an iPhone?

In the last few weeks my iPhone occasionally makes some kind of notification sound. It's not any of the built-in sounds, and I've gone through all the "Sounds" settings just to make sure. It's a ...
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Automator PDF text to Spoken Audio file: What's wrong with this script?

I have pages of PDF notes which I want converted to spoken audio to aid revision. There are several suggested workflows online, but I'm still not getting the results I want. I used this model from ...
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Can I get system sound along with QuickTime Player screen recording?

In Lion, Quicktime can do screen recordings. Is there a way to capture system audio also and then sync the two tracks into a movie with both system video out (The screen) and system audio out? I own ...
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How can I successively trigger an AppleScript very quickly?

Background For fine volume adjustment I use the following AppleScript: try do shell script "killall afplay" end try set currentVolume to output volume of (get volume settings) set volume output ...
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Calendar alert sound on the iPodTouch isn't loud enough is there some “mobile” way to make it louder?

Calendar alert sound on the iPodTouch isn't loud enough is there some "mobile" way to make it louder?
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Set default input/output sound

I have a mac that is hooked into a sound board, I have external sound card that interfaces between the computer and the soundboard, this works great. However, whenever the computer restarts it sets ...
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How to disable sound when switching Firefox tabs with ⌘1-⌘9

I use the keyboard shortcut ⌘1-⌘9 to switch to tabs in Firefox. In OS X every time I do this there's a sound, which can become annoying when the volume is turned up. I looked in about:config for ...
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Is there a way to rename a sound card in Mac OS X?

I have multiple sound cards connected and would benefit from being able to rename them from their device name to something like "Headphones", "Surround system", etc. Is there a way to do this?
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StartupSound.prefPane on new iMacs?

Inspired by this question to which I thought I knew the answer, does anybody know how to make StartupSound.prefPane work on a new iMac? I just got the computer last week, and installed SS.pP (v1.1b3) ...
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Can I watch a video on my Mac but have the audio go through my iPhone?

I would like to get the sound from my MacBook Pro to play on my iPhone. For example if I watch a video on my Mac I would be able to view it on my Mac but get the audio through my iPhone. Is this ...
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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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Do any iPhone 5 docking stations offer both audio out and a lightning connector for charging?

What iPhone 5 docking stations are on the market that provide an analog audio out connection similar to Apple's iPhone 4 dock? I currently use the above dock with my 4S for charging at night, but if ...
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Does OS X process sound in any way other than volume adjustment before outputting it?

Some Windows systems have various "sound enhancer" functions enabled by default (depending on the audio driver). This changes all sounds that are sent to the speakers by applying equalisation and ...
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Can I stop the optical audio out from entering 'time out' when idle?

In my office I have a surround-sound receiver, and I have my MacBook Pro (6,1) hooked up via a TOSLink cable and adapter, and it works beautifully, except this: if there are no sounds playing for a ...
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No sound and volume icon

I have a Mac mini and the sound has disappeared. I have also lost the sound icon off the toolbar. I went to preferences for the sound and see that mute is checked. I can't un-check it because it is ...
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Does Mac OS X Lion support surround sound on optical audio outputs?

Does Mac OS X support running digital signals to multichannel audio systems beyond 2.1 sound systems via optical audio outputs. Eg 5.1 surround sound, 7.1, etc speaker systems? I have found a guide ...
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Free solution for multiple-source audio mixing

I'm looking to do live broadcasts of video games, which require mixing together the game audio as well as microphone audio. In the case of an actual game system being used, I have external hardware ...
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How can I get my MacBook Pro's sound back?

Sound isn't playing on startup or any other time. I'm not seeing the red glow from the headphone jack that I've seen mentioned in certain cases of this failure. Though I have noticed an awful lot ...
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Can volume automatically decrease during communication activity?

A feature of Windows 7 that I really like that it can decrease the volume of system sounds/music by 50%/80%/mute entirely when it senses communication activity, ie. Skype call, Google Voice call, etc. ...
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How can I delay audio in an mp4 file?

How can I delay the audio (relative to the video stream) in an MP4 movie file and save the result?
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What is the best alternative to iTunes 11 on OS X? [duplicate]

There are some old questions surrounding this topic, but the landscape has changed a bit in the last couple of years. I'm looking for some fresh answers. Why I'm looking Over the years iTunes has ...
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Volume control (sliders or keys) stops working after plugging into/out of headphone jack

I plug my machine into a projector/sound amplification setup regularly for teaching. Often, when I get back home afterwards, the sound volume controls no longer work. Neither the dedicated volume ...
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Sounds are not working on Mountain Lion Notification Center

Although I see an option in System Preferences > Notifications to enable applications to pop a sound on new notifications, Mountain Lion is not actually playing those sounds. Has Anyone run into ...
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Mp3 player that lets you go back 5 seconds with the left arrow

I'm looking for a mp3 player software that lets you go back say 5 seconds of the audio clip by pressing the left arrow key. I'm using this as a means to memorize, and I used to use winamp on the PC ...
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Which iPod has the best sound quality?

I'd like to know if an iPod classic is a better investment than an iPod touch? I am really more into music than apps and games. If you have some other suggestions about great-sounding mp3 players I'd ...
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MacBook Pro (mid-2012) Microphone Input

Here, it says how to use the audio jack as in input. On my MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2012), It doesn't seem to have the option in settings. Is it not possible with these computers?
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How can I add an audio menu in the Finder?

What is the easiest way to add menu item to finder that switched audio from internal to external(headphone). I have to switch back and forth often and going into control panel every time is a pain in ...
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How do I tell if my Mac supports Mini Toslink?

Apparently on many modern macs the 3.5mm headphone audio jack supports Mini Toslink. How can I tell whether my mac supports it, whether it supports surround sound (4 speaker or better), and whether ...
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Transfer Audio output of my MacBook wirelessly

What is the best way to output the sound of my macbook to my hifi system without using the headphone jack? Is there a way to use bluetooth or airplay or whatever to output all sound (and I mean not ...
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Using Garage Band sounds for commercial purposes

Im making a Drumming app for the iphone and the ipod touch. I was searching for good drum samples around the internet, but couldn't find anything fitting. Then i thought of garageband and its drum ...
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How can I check my line-in does work (MBP late 2010)?

How can I check my line-in does work? I'm interesting what software should I use and how. It is MBP, late 2010. I do have an external working mic.
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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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Can a Mac's separate audio-in and audio-out ports be reversed in software?

Recently my Mid 2009 15 Inch (2.66 GHz) MacBook Pro's audio-out headphone port has gotten physically "loose". When I plugin anything it easily slips out changing the audio output from "Headphones" to ...
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Does my new iPad 3 have an audio input …?

I bought a Griffin guitar cable when I picked up my iPad 3. It plugs into the headphone socket which I assume is supposed to act as an audio-in jack. It didn't seem to work and after testing and ...
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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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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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Play .ogg on command line

How can I play a .ogg music file on the command line? On Linux I can use ogg123, but what about on Mac?
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Free or cheap software to boost volume of Macbook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? What software can I use to artificially increase the volume of my Macbook? I know Boom and Audio Hijack Pro are solutions ...
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How can I record sound in Mac OS?

Is there any simple application (or built-in in Mac OS) that allows me to record sound on a Mac? I'm referring not only to voice input through the mic, but also to sounds issued by the system.
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How to Download to Computer a Voice Memo Received via MMS on my iPhone?

A friend sent me a Voice Memo recorded on their iPhone, to mine through MMS. How might I go about getting this audio from my phone to my computer? I've already tried syncing Voice Memos through ...
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iTunes U: How can I extract audio from video lectures?

I download lots of lectures from iTunes U. The problem is, they usually come with video and there is no audio-only version for many. How can I, using any software available for Snow Leopard, free or ...
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How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...
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How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
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Is it possible to modify OS X default MIDI sounds?

I've been looking around to find out how to change MIDI sounds for the Built-in MIDI synthesizer inside Mac OS X, haven't found anything, is there a way to do that?
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How can I reduce the volume of music on my iPhone?

Some songs on my iPhone are quite loud. I've got the volume on the lowest step, but it's still too loud. I'm using Apple's in-ear headset; perhaps it's simply louder than the regular one. At least I ...
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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 ...