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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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?
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Change to QuickTime player in Mavericks?

It appears Apple has changed the QuickTime player in Mavericks. You can no longer extract music from a video. Previously you could run a video and when you saved, it gave you an option for audio only. ...
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How can I repeat input audio to the line-out?

I have a large room that I would like to have speakers' voices to be amplified using a bluetooth headset (the microphone) and line-out (to the amp & the speakers). BT-headset → Mac → Line-out → ...
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Will USB speakers override the audio jack output?

I had the audio jack on my MacBook Pro removed while attempting to remove a headphone tip stuck in the jack, and now the MacBook will not recognise the internal speakers. The output is stuck on the ...
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Is it possible to upload MP3s to Audible's Iphone app?

I have some MP3 files that I would like to add to my Audible library. Is it possible to do so?
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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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50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port

I bought a pair of Brainwavz M1 headphones today and when using them with my Macbook air there is an intermittent buzz regardless of whether or not there's sound playing and irrespective of the volume ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 replace headphone 3.5 mm jack due to headphone's head stuck inside jack

The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it ...
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How do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume on an iPhone?

On an iPhone, how do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume? Right now, I can either use the default setting, which is a separate volume setting for sound effects and media. Or, I can set ...
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Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp won't play audio

I installed Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp on my 2012 iMac yesterday, and everything seems to work okay except for audio. The audio mixer shows the audio bar moving, but nothing will play. I've tried ...
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Why don't my Bluetooth Bose speakers output sound with VLC media player?

How I can make my Bluetooth Bose speaker work with VLC media player? My speaker works with all the programs (iTunes, Media Player), also internet connection, but when I want to see a movie using VLC ...
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Choppy audio playback on Chrome

I just got a Macbook air, and I am noticing that audio playback on Chrome is noticeably choppy (e.g. when watching a Youtube video). Audio playback is great on iTunes and Safari, but not in Chrome. ...
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No volume on media apps after iPad update to iOS 7.0.2

Leading up to the problem: My iPad worked perfectly fine with iOS 7.0. I installed iOS 7.0.2 and this issue began. The Problem My ipad 3 stopped playing music / movies or any other media sounds ...
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ipod nano 6th gen radio disabled when docked

I have a problem where the FM radio on my 6th gen nano is disabled when the unit is docked (in a Philips Fidelio DS8550 docking speaker). I use an extender on the connector which allows the headphones ...
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iBooks Author: turn page at end of an audio-file

I would like to play a short audio clip on one page of an iBooks Author project, and at the end of the audio the following page should automatically appear. The audio must play when the page is ...
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Mac Desktop app that allows comments to be added in time code of audio files

Many of you may be aware of SoundCloud's commenting feature. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a Macintosh desktop application that allows for audio files to be annotated in this way.
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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Play MIDI files

As far as I can tell, this is completely impossible. On 10.8.4. I am trying to play a sample MIDI file off of Wikipedia. Quicktime v 10.2 fails to open a MIDI file with error message The movie ...
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How does GarageBand detect MIDI instruments?

When I plug a MIDI keyboard into GarageBand, it notifies me and says that there is now one instrument available. What is GarageBand doing under the hood? Is it possible to have another piece of ...
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Aggregating sound output and input devices into aggregated input

I use software, which requires a input device for streaming audio. I'd like to mix my audio input (internal mic) and output (headphones) into one, aggregated input device. I tried to create ...
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Chrome MBA 2013, causing audio cracking, all flash videos!

I recently purchased a MBA 2013, 13 inch. Used it for a week was great with chrome. I suspect after i tried installing some quicktime plugins to watch an Apple Keynote, my audio started going downhill ...
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Streaming audio in Adobe Flash Live Media

I wanna to stream some kind of radio to the net. I thought about using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder for this purpose. Basically, I want to mix microphone and speakers into one stream. Then, I'd ...
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Disable automatic switch to Bluetooth carkit on iPhone

Whenever my iPhone connects with the Bluetooth carkit that is integrated in my car audio system, the iPhone switches AirPlay to the carkit and thus sends all audio to the carkit instead of the iPhone ...