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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No audio when AirPlay mirroring from MacBook Air to Apple TV

Air running Yosemite, played a video and turned on AirPlay mirroring to my Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.1. The sound keeps coming from my Air, not the TV. I checked the Sound.prefPane and confirmed that ...
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Headphone mic not detected

I recently got a headset with two jacks, one for the headphones and one for the mic. My MacBook Pro only has 1 audio port, but I rarely use my mic and headset together. However, if I plug in either ...
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Echo in FaceTime video call

Here is my setup: User A: iPad Air, iOS8 User B: (1) iPad Air 2, iOS9, (2) MBP 15", El Capitan FaceTime between User A <-> User B (1) works just fine. When FaceTime video call is initiated ...
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How to turn off Notifications Sounds when OS X is in Do Not Disturb mode?

Toggling "Do Not Disturb" blocks banners/alerts for Notifications, but I still hear the little blip and see the app jump up and down when I, for example, get a message. Is there any way to mute the ...
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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Hello there kind people. Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet ...
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Wake up MacBook (Air) with sound silenced

I've had the issue repeatedly that I would open the lid of my MacBook Air (2012) and it would resume playing either video or music that was on at the moment it went to sleep (could be for example ...
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Audio issue on Vonage

I have an Apple Time Capsule with an Arris modem. I'm using a Vonage device. I have a one way audio issue on Vonage. Someone suggested to enable DMZ on Apple router. How to do that on Apple router?
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Connected Bluetooth Device Not Recognized as Audio Device

Short Version: The device in question is connected according to itself and the Bluetooth Preferences, but does not show up as an output option in Sound Preferences. Long Version: I recently ...
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Audio from Lightning dock?

Is Apple the only company that makes an iPhone dock with an audio out jack (3.5mm) that gets the audio straight from the Lightning port... as opposed to a separate audio plug? See example below: I'...
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Keyboard shortcut to mute audio in OS X El Capitan?

I can't find the default keybinding to mute the sound in OS X El Capitan. I just want the whole OS to be muted. Running osascript -e "set Volume X" from the terminal is not what I want to do. Because ...
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Streaming iMac's Audio to iPad

I want to stream all audio output from my iMac to iPad. By the way, I know, there are only app which named Airfoil for that functionality. But I'm searching inexpensive alternatives. So do you know ...
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No sound on external monitor using El Capitan

Although this question has been asked and answered many times on this for earlier OSXs, I have not found a solution here or elsewhere that works with El Capitan. The problem is: No audio when playing ...
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Yosemite Mail.app has no delete sound

Since upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite (10.10.5), Mail.app does not play any sound effect when I delete / archive a message. Sound effects work fine for incoming and sent messages. I've tested ...
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triggering an Automator flow when a sound is played

i use a chrome extension that plays a 'bing' when changes are made to a website that it's monitoring. this is the only sound that OS X will produce. is there any way to get output of a sound to ...
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no sound coming from external speakers, that are plugged into jack on my macbook pro

haven't touched any settings, or downloaded any new software. I just started up my computer and the headphones jack that power my external speakers aren't working?! I get no sound at all. Yet, when I ...
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iPhone 5 sound not playing through headphones

I have tried multiple working pairs of headphones (tested on other devices) and the iPhone doesn't play any sound through headphones.
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Using Apple Script to Manage Sound Output Selection

I am brand new here and I have an additional clarification or need additional help for an issue from this thread - Applescript: "can't get tab group 1 of window" (El Capitan) In my ...
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Sending USB and audio to LCD through thunderbolt

It is disappointing to me that in order to use my monitor's USB ports, I have to send 2 Data cables from my MacBook to my monitor: Thunderbolt->DVI and USB->USB. In order to use my monitor's inbuilt ...
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Route (MacBook Air) audio output through (Dell) LCD Monitor speakers

My Dell LCD monitor has a "speaker power" socket in the back. This suggests it has its own internal speakers behind the LCD panel. However, it doesn't have any audio input. So I suppose the only way ...
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Audio output via USB suddenly stops working

I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.1 and an i-Tec USB-Dock. I also use the USB-Dock for audio output via external speakers. Sometimes, I was not able to recognize any pattern here, ...
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EarPods pause/play when moving

I have encountered a strange behavior twice already, with two separate EarPods headsets. After about a year of using the headset, the cable near the jack gets slightly worn out and it causes really ...
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Emptying trash sound played for no reason

It happened to mew few times last week: while I was working in browser/text editor I've heard emptying trash sound for no reason (i.e. I haven't interacted with trash bin at all). I think I haven't ...
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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How can I disable all audio output from my OSX machine when the screen is locked

Essentially, I often forget to turn the sound down/off when leaving my OSX machine for the day. Since my computer is in my living room, I inevitably get a notification of some kind while watching TV, ...
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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 http://priyom.org/military-stations/russia/the-...
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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 non-iPhone)...
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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 ...