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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My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
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How can I conveniently pause and play my iPhone audio with minimal touching of the phone?

Okay these are my problem scenarios: 1) I'm cooking something and my hands are covered in animal fat. I'm listening to a podcast on my iPhone, which is sat on a counter nearby. It's been playing for ...
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Hearing an echo of my voice using the Apple headset

I'm not sure if it occurred after I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 6 but since some days I hear an echo of my voice when using the Apple headset on phone calls. It also seems that when I simply plug in ...
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How can I create a custom alert sound in Mountain Lion?

I want to use a personal sound file (currently an mp3) instead of the system alert sounds (sosumi, basso, etc.) I remember this being really easy on Macs a couple of decades ago, but can't figure out ...
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How can I send my computer's audio to multiple outputs?

I'm sending my system's audio to Soundflower, but I want to send it to my headphones at the same time. Is there any way I can achieve this?
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Connected a Cinema Display to MacBook Pro, recognizes sound output device but no sound

I connected my new Cinema Display to my MacBook Pro and the audio output device shows "LED Cinema Display" in Sound Preferences, and the volume controls work, but no sound is output. I tried ...
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Possible to play stereo sound through single speaker?

Here's my situation: I have a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system and the left channel died. The left speaker works fine when plugged in the right speaker output on the sub. Right now I have both speaker ...
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Has coreaudiod been fixed in Lion yet? [closed]

I tried Lion a few months ago, but had to revert to 10.6 because of the "coreaudiod bug" – where audio via QuickTime would stop working every few minutes, requiring a killall coreaudiod each time. ...
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Videos have audio on right channel only, how can I make it sound through both channels?

I've downloaded m4v videos (legally if you should ask*) and played them with Quicktime, VLC and MplayerX. They have the audio only in the right channel, is there a way I can equalize the output so ...
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Does the MacBook Air Support 5.1 Surround Sound

The title pretty much says it all. I have a 13" version of the newest-generation MBA. Can I get 5.1 surround sound? If so, do I have to do anything special to enable it?
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How can I retain volume settings upon plugging in different speakers/headphones?

On the rare occasion that I would like to plug in some headphones to my Mac Mini, rather than speakers, I often turn down the volume before plugging them in, because the first "blip" is rather loud, ...
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How can I route two audio sources simultaneously as inputs to Skype?

I am attempting to route my mic audio and system output so both can be heard through Skype. Any ideas?
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Does iOS 4 break iPhone compatibility with music docks?

When I plug my iPhone 4 into my Bose SoundDock Series 2 I get a popup message saying "This accessory is not optimized for this iPhone" and the dock will not play audio from the iPod or Pandora apps, ...
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No sound from internal speakers on a Macbook?

I'm afraid I may have irreversibly harmed my internal speakers, or sound system in general. Yesterday, I was trying to find a way to hook up my electric guitar to the computer. I, logically, thought ...
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Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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iPhone 5 iOS7 no sound only vibrates when ringing?

Here is what I tried... Do Not Disturb is off In Settings -> Sounds, Vibrate on Ring is off and Vibrate on Silent is off The switch on the side is set to silver not red. The music will play over ...
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically opening the downloaded audio files?

When I download an audio file with Safari, it is automatically opened with iTunes. How can I do to prevent this ? I would like that nothing happens when an audio file is downloaded. My ...
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How to fade out/in in iTunes?

Even in iTunes 11, there is no fade out when pausing playback or fade in when starting playback. How can I achieve this?
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No master volume in the new iPod Touch 5?

I used to have an iPod Touch 3, then I upgraded to the latest iPod Touch 5 a few weeks ago. I noticed that there is no master volume. For instance, now, when I am just browsing Safari, and I change ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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MacBook Pro not outputting audio

Yesterday I could play music and actually hear something, but as of today, my MacBook Pro speakers aren't producing any sound at all. Here is what I tried: rebooting (a cold reboot too) several ...
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Is using my iPod touch always plugged in an OK thing to do?

I recently added an iPod interface to my Accord: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JT5G4G/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details It has two connections: the regular Apple 30-pin iPod dock cable which plays ...
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Free Audio Book (m4a) creator for Mac?

Is there any free and easy to use audiobook creator for Mac? I need something that could create a .m4b audio book from several .mp3 files and eventually audio tracks. Also possibility to create ...
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Can you get a line-in port on a MBA via an external device?

I have a macbook air and I really want to plug in my guitar to garage band, but unfortunately the air doesn't have a line-in port. My question is, is there an external device that can provide you a ...
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No sound after upgrading to Lion, despite hardware working fine

After upgrading to Lion, I have no sound at all under OS X. It doesn't come through my speakers or through my headphone jack. I've checked in the Sound preferences, and it's set properly. I've ...
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Why can't I hear my alert sounds or ringer?

For some reason, the sounds for ringers, and alerts/notifications on my mother's iPhone appear to not be playing anymore. Even though the ringer volume in settings is turned up almost to the max, the ...
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Using Car Speaker As Music Player in iPhone

I have an ordinary bluetooth speaker. I connect to the device using bluetooth and when someone calls me I can hear my ringing tone through the car's stereo and hear the caller's voice through the ...
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Are there any car chargers that will turn my iPod off when the car is turned off?

My car has an auxiliary input, which I connect my iPod to with a stereo patch cable. The problem is when I get out of my car I forget that the iPod is still playing and when I come back I'm not at ...
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HDMI audio doesn't work through DisplayPort adapter on OS X but works on boot camped Win 7

I recently purchased this Dynex DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with the understanding that it would support audio out. However, it only works on my boot camped Windows 7 install that way. Video and ...
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iPod Touch 4th Gen dock with AC or USB power and audio out?

I have scoured the internet looking for a dock that will allow me to charge an iPod Touch 4th Gen which includes a jack to connect it to an external stereo system. I understand this can be ...
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Mac OS X locks up when I plugin in headphones on MacBook Pro

Every time I plug in (or off) my headphones (even white iPhone ones), Mac OS X locks up for about 10 seconds, and then works as normal, and even displays the beach ball. Not everything locks up, as I ...
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How to disable macbook's mic, but not speakers?

I found this informative post about compeletely disabling audio on osx. The problem is this disables audio-in and audio-out, and I only want to disable audio-in. (I'm looking to completely disable ...
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Simple audio recording software

There are lot of questions regarding audio recording software on this forum, but I didn't find what I need. I am practicing speaking a foreign language, and I want to hear how I speak. I do not want ...
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How do I determine if my Macbook pro has switchable audio input?

Some audio ports on Apple computers are switchable from stereo output to stereo input, but not all of them are. How do I determine if my Macbook Pro supports audio input through the audio jack?
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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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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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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 ...
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Recording on iPhone from stereo line-in

I'm looking for a way to perform relatively high quality stereo line-in recording on iPhone. Unusual and third-party hardware is acceptable, but jailbreak is not. I am aware of the following options: ...
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Keynote and Recorded Presentations

If you "Record Slideshow" in Keynote then it'll listen to your computer's microphone and make well-sync'd presentation you can save to .mov and share, but it's pretty damned big, even for a short ...
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How to play AAC 5.1 audio through S/PDIF on Mac OSX?

I've gone through a bunch of tutorials as well as video players (QuickTime, mplayer, VLC, MPlayerX, Movist) and haven't been able to figure out how to get AAC 5.1 to play correctly on my Mac mini or ...
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What software can rip high quality audio from a DVD? (losslessly if possible)

In Mountain Lion, how do I rip only the audio from a DVD as losslessly as possible? I have several concert DVDs that I would like to listen to on my iPod. I have an extensive music library, which is ...
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How to figure out what app is beeping at me?

Every now and then, on my Mac, I hear a bell. I have no idea what app it is, or why it's beeping at me. My first thought was that it's coming from the Notification System in OS X 10.8 (I never heard ...
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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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Audio Out Different from Retina Model MacBook Pro?

I have somewhat of a weird issue. I have a client who wants to send their audio out from their MacBook Pro 15" Retina to their TV from the headphone jack output on the MacBook. The TV has a 1/8th ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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How should I configure my Audio settings for the highest quality sound?

I would like to configure my Mac and Thunderbolt display for the best Audio output. The "Audio Devices" tab allows me to choose Audio Format in Hz 2 channel xx bit Integer or Float What ...
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Sudden sounds in Mountain Lion

I run Mountain Lion on my macbook pro, and experience an unusual effect: sometimes system sounds happen, without any visible reason. Does anybody know, why it could be? Or, if it is possible, how to ...
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ios 5 - exctracting sounds

Is there a possiblity to get / exctract alert and ringtone sounds (sound files) from iOS 5? I was also trying to find them elsewhere on the internet, but without any luck. Thanks
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Using iMac in Home Cinema

I am currently considering buying an iMac 27" to replace my PC, and also to have at the centre of my home cinema/media system. The iMac would be used to play DVDs, stream video, play CDs, MP3s etc. ...
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Solutions to earphone jack distortion

My earphones would not longer go all the way in / click into the earphone jack on my (out of warranty) iPhone 3GS. The sound was fine but the earphones fell out with the slightest knock. I removed ...