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 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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Recording audio clips on a timer?

I'm working on a project that requires me to record a large number of 20-second audio clips (the file format is unimportant, as far as I'm aware). I would like to be able to do this without pressing a ...
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Recording with Audacity using Soundflower causes echo/reverb

I'm using Audacity and Soundflower to record sound internally on my MacBook Pro. For example I can play a YouTube video and listen to it with head phones, while recording the sound output. All that ...
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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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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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iPhone 5s - receiving sound notifications at random times with no alerts, emails, ims, etc

Just recently when I take turn off vibrate om my iPhone, it has been playing alert sounds at random times without showing any notifications, no new emails, calls, texts, app updates, etc. It's really ...
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Can't listen to music with iPhone speaker

I am using an iPhone 4 running ios 7.1.1. Recently, I've had a very frustrating problem, and it is not being able to listen to music with speaker. I'm pretty sure the speaker isn't broken because I ...
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How to export Mac (possibly-compressed) sound resources to useable (WAV) files?

I'm working on an old project that originally bundled its sounds as Macintosh resources. I want to export these to regular files (preferably wav, but aiff is also acceptable since converting between ...
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Yosemite MBP 2012 internal speakers only work when external plugged in

This is an interesting variant of the problems that people are having with audio on OSX. I still have the problem with the (hardware?) bug that causes Digital Out to be the only option available when ...
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iPhone 5 won't ring [closed]

My iPhone 5 will not ring when a call comes in. It is not set to vibrate on the side of the phone. What do I need to change in settings. I have tried all I know how. When i get a call the phone has no ...
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Has anyone else tried the new volume mixer for mac? [on hold]

I just found a volume mixer, like the one found on windows, on reddit. Has anyone else tried it? http://volumemixer-app.com/
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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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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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get 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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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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Control of Audio Playback in Presenter View in Keynote?

I am a speech scientist, presenting speech sounds for listeners in a lecture. I have multiple audio clips (each a separate .wav file) embedded in my slide, and I want to be able to play each audiofile ...
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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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Connecting 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro to Dell U2715H?

What would be the 'best' way to connect the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro to a Dell U2715H monitor? If I wanted to use the monitors USB 3.0 ports and also output sound to a Dell soundbar, how many cables ...
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Yosemite swoosh missing fix required

Have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite 10.10.4, and found that Mail's swoosh sound when sending mail is no longer evident. Anyone know how to get it back?
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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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How to make iPhone camera silent?

On my iPhone, the camera shutter sound follows the ring/silent switch. However, I'd like the camera to be always silent, regardless of whether incoming calls & messages make a sound. Is there any ...
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How can I record my game audio and Skype audio at the same time?

I am trying to use Soundflower and Audacity to record a gameplay video on steam with a recording software. I can't figure out though, how to set up audacity to record the Skype call and the game audio ...
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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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Sound on OS X doesn't work after Soundflower install

Because of missing native equalizer on OS-X (Snow Leopard) I had to use third party app Soundflower in combination with AU Lab. Everything was going right, but once I restarted OS X, the sound stopped ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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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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iPhone 5S weird bluetooth issue

I am facing a weird Bluetooth problem lately with my Plantronics M100 and my iPhone 5S. It worked fine before but after some disassemblies of my phone (after switching broken display and battery) I am ...
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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is ...
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iOS: Silencing Device in xCode [migrated]

We were creating an app that requires us to silence the notifications and ringers of our device. When the app is being used it must silence the device, and when it is done it needs to restore the ...
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Can I connect a microphone to a retina 5k iMac?

My 5K retina iMac has one audio port. On my MacBook pro that only had one port, it was possible, in System Preferences, to state whether to use it as an input or an output. Is it possible to use the ...
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Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display?

I have a dual monitor setup (iMac + Thunderbolt Display). The System Preferences > Sound > Output setup only allows me to choose between one or the other monitor. This causes the sound to come only ...
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iOS: Sounds when Headphones Are Plugged in but Silent Otherwise?

Is it possible to set up an iOS 6 device (for example, specifically the iPhone 5, or 3rd generation iPad) such that all the usual sounds from apps and the system sounds like typing or message ...
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Combine external mic and system sound and send output to HDMI

I am looking to combine the system sound with an external mic plugged into the microphone jack and send the combined audio output to HDMI. Is this doable on my Macbook pro. I have tried different ...
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MacBook Pro Lion + lavalier mic records nothing

How can I record audio using a lavalier mic and MacBook Pro OSX Lion? I have just opened my brand new Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. I tried to connect it ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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iTunes Alternative - Managing Podcasts and Audio Books

Is there an iTunes alternative that can do the following: Manage podcast subscriptions (Including automatically fetching new podcasts and deleting old ones) Organise podcasts into "stations" ...
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Macbook Internal Speaker Option Gone

I know there's a lot of other questions similar to this, but none of them seem to be right. My problem's nothing to do with the headphone jack - I haven't used it for ages and there's no red light - ...
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Is there an app for OS X to measure noise pollution?

I want the light app to run in background and record only RMS loudness level from a microphone over a long time (days and weeks), to get statistics about loudness levels around me (so I can use this ...
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How can I fix the “pops, cracks and hissing” sounds from iPhone audio played on Ford Sync over USB?

When I stream audio from my iPhone 4 into my Ford Sync audio system over bluetooth, the audio quality is excellent. However, if I plug in a USB cable to get access to the hands-free features, then the ...
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Where can I find and download of old Garageband loops online?

I had an old macbook for a while and that thing crashed, along with some of my music. I got a cheap toshiba for a couple years, saved up for a Macbook Pro. I bought the Pro in 2013, didn't much of the ...
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Script - Audio Files - Find, Count and Sort by type

I have a very large audio collection I have to sort. It's a mixture of M4A, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and MP3. It's the result of years of work by a now deceased person who sat in their garage ripping their own ...
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Strange issues with garage band 10 and sound fonts sf2

I'm having issues with Garage Band 10, when trying to set up custom sound fonts. I installed them in /Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks Then I opened the MIDI file, doing these steps: I select my track I ...
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Set volume control for each app individually

I'm capturing video with Final Cut Pro and I'm hearing the sound of the recording. I would like to use the computer for other things while capturing. How can I disable the sound for a specific ...
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Is it the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?

I am experiencing odd "click" noises from my MBP, while sound is muted, it's unplugged from the power source (ie running only on battery), and Windows in Parallels shows a message dialog. To ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...