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I was able to record this random sound.
It started playing few weeks before. I have tried many things to find out which application is playing it, but nothing has worked.
I have already tried answers from this question.
Also I have tried disabling all sound notifications in system settings.
Any idea, where this sound is coming from?
asked May 4, 2017 at 10:37
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While it's not possible to check that directly, here are some workarounds:
- There are some apps like SoundBunny or SoundFlower which can provide extra kernel extension for pass-through audio, then they can check which processes are accessing sound device.
- If you're using Google Chrome (or similar web-browser), look for speaker icon next to tab or window (e.g. check in Window menu).
- Check Notifications in System Preferences, and either set Do Not Disturb or disable Play sound for notifications for the recent or all apps. See this post.
Check for log entries, e.g. by the following command:
log stream --level=debug
Check for any file activity by
fs_usage command, e.g.
Using trial and error, pause and resume processes to find out about the process, e.g.
kill -STOP 1234 5678 # Stop processes via PID(s).
kill -CONT 1234 5678 # Resume selected processes.
answered Oct 19, 2017 at 14:49
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