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Questions tagged [audio]

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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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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Generation 1 AirPods only playing audio while inside charging case

I lost my AirPods (generation 1) charging case 6 months back, so I now have the new wireless charging case. I keep my AirPods inside the new charging case but now have a problem - if I take the ...
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Mac makes beeping sound every five minutes without pop up notification. Origin unknown

My Mac (Macbook pro 13 early 2011, running 10.13.6 (High Sierra) makes unknown sound exactly every five minutes. I already tried rebooting and PRAM reset. Didn't help. The sound it makes: https://...
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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Adjusting volume in car switches iPhone to music

Since our phones updated to 12.2 my wife and I have both experienced the following problem in each of our Toyotas - when listening to a podcast (on Stitcher) if we adjust the car audio volume the ...
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High Sierra Airplay Problems

I've been using a Mac running Sierra with an Airplay 2 capable Denon home cinemas amp for several months without any major problems. After upgrading to High Sierra I've run into two VERY annoying ...
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What can cause a MacBook Pro mid 2015 sound output to fade rapidly to silence?

Today when i am using my mbp 2015 retina , sound went off suddenly. Internal speaker or headphones are silent. I can only get sound from hdmi output. Sound settings seem ok to me. Some unspecified ...
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Macbook Pro to LG-40LX340H to HDMI - gives error “device has no output controls”

When I try connecting an LG-40LX340H to my early 2015 retina MacBook Pro via HDMI, I get "device has no output controls". The volume comes through and it's full blast with no way to control it. I ...
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Microphone issue on an iPhone 7 Plus

There's an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus where the speaker and microphone don't seem to work. When the phone is restarted, the audio usually works for one call and then stops working again. Apple ...
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Audio silence at end of m4a's in SOME but not ALL audio players in iOS

I have a collection of audio files in the internal storage of my iPad. The files are primarily m4a. When I play the files in the default player from Apple Files (or FileBrowser) there is a lot of ...
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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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Mac OS (High Sierra 10.13.6) volume control spontaneously runs; can I disable it?

I have a pretty old MacBook Air (bought it in 2011), so I'm thinking it's probably to do with the keyboard wearing out. But I'll be watching a video or something and the volume control will run up to ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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iOS text tone doesn't sound

I just realized that my iPhone SE, iOS 12.3, isn't issuing the "ding" tone when texts are received. The Messages app shows a badge (small red circle) when a message arrives. The ring for a phone call ...
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How do I reset the audio system when audio can't be heard anymore

Playing music on YouTube in Chrome did not output any sound. Playing video files with Quicktime and VLC didn't work. I noticed this problem before and it fixed itself after a restart. But I wondered ...
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No feedback sound when I press the volume buttons (volume up / down) on touch bar even though the box is checked in system preferences

All of a sudden, I don't have the feedback sound when I turn the volume up or down on my touch bar. I have tried resetting NVRAM, resetting the SMC, tried the secure boot mode to see if the problem ...
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iTunes not converting song entirely / skip to the next one when playing

When using iTunes for AAC conversion, sometime only a part of the song is converted (also, when playing the song, iTunes does not plays it entirely and skip to the next one before the end). But when ...
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Recovering files from an iMac G3 hard drive (Mac OS 8.6)

I recently purchased an iMac G3 (M2452) running Mac OS 8.6 from eBay for a project I'm working on, and was hoping to recover system sound files (such as startup sound, error sounds, etc) to use in the ...
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How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?

How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?. I understand how it works in Headphones or even in iPhone. But if the mics in a MacBook Air 2018, for example, are located in the same spot, what ...
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How to fix periodic ding sound on Mac Book

An irritating ding sound keeps playing which is a kind of notification or alert with out any visual guidance to figure whats going wrong. (The situation is almost like a pilot of Boeing 747 Max who ...
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Changing Sound Outputs w/Applescript (I seem to have misplaced my tab group)

I'm starting with the disclaimer that this is my first time posting, so if I breach etiquette, I promise it's by accident; just let me know. I'm trying to make an AppleScript to change the sound ...
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Audio level in video different between Mac players and other players

I ripped a dvd of a family event using HandBrake, and increased the gain setting to maximum since the audio on the dvd was extremely quiet. Now when I play the resulting m4v on iTunes, Quicktime, or ...
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Airpods microphone is noisy on Macbook (input format: 8 Hz, 1 ch 16 bit, SCO codec)

Airpods microphone has very poor quality on my Macbook (input format: 8 Hz, 1 ch 16 bit processed by SCO codec): As a temporary solution, I use the built-in microphone but I'd like to find out how to ...
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What happened to audio pause when maps navigation provides direction?

I know I'm not imagining things because I actually wrote an article praising this behavior on the iPhone. Previously, when playing voice audio (e.g. podcasts), Apple Maps (navigation) would pause the ...
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Change the Bluetooth device volume from my iOS device

I paired my iPhone with speakers connected to my laptop running Ubuntu and I am streaming audio via Bluetooth. It works fine, but I cannot change the volume from my iPhone. I am not sure if this is a ...
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Any way to reset volume level after unplugging headphones?

I have a MacBook Pro 14 with Mojave that I take between work and home. When at home, I plug a set of speakers into the headphone jack and play music through the speakers. In order to get a reasonable ...
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Any app that makes sound quieter?(Opposed to Boom3D)

My USB headphone makes a very loud sound when plugged into my Macbook. It was still loud even when I set the dB to '-63.5', so I gave up using it. However, now my earphones are loud too. So now I ...
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How to decide on which bluetooth device I want to recieve incoming call?

Sounds easy, but not so. My workplace is my car and I go in and out all day. So, I connect my iPhone for handsfree communication via the radio AND a bluetooth in-ear-device. When inside and driving I ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for headphone (Bluetooth)

I use my headphones to connect to my smartphone a lot, but only rarely to connect to my macbook (Mojave). Is there a way to prevent auto-pairing every time I power-up my bluetooth headphones? I've ...
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Why can't I import AAC files downloaded with youtube-dl into iTunes?

When I download a song with youtube-dl into AAC, then I cannot import it into iTunes. iTunes doesn't give an error. It just ignores it. youtube-dl -x --audio-format aac https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Mac doesn't recognize internal microphone

On my Mac the internal microphone suddenly disappeared from devices, it doesn't even appear in the sounds settings, as seen in the attached photo: Resetting the PRAM solved it temporally, but then it ...
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iMac does not play any sound

Sounds on my iMac stopped playing, also it seems that I have a problem with iTunes and Voice Memos app, iTunes won't start and shows an error message with code 9405, and Voice Memos simply crashes! I ...
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Audio issue when HDMI drawing tablet is connected?

I'm running a 13" Macbook pro 2017 with operating system Mojave 10.14.4. I have an HDMI connected tablet (Huion Gt-220). When I connect my drawing tablet to my computer, it locks out my sound for the ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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What should I do with my mac's volume?

I'm trying to increase the volume from the increase volume button, but this is what it's showing: I also checked the 'Sound' menu in System Preferences, but in the outputs tab everything is perfectly ...
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Magic Keyboard volume controls crashing Mojave 10.14.4 on Mac Mini

This crash happens via bluetooth and when the keyboard is plugged into the mac-mini. Any ideas of how to fix this?
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AppleScript to Add Multiple Files to VLC From List Results

I have a FileMaker Pro database of music files which uses AppleScript to pass it's search results into an iTunes playlist. I would like to use VLC instead of iTunes to play the audio files since I ...
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how to prevent MacOs to commute audio to USB / HDMI / DP devices?

I use a elgato USB-C docking station with my McBook Pro 2018 running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 I use various meeting softwares like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc... Regularly the software automatically ...
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Missing CoreAudio process in Activity Monitor

I have always had the buzzing audio issue that comes with the 2018 MacBook Pro Models (I'm still convinced its an audio buffer size mismatch error). Up until now, I have always used the Kill CoreAudio ...
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Headphone Jack for Switch Peripheral

I'd like to add 2 physical switches to my iPhone and read their values in an app then do things based on those inputs. I understand the iPhone will detect an external mic if it sees a 1600 ohm ...
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moving iMovie project to new Mac results in some sounds from same source missing

I have two Macs, the first running iMovie 10.1.2 and the second running iMovie 10.1.8. I completely copied the iMovie Library folder from the first machine to the second. When I opened iMovie on the ...
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Audio becomes static when opening an app with mic while a podcast is going on

I recently got an iPhone X and have been using the Overcast, Spotify and Discord apps. When I use earbuds (IconX, not airpods) or the bluetooth audio in my car and try to listen to a podcast and use ...
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Dota 2 sound crackling when using microphone

When I'm playing dota, I need to use the format "2 and 32 bit float", not the format displayed in the picture, because that's the only way to make the sound stop crackling. As soon as I start skype or ...
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Audio Stops Playing when screen locks in iPhone 7 Plus

Until a few days ago I used to enjoy listening to "Ayat" app which used to keep playing even when the screen was locked. However, I had to reset the carrier network and after that playing Ayat has ...
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2007 iMac Audio Board -> USB

TLDR; need a pinout for the ribbon cable of the 820-2136-A Audio Board I bought a Mac Mini to replace my 2007 20" iMac (A1224). The Mini is plenty powerful with its new quad-core i3, RAM is ...
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Airplay 2: Connecting a HomePod, Sonos One and a Yamaha WXA-50 synced at the same time

I am unfamiliar with the AirPlay 2 Protocol. I am wondering if this setup is possible; I want to buy a HomePod Sonos One (is AirPlay 2 enabled) Yamaha WXA-50 (is AirPlay 2 enabled) Can I stream ...
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Can I use an Apple Homepod as a speaker and microphone for WebEx, Skype voice, etc?

I spend a lot of time using my Macbook Pro with work-related web conferences. My ideal setup would be a high quality speaker and microphone that I can use via bluetooth/airplay/wifi with my Macbook ...
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Macbook Pro 2018: No Sound over Displayport after sleep

i use a Macbook Pro 2018 13" with the last Mojave Version. For better work, i use the LG 34WK95U-W as external Monitor over Thunderbolt 3. Always is fine. The Macbook is still loading over the Monitor ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Ethernet audio stream drops somewhere en route from Time Capsule through ATV to my receiver

Hardware configuration is as follows: Receiver, is connected via HDMI cable to .. Apple TV, which is connected via Cat 6 ethernet cable to .. Time Capsule, which is connected via Cat 6 to .. ...