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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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External microphone input volume too quiet

MacBook Pro 13" 2016 Touch Bar version Whenever I plug an external microphone it's really quiet, what's more changing the input volume in the Sound settings doesn't affect it at all - It's still very ...
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Sound: No output or input devices found

2016 MBP 13-inch 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 All of a sudden, my sound isn't working, and using the volume buttons show a mute icon with a stop sign underneath. In ...
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How to synchronize the audio with the video for the existing video with audio through Ffmpeg?

I used ffmpeg -i in.ts -c copy out.mp4 for changing the format. Then I used ffmpeg -i out.mp4 -ss 00:05:37 -t 00:10:23 -c copy Video5(1).mp4 to extract specific part from a big video. But the ...
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How to tell which computer is connected to AirPlay

My company shares a set of audio speakers accessible via AirPlay. Is there any way for someone to tell which computer is currently connected to the AirPlay without shouting the question out to the ...
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How to use Mac microphone for a phone call on iPhone

My iPhone is plugged into my Mac. I have a nice USB mic on the Mac I'd like to use for calls. I'm used to using Rogue Amoeba's software (e.g. Airfoil) so I know it's possible to pipe the audio around. ...
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Command to change volume of specific device

I need a command to change my audio device's volume. I want to simulate the hardware volume keys from the terminal. I'd been using this command to decrease the output volume: osascript -e 'set ...
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Is there a way to set Sound Balance permanently for MacBook?

My left speaker of Macbook pro is producing a bit muffled sound. So I have turned the Sound Balance setting in System Preferences towards midway through right speaker, and it's no longer noticeable. ...
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An apple script for google dictionary pronunciation

The following is the link to Goole dictionary pronunciation files: http://ssl.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/20160317/pronunciation--_us_1.mp3 If you substitute "pronunciation" with your own ...
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EarPods are louder when put backwards into my ear

My EarPods broke recently. Now if I put them in normally I can barely hear them, even at max volume. If I cup my ears with the EarPods in them then it's very loud again. If I put the backs of the ...
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Expected CPU usage for Mac sound cards

My Duet sound card driver (duetUSBDaemon) constantly pulls 5-10% CPU, making it the number one consuming process on my machine. CPU: 1,7 GHz Intel Core i7. sysctl -n hw.ncpu says 4. $ while true; do ...
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iPhone turns off display whenever covering the proximity sensor

I have an iPhone 7. Sometimes when I put my finger on the proximity sensor (besides front speaker), the display turns black. I can't find a setting to turn it off. Anyone know where it is? Or if I can?...
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How can I trigger an Applecript or Automator app when a specific bluetooth device comes into range?

I have an Applescript that connects a bluetooth speaker to my Mac and switches “Play sound effects through:” to “Internal Speakers”. I want this script to run every time I turn on my bluetooth ...
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Audio MIDI Setup keeps changing sampling rate of MBP speakers

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with 10.12.6. When I set the sampling rate to 96,000 Hz but after a few minutes the app changes it back to 48,000. Is there a reason for this? How can I stop it from happening?...
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Used Audio Midi Set Up to use two audio outputs at once but now am unable to control the master volume of my MacBook Pro?

I am able to control the left and right speakers on my MacBook Pro in Audio Midi Setup, but the master volume is completely disabled, as in I can't use the keyboard or audio window in preferences to ...
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In Garage Band, why do consecutive percussion notes sound different?

For example, I have the built-in So Cal sounds, and the Percussion's Claps and Snaps sounds. I start a fresh project, draw 1 note, and then copy and paste that note 4 times. And then I play that in a ...
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Do Bluetooth headphones compensate for the audio delay by slowing down the video?

I've always wondered why the delay was so small (I'd say unnoticeable) when I'm using the Airpods, as opposed to other BT earphones. I've also noticed that when I open, say, a YouTube video, the ...
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Mac to surround sound - every time

I use VLC to play my 'HTPC' content, from an old Mac Pro 3,1, via light-pipe to an external decoder. There are many online resources as to how to persuade your Mac to send the full encoded signal ...
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Can't record audio on VLC (High Sierra)

I'm running VLC 3.0.3 on High Sierra and I'm trying to record video+audio. The video part seems to work just fine, but I get an error for the audio every time I try to record. The error reads: Your ...
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Screeching Metallic Sound when plugging in USB-C Charging Cable

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports), it happened twice this week now. I have a dongle with HDMI attached while plugging in my charging cable. My sound was muted. The noise ...
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How to override default Try-tone Notification Center alert sound with a custom sound?

The famous "Tri-tone" notification sound is used by Notification Center in macOS 10.13. It can be found here: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AlertTones/...
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Where's the Notification Center sound (aka Tri-tone) stored on the filesystem in 10.13? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is not actually a duplicate of the "Alert Tone Audio" question that folks had thought previously, but it is more or less answered there. This "Tri-tone" audio file is not in /System/...
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Aggregate Device not working as expected

I am trying to record a podcast through QuickTime Player. For this, I need to be able to: Record audio from my microphone I plugged in via USB (called "Blue Snowball"). Record my computer audio (my ...
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HDMI sound keeps dropping out after last update - macOS 10.13.5

I have an external monitor connected to the MacBook Pro 2017 with touchbar, and everything was working fine until the last update, now every day I have to reboot the computer to get back the sound ...
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Are there pin differences on the audio jack between a 2015 MBP and a 2017 MBP?

I have a pair of these headphones: They work fine for audio input and output on my Android phone (LG G5) and my 2015 MBP (tested with Quicktime recorder). But when I plug them in to my 2017 MBP ...
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AirPods losing significant volume

I'm a heavy AirPods-user, probably using them for 6–10 hours daily. Currently, my left AirPod has gradually, but also quite dramatically, lost its volume capacity over the course of a couple of weeks. ...
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Does Lightning to 3.5 mm support High-Res headphones?

Since iPhone 7, Apple has switched to Lightning port and provides a dongle for 3.5 mm jack. Does this dongle support High-Res (16/24 bit) headphones/earphones?
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Apple remote app and apple music to stream over wifi??? Help

I'd like to use the apple remote app to control apple music on the fly... Some have mentioned airplay, and I'm not sure if that will work? Currently, I have speakers outside that are connected to my ...
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Record audio with iPad and an external microphone

I try to record video with the iPad. I try to improve the sound quality using the microphone of the headphones. It makes no difference, it seems that it picks the sound through the internal microphone....
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Default sound input level

I work on two different machines, so I have to switch my Logitech headset from one USB hub to the other pretty regularly. When I plug the headset into my macbook pro, it automatically sets the input ...
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Using a MacBook as a Bluetooth speaker for a Windows PC

I was wondering if it would be possible to use the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro as a Bluetooth speaker for another computer? The MacBook could act as a Bluetooth speaker that plays the other computer’...
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How to stream audio from iOS to macOS using AirPlay?

I want to stream Apple Musics audio from iPhone to my Mac using Airplay. Why you ask? Why not just use the iTunes to play on the Mac? Because then if I wanna skip a song etc. I have to go to my Mac. I ...
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“Use ambient Noise Reduction” checkbox missing when using my new earpods

The "Use Ambient Noise Reduction" option is not available with the new pair of Apple earbuds I just bought. Also, if I turn up the input volume, the mic records sounds that are as if there was a very ...
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Optical audio input options for iMac Pro

I will soon be upgrading from a 2014 Mac Mini to an iMac Pro. I am a little surprised to discover that the iMac Pro does not have a digital optical audio input (TOSLINK/SPDIF), which is something I've ...
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No sound on my 21.5inch, mid2011 imac bootcamp running windows10

after installing windows10 (upgrade win7) on my 21.5 inch mid 2011 imac for the first time everything was ok (including sounds), after losing my system and have to re-install directly windows 10 ISO ...
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Why Quicktime has difficulties recording iPhone screen AND audio in iOS 11?

I usually record my iPhone screen just fine in iOS 10. But ever since I upgraded to iOS 11, apart from how slow and hot my iPhone 6 plus become, I notice it's getting harder and harder for Quicktime ...
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MacBook Pro does not recognize audio from usb c external monitor

I have a 15" MacBook Pro 2017 running High Sierra 10.13.5. I use 2 external monitors, one at home and one at work. MacBook won't recognize output audio device from monitor when I plug it in. It ...
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activating speaker mutes microphone on active calls

I have a strange problem with an iPhone SE with iOS version 11.4. The problem is that the microphone does not work, when I switch on the speaker during an active call. By switching off the speaker, ...
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iOS 11+: is there a way to temporarily mute sound output?

Use case: Spotify runs an ad. You know how obnoxious those can be. I somehow temporarily mute for say 60 secs (duration should be parametrized). After 60 seconds, volume level comes back to normal,...
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Safari (macOS) does not play sound for web push notification

I enabled notifications for slack.com in Safari to get push notifications for new messages. However, I don't get any sound with those notifications. The just appear in the top right corner of the ...
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Stop iMovie automatically merging sound from two clips

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.13.4 (17E199) iMovie: Version 10.1.9 Here's the scenario, I have an iMovie clip with sound from various sources, etc. I want to remove a ...
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Hear two beeps after wake

When I sleep my MacBook Pro and then lift the lid to wake it, after several seconds I hear a double-beep. Here is a link to a recording of the sound. I'm not positive that this is related to the 10....
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What is com.apple.audio.SandboxHelper

I'm trying to troubleshoot speech recognition dodginess. Executing ps -ax | grep audio I get: ps -ax | grep audio 130 ?? 2:40.49 /usr/sbin/coreaudiod 166 ?? 0:00.02 /System/...
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Adjust volume only of music on iMovie

I need to highlight the narration in certain parts of the finished iMovie. How do I decrease the volume of only the music when both narration and music seem jumbled on the timeline?
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Serial number and sound unavailable after taking apart MacBook Air to clean it

I decided to take apart my MBA by myself to clean it up. I know that it is wrong — it was my decision and I knew what to do. I did everything very carefully. After I put everything back my MBA works ...
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A1342 MacBook distorted speaker motherboard issue

I have an A1342 MacBook I cobbled together from spare parts. It works perfectly except the rear speaker atop the optical drive outputs distorted audio. The two speakers underneath the keyboard work ...
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How to stream audio using FFMPEG?

Building on @Allan's answer, I'm trying to redirect the ffmpeg output to a server. $ ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i ":1" -t 10 - | ssh user@host .... - But I get the following error message: "At ...
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Apple TV gen 2 will send optical audio signal when i patch it though a TOSLINK 1to2 splitter to my Bose speaker

My Bose system only has one optical audio input so I added a toslink 1to2 splitter. I can play my TV sound going through the optical audio cable to the splitter and then to my Bose system, but the ...
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Is it possible to mute phone ringing with exeptions

My mother is ailing and I want her to be able to reach me all the time. Also when asleep etc. Is it possible to disable all (phone-) sound with exceptions?
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Is there a known issue where USB audio sounds for a few seconds then stops?

Update: the problem occurs using two different USB audio devices on two different ports with two different cables. I plug an audio device into a USB port on my 2014 MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10....
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Solution for moving WAV raw audio files from SD cards directly to IOS devices?

I have WAV (raw audio) files on an SD card, recorded with a Zoom H4N digital recorder. In the field, I need a way to get the WAV files off of the card. Here's what doesn't work: Apple's card reader ...