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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What bluetooth audio codec does iOS use for Airpods?

I recently bought the ToothFairy App and noticed that it has an option to enforce the AAC codec. The difference in sound quality is remarkable. How can I tell which is being used between iOS and ...
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Brightness and volume controls delayed when using internal speakers

This is clearly related to Delay when using the volume buttons, but that was about a wireless keyboard and many generations of macOS ago. Problem: When Internal Speakers are selected in the control ...
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Audio/Sound Not Working

So a while back, I was using my computer to listen to music when suddenly a loud scratching noise came from the speakers. My sound worked after that but scratching still came occasionally. However, ...
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My Mac Switches Audio Output From Bluetooth Headphones to Internal Speakers

I was watching some youtube videos on my mac (macOS Catalina, MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2012) with my paired Bluetooth headphones. Randomly, about 15 minutes in the audio output just switched to the ...
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Stop Macbook from making sound when plugged in to charge

I have a Macbook Air and whenever I plug in the USB-C cable to charge, it makes a notification chirp to indicate it's charging. The problem is that this sound comes out audibly, even when headphones ...
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AirPods Pro: clogged ears (Airplane Ear or Eardrum Suck effect) with noise cancellation turned on

I have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro and noticed a strange effect. It is difficult to explain, but it feels like a bit softer clogged ears (Airplane Ear) effect. The same like in the airplane ...
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No Audio on macOS QuickTime MPEG-4 Video

I am wondering what can be preventing the Quicktime player from playing the audio track alongside a video. The files I have are MPEG-4. When launched on macOS QuickTime, there is no sound. I tested ...
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microphone stopped to work after Mac OS reinstalled

I clean reinstalled Mac OS X EI Capitan on Mac Book Pro 2009. After installation I discovered that microphone does not work. There is the internal microphone in Sound Settings (Input), but when I`m ...
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Pins in headphone jack pushed inside, is it possible to remove the metal sheath and fix them

So one of my MacBook pros headphone jack's pins has been pushed inside, and no amount of using a toothpick is fixing it, so it's it possible to take apart the computer, remove the metal casing for the ...
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Is there a way to force AAC on bluetooth headphones?

Macos will connect to my headphones for the first time and use AAC. On further connections, it will switch to SBC and the quality is beyond terrible. The only solution I have found is to 'forget' ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Changing Volume of Bluetooth Headphones

For some reason, when Bluetooth headphones are connected to my macbook the volume control doesn't have any effect on the headphones volume. They seem to be stuck on full volume and doesn't change when ...
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How to play a sound from the command line AND direct the output

I am aware of the afplay command to play an audio file. When I do that it plays through the current selected Sound Output. If I have my headphones in, it plays on the headphones. How can I specify ...
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Why does my blutooth output sound bad when input is on?

When I have my bluetooth headphones connected to my mac, if an application is using the Input, the quality of output is extremely degraded. Why is this? How can I fix it? This can be reproduced by ...
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Catalina - Video (& Audio) stop often and don't work for a while

I have a 13" MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 2018. Since some time I'm having video and audio problems. What usually happens is: I'm listening music (Spotify/Youtube), watching a movie/serie (Netflix (...
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Why am I unable to direct the audio of a video to my internal speakers?

I have an iMac connected to a Cinema Display. I recorded a video on the secondary monitor (the Cinema Display) with OBS. To get the audio into OBS I used the plugin iShowU AudioCapture and I set up a ...
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After Catalina Update Bluetooth Headphones Turn Off Randomly

I use my Bose bluetooth headphone daily. Never had a problem on my macbook pro or iMac. I updated to Catalina 10.15.1. Now randomly the computer switches from headphones to internal speakers. It ...
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Switching inputs from MacBook Pro Speakers to External Headphones

When I have my headphone plugged into my Mac and open an application like YouTube, I can hear sound from the headphones. When I unplug the headphones, I then hear sound from the MacBook Pro speakers. ...
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How to Remove a Sound Output Device Created by an Application

On my mid 2012 MBP running macOS 10.15.1 (Catalina) I had an application create a sound output device. I deleted the application in finder by moving it to the trash. I know this method doesn't ...
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Set video/audio quality when recording using Command+Shift+5

I'm using the combination of command+shift+5 to record both audio and screen video on my computer. The following drawing shows the excact configuration I'm using : However, it seems like there's no ...
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How do I deactivate the sound I hear when pressing left or right in Mac's TV app?

When opening a movie from the new TV app or when watching a Youtube movie, pressing left or right produces a sound which is annoying for me as I want to use the buttons to do what they are supposed to ...
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Sony bluetooth headphones will not connect

System preferences repeatedly freezes every time I try and control bluetooth settings. Same thing occurs when accessing the settings from finder so have to relaunch that as well. Sony WH-CH700N ...
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How to listen to iMac G3 audio files with no extension on a recent device?

I have several files from my ancient iMac G3 that have no file extensions. They were from a text program that also recorded voice, and read text. It came with the computer, but that was 2 computers ...
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Glitch noises during playback on Bluetooth Sony HiFi speaker

I have an issue regarding bluetooth connectivity between my Macbook Pro (2017) and my Sony HiFi that I'm almost certain I didn't have a few weeks back, and it may be a Catalina problem. I'm getting ...
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Repeat audio file on iPod without pause

I want to loop a 10 second audio file (originally a CAF file, converted to Mp3 and Mp4) on two different iPods (both nanos), but on both devices and in both formats there is a short gap between ...
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How do I set all of my apps to Vibrate but my calls to Sound in iOS?

I have tried to do this by hand, but it just doesn't work and shuts off all notifs. Additionally, there are apps like WhatsApp which just don't have a Vibrate setting. Is there a systematic way to do ...
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Macbook notifications cannot be silenced

I have a 2019 Macbook Pro 15" with a touch bar running macOS 10.14.6 The MacBook won't be quiet Notifications off in the notification centre, Slack told to not notify, other apps with notifying off, ...
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Logic weirdly speeds up imported audio

I have Logic Pro X 10.2.4. I never noticed this problem before today: I started having the same problem as shown in this reddit post: everytime I try to upload an mp3 file into logic, it speeds ...
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Bluetooth audio devices stop working after a few minutes

Update Dec 3: I keep experiencing this issue whenever there's little memory left. I.e., Bluetooth audio stops behaving correctly whenever Memory Pressure in Activity Monitor is high; the only way to ...
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How to send Mixxx audio to OBS?

I'm using Mixxx DJ software (free open source) to perform DJ mixes. I would like to start recording the audio from the Mixxx application alongside video captures from my webcam (focused on my DJ ...
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Applescript to change Sound output intermittently [duplicate]

I am trying to have an applescript run every 2 minutes that would open sound preferences, then change the audio output by pressing the up key, followed by the down key. I am using a TV for external ...
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Remove sound output device 2019 - SB230

I'm not a MBP expert, but I installed something a while ago that was supposed to function as an EQ but didn't work well. After removal, that SB230 sound output device still haunts me. Can anyone ...
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Quit/open an app whenever audio output is changed on mac

I'm using Boom as an equalizer and a File Audio Boosting on my MBP when using built-in speakers. But when using a home device (with an amplifier connected by jack to the MBP) or a headphone (bluetooth ...
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How can I use a Steinberg UR22 audio card for audio while recording video with an iPhone?

My need is to record video while using a Steinberg UR22 audio card to feed in the audio signal, via the lightning cable. At the moment, the default Camera application is not recognizing/picking-up ...
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How to force sound (bluetooth) output to be active on macOS

I have a problem with my bluetooth headphones where the connection goes inactive (within a few seconds) if there is no sound output from my Mac. When I play sound again, it takes a few seconds before ...
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How do I fix a microphone problem in Skype?

I have a problem that my voice sounds stutterred or certain bits are skipped when using Skype. I found the solution here: https://superuser.com/questions/728164/skype-cutting-out-and-skipping-my-...
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How to stop an App from interrupting Music?

When I'm squirting iTunes music to my Bluetooth speaker from my iPhone, if I open up an app with video- including an app running just video ads- the app will preempt the music i was listening to, ...
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Stuttering on video conference

I am using a Mac Mini with the newest macOS. The Mac Mini itself is also relatively powerful and has 8 GB of memory. It was recently bought (maybe a few months ago). Yet, whenever I try to use Skype ...
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iPhone 8 randomly resumes playing podcasts and music when I plug in my headphones. Any way to stop?

I listen to music at my desk and when I get up to do something and return and plugin my headphones the music or podcast sometimes resumes. Thing is, whatever app resumes playing isn't necessarily ...
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External microphone audio recording on MacBook Pro Mid-2015

I'm trying to use a RØDE smartLav+ Lavalier microphone with my MacBook Pro. The MBP is a Retina Mid-2015 (running macOS 10.14.6) and has a single port for both audio output (headphones) and input (...
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Macbook airplay to Denon AVR-X4400H — only silence

My girlfriend's MacBook connects to my Denon stereo, but no music plays What we've tried: Connect my own MacBook to the Denon. Everything works perfectly. Connect her MacBook to the Denon The Demon ...
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How can I set which connected devices my iPad Pro (2018, iPadOS 13) uses as sound input and output?

When I plug my Blue Yeti external USB mic into my iPad Pro, I can record with the mic, but I don't get sound from my iPad Pro. It seems the iPad is trying to output the sound via USB to the mic ...
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Bluetooth headset prevents YouTube videos from playing. How do I fix this?

I'm reading this similar issue over on Ask Ubuntu, and I have the same problem. I have a new Bluetooth headset that I can listen with on my Mac OS 10.14.6, but occasionally, YouTube videos will load ...
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Why is my headset reducing sound volume/quality when recording my voice?

So I have some bluetooth headphones (they are Sony; unfortunately, I can't find the information that would tell me the exact model) that have a microphone, so I can use them to record my voice. Fine ...
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TRRS microphone not recognized on macbook pro but recognized on bootcamp

I have bought a 3.5mm TRRS mic (no headphone). When I connect it to my MacBook pro (Early 2015), however, it is only recognized as an "external headphone" and not as an input. When I bootcamp, however,...
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Use external microphone for calls with MFi hearing devices

I have MFi cochlear implant devices (comparable to hearing aids) that I can connect to my iPhone 8. The audio of phone calls or other apps is streamed directly to these hearing devices. However, the ...
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USB DAC to Thunderbolt 2?

I have a 2013 iMac with Thunderbolt 2. I want to connect a USB Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) to the Thunderbolt port to minimise the traffic on the USB bus. Any recommendations?
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Is there any way to use wired headphones (without a mic) on an iPhone call?

I need to make a call to the IRS, where I'll likely end up sitting on hold for 30 to 60 minutes. I was hoping I could just plug my ordinary headphones (they don't have any kind of built-in microphone) ...
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How to stop headphone audio codec connection from downgrading to SBC after initial AAC connection in macos Catalina?

When I initially connect my headphones to my computer, the audio codec used is AAC (as found by option+clicking on Bluetooth Menu Bar Item, and hovering over the bluetooth headphones while a song is ...
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Use BlueTooth headset for media only, not calls, on iPhone

I use BlueTooth headsets to listen to music and podcasts. But I'll often put them down and walk in and out of range. If begin a phone call out of range of the headset, but then walk back within ...
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MacBook Air 2017 internal speakers and headphones sound fluctuating - hardware or software issue?

Problem: My MacBook Air 2017 (OS Mojave) internal speaker is emitting barely audible audio even at max volume. When headphones are plugged in, at times the audio suddenly becomes clear of its own ...