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20 views

microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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0answers
30 views

Why is Google Chrome sound lower than other apps on my Mac?

When I watch Hulu or YouTube, the sound is lower than what other apps, like Spotify, make. Why is that? How can I get Google Chrome to be louder? I'm using the latest Google Chrome on OS X Mavericks. ...
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1answer
40 views

How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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2answers
140 views

Suggestions for cutting/clipping videos on Mac OS X (iMovie produces very large files)?

I need to cut out parts of a video (+ the associated audio, of course) to make a short clip. For example, take 2 minutes from one location, 3 minutes from another part of the video, 30 seconds from ...
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1answer
35 views

Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
0
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1answer
182 views

How to manually install text-to-speech voice packages in OS X?

it's nice to have the text-to-speech voice in OS X. I can easily read and listen to two articles at the same time (my "super" brain works that way)! I am wondering tho, where is the voice packages ...
1
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1answer
96 views

How can I use Quicktime to record my screen with sound?

I know how to do a screen capture with audio. I already installed Soundflower. I select the output to Soundflower, and I set the setting on my Quicktime. My question is...how can I also listen to ...
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2answers
71 views

Harmful to plug earbuds into computers?

I just purchased a pair of Bose QC20. Advertised as noise-canceling headphones, they are actually earbuds. I usually use them with my iPhone. My question is: is it harmful to the earbuds if I use them ...
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0answers
13 views

Scrip to setup default audio output

I wish to be able to run a script to setup my Macs default audio output to soundflowerbed and then the possibility to switch back again to the speakers. I also wish to be able to start soundflowerbed ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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1answer
60 views

How to connect MacBook to the Pulseaudio via bluetooth?

I'm running Fedora on a home server with wired speakers connected. I have set up the Pulseaudio as A2DP Bluetooth device. I can connect my Android phones to it and play music. But my MacBook fails to ...
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1answer
126 views

No sound from headphones. Ubuntu on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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0answers
22 views

Analyze audio (live or recorded) for a specific sound and increment a timer

I am looking for a way to estimate the amount of time a specific individual spends typing everyday, this individual types extremely loud so catching the audio of the keyboard strokes isn't a problem, ...
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0answers
76 views

Mac problems with USB Audio

I have a 27" last gen iMac. I bought a two Jabra headsets to use them with softphone clients. They don't work on my Mac (OS X Mavericks 10.9). I can hear audio (although not that well), but I can't ...
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1answer
365 views

afconvert: Difference between AAC formats: 'aac ' 'aace' 'aacf' 'aach' 'aacl' 'aacp' 'alac' 'paac'

When using afconvert for AAC output, I find little documentation on the format variants under the m4af category: 'aac', 'aace', 'aacf', 'aach', 'aacl', 'aacp', 'alac', 'paac'. I can guess probably ...
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1answer
220 views

Starting airplay from command line, to send output of 'Say' Mac OS X command to airplay

Ok, Sunday question :) Trying to make a little joke... 1) if you open a terminal, and type "say -a ?", Mac OS X will give you the list of devices it can send spoken words to. On mine, it says: 39 ...
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1answer
213 views

Headset mic not working

I've bought today the Senheiser PC 3 Chat headset and couldn't make the mic work. I'm a mac user and have a m-audio Fasttrack Pro. I both tried to plug to the computer and to the sound card but I ...
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3answers
3k views

“reload” mac audio drivers without rebooting

I have an external audio interface (M-audio fast track c400). In order to get my macbook to recognize it (display in audio/midi setup), I have to reboot, which is a hassle. I have had other m-audio ...
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1answer
461 views

Mac sound output doesnt switch to laptop speakers after removing headphones

The system config shows which speaker should be on. But the sound only comes from headphones when I attach them. To use the normal speakers, I have to restart OSX (10.6.8). If I plugin headphones in ...
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0answers
158 views

Soundflower with FireWire soundcard transmits on all output channels

when I try to use Soundflower together with my external 12ch FireWire sound card on a MacBook Pro, I get the same signal (left and right channel combined) on all of the output channels. If you know ...
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1answer
54 views

Monoing the output of the audio jack in Mac OS X

I am using an audio mixer which only accepts mono inputs and I want to send the output of my MacBook Pro to it. I just wonder if it is possible to convert the stereo output of the audio jack to mono? ...
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1answer
448 views

How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...
0
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1answer
379 views

Mac: Create one virtual audio device out of the combination of others

So I have just realized, that my Traktor Audio 6 would use EVERY and ANY input labeled device as an input...well, duh, how could I think it'd only use the MAIN in's and out's. But now I have the ...
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0answers
34 views

Solution for new Mac where my old Windows fonts, programs & products don't work

I've recently switched to using a Mac from Windows. I've been using a TrueType font on Windows that is privately engineered in order to work with transliteration (for the Sanskrit language). On many ...
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1answer
100 views

Apple Retina display doesn't detect headphone

Here is my setup: I have a MBP 15 Retina Display with a Thunderbolt monitor connected to it. I have a specific set of earphones (IEMs) which aren't being detected by the audio out port. Despite ...
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1answer
223 views

How to tell my Macbook to never use the speaker but only headphone

The macbook is used in the office. So I do not want to make it sound in the speaker. It should output sound when there is an earphone connected to it. Otherwise no sound. Is it possible to configure ...
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0answers
41 views

Dual channel audio not playing on Mac Mini Server

My new Mac Mini Server will not play dual channel audio from Spotify, Quicktime, or iTunes. It plays single channel audio just fine. Also, the startup chime comes on fine, which I believe is stereo. ...
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0answers
191 views

How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
1
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0answers
248 views

MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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1answer
91 views

Use lineout on Mac for audio processing

Does anyone know of a way to set the linein on a Mac to route from the lineout? I want to essentially work with the music played on my Mac. An alternative solution I suppose would be to set the ...
0
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2answers
585 views

Stream internal sound from mac to pc?

I'm using a headphone connected to a PC, however, I also use a mac. I want to make it so that the internal sound, coming from the mac will also be heard over at the pc. So I want to convert the ...
3
votes
6answers
4k views

Mac Mini 1.66 (32-bit) no sound on Windows 7

I've tried everything I could to get the sound working. I've tried to install the drivers from the Snow Leopard disk, then I went and got the latest RealTek drivers from the RealTek website. Then I ...
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2answers
847 views

Mac audio does not work, could be hardware issue

Plain Mac OS X installation (10.6.8), and all of a sudden the audio stopped working. I get visual feedback upon changing volume with the keyboard, and the icon in the top right reports that audio is ...
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0answers
152 views

No sound from Mac Mini after OS X server reinstallation

I had to reinstall OS X Lion Server 10.7 on my Mac Mini late 2011 due to partition and boot record corruption. Since reinstalling I have not have sound. The only sound device that shows under ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Why am I unable to adjust volume or keyboard brightness on my Mac?

In the past two weeks there have been several times when I have tried to adjust volume and / or keyboard brightness on my Macs on both OS X Snow Leopard and Lion only to be shown an icon with a "no" ...
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1answer
878 views

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6?

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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1answer
170 views

Forward Sound Through to Headphone port--Mac

I have a Mac Mini which is connected to its sound output through the sound output port. I was wondering whether I can have the audio output from another computer into the Mac's sound in port and have ...
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1answer
431 views

How is it possible to permanently mute a Mac?

At my school, the administrator seems to have completely muted our Macs. Students are not permitted to raise the volume, and when we try, a the volume symbol pops up with a line through it. How did ...
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1answer
696 views

Sound doesn't work with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro and yesterday the sound just stopped working. It was funny cause I turned it off and tried and cool it down because I thought that it became too hot. After that it worked, but a ...
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2answers
2k views

Set the default headphone volume on OSX?

I've tried googling this but without any success. Everyone seems to be telling stories like the one below: So tonight I was about to watch a new promotional video, but I forgot to turn down the ...
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1answer
354 views

No audio in Mac OS X on brand new iMac

I primarily use my Mac for iOS development, so I rarely use audio and I commonly have it turned of to not disturb my co-workers. Therefore I'm not really sure when it stopped working. Anyway, today I ...
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1answer
389 views

Getting a USB turntable to be detected on Windows or Mac

I have a SoundLab G056C USB turntable but I'm having trouble finding out how to get it to work with Audacity. For one thing I can't detect it in Windows or Mac - I'm told it comes up with the usual ...
2
votes
1answer
966 views

Using Macbook Pro's built-in microphone in VirtualBox 4

According to the VirtualBox changelog, version 3.2.0 added support for audio input on Mac OS X hosts. I'm currently running version 4.0.6 which is the newest version and am trying to use my Macbook ...
2
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1answer
875 views

Mac: disable the “boop” sound played when search results are not found

When you search in a page in many Mac applications (Firefox, Chrome, TextMate), a sound is played when results are not found. It's the "boop" sound that usually indicates that you are unable to ...
0
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1answer
874 views

Audio not working on Mac laptop

My Mac won't play audio at all. When I start the computer, it makes to boot up sound, but when I go to play music or turn the volume up it doesn't go anywhere. When I go to System Preferences and to ...
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2answers
95 views

Synchronize Computer Audio Devices

My friend and I have two Macbook Pros, each with an LED Cinema Display being used for audio. When my friend listens to music I can't hear it as well as him, because I am in front of my own machine. ...
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0answers
194 views

Stop Mac OS X from un-muting sound when display returns from sleep

I keep my Mac muted at all times; the display turns off after 10 minutes of no use (to save power). This is a good feature, but it "unmutes" the sound when I return. How can I stop it from doing this ...
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3answers
2k views

USB audio stops working randomly on Mac OS

My on-board audio doesn't work since a long time, so I was using a Skype (official) USB headset. So far so good until it broke (cable cut). After that, I tried a cheap USB sound card (model SJ-588) ...
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1answer
770 views

Is it possible to automate hdmi output sound to tv and vice versa in a macbook pro?

I'm with a macbook pro (2009) that has a mini display port. I've already bought a hdmi cable, and external output to a lcd tv is possible. My question is: I have to manually change the sound output, ...
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4answers
6k views

How to run a script at shutdown with Snow Leopard?

I want to run a script when I shutdown or restart my iMac, running Snow Leopard. I read somewhere that one could use the /etc/rc.shutdown.local for this, but it is not working for me. For example, I ...