Mac Pro Audio Output Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by novagamer, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. novagamer macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey all,

    I got a mac pro a few days ago and as this is the first professional mac I've owned, it also has the most output options, especially in the realm of audio.

    I would like to know how I can configure the front (headphone) audio jack to mute the Line-Out (to speakers) when I plug in my headphones, and vice versa; how I can get it to un-mute the Line-Out when I unplug my headphones.

    Currently when I plug in/remove my headphones it defaults back to the Internal Speaker inside the Mac Pro, instead of the Line-Out which I would like it to do. I've tried messing with the sound panel in system preferences, but I can't seem to get it to work the way I'd like it to.

    It's a great machine overall-I'll be doing an extensive write up within the next few weeks once I get a website up and ready to go. This is really the only minor problem I've had, other than the occasional application crashing.

    I'd appreciate any help! Thanks:)
     
  2. Origin macrumors regular

    Origin

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    Nantes, France
    #2
    I don't think this is directly possible, BUT, you can use a little tool to switch between audio output from your menu.
    Sound Menu (Aspirine.li) or SoundSource (from Rogue Amoeba) will do the job ;)

    This is what I personnaly use to fit this kind of need ;)
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    Wow, I didn't even realize the headphone port didn't mute the line-out port. For me, plugging something in there doesn't do anything, nor does unplugging it. I have to select "Headphones" from the Sound Preferences and then re-select "line out" afterwards. I always just use the headphone port on my external speakers.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    #4
    Plugging headphones in doesn't mute the optical out I've discovered although it does mute the internal speaker. When using Boot Camp I have to plug something in the headphone port to shut the internal speakers up. :)
     

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