Tiger audio balance bug?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by latergator116, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    Recently I have been having a problem in Tiger while changing the volume on my speakers. Sometimes while lowering or raising the volume on my keyboard the audio balance will shift over to the right or left side and blast into one ear (I usually have headphones on). I have learned to deal with the problem by leaving the system preferences audio panel open so I can quickly re-balance it.

    I did an erase and install with Tiger (not related to this issue) and was surprised to see the problem persist. Any idea? Thanks.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have it too, although i haven't been able to re-create it just yet, i'm hoping there will be a fix for it in the next update. freaked me out at first.
     
  3. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's just a bug, I've heard about it before. The balance mysteriously changes itlself. :confused:
     
  4. latergator116 thread starter macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    Thanks for the quick replies, now I know I'm not the only one...

    I'd say the it happens maybe 2 out of 5 times when I change the volume. I'm sure apple must be aware of this huge bug. (let's hope they fix it soon)
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    always submit feedback though so they can fix the issue, i know i did.
     
  6. latergator116 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Will do that; i guess if they get enought feedback they'll put that issue higher on their list (if they havent done so already).
     
  7. miguelcma macrumors newbie

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    Balanced 1.0

    Hi!
    I had the same problem, but I found a nice freeware program called Balanced 1.0. It's a little daemon that runs in background and monitors the balance of the Built-in Audio and adjusts the lower speaker to the same volume of the higher. It solves your problem if you don't want different volumes on each speaker and I think it works only for Built-in Audio. :)
     
  8. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Does balanced just install automatically? I mount the image and run the package, but Spotlight doesnt find a program or anything... there is no indication it's installed besides it saying " The software has been installed" window...

    It's not in my login items either... i think i'm special :(
     

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