Audio only though HDMI?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MarcusCarpenter, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2013
    Is it possible to pass only audio through HDMI and not mirroring the display.
  2. jadAce macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2013
    I haven't heard about using HDMI for audio only. But it would be helpful to know why you're doing it, because there are alternative ways to get audio between your Mac and some other place (for example, using a 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable). Or, if your headphone jack is already occupied, use a 3.5mm splitter).
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    OSX won't let you turn off a display that you plugged in. All you can do is mirror it to one of the screens or extended display.

    Windows can do this, though. You can also get an apple tv and wirelessly connect to audio over wifi, or use 3.5mm jack/optical in.

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