HDMI Volume problems - Help Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hopper717, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Hopper717 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody. I have my macbook hooked up to my tv using an HDMI cable and a rocketfish Mini Display Port and everything works right except the volume is not coming through the tv. The volume is still coming from the macbook. What am I doing wrong? Your help is very appreciated it.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System Preferences > Sound > Output > HDMI
     
  3. Hopper717 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not have an option to select HDMI under output. Is there anything else I can do?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What are your output choices?
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Which model MacBook is it? Not all machines support audio out via Mini displayport.
     
  6. Hopper717, Dec 28, 2011
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    Hopper717 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only output option I have are the internal speakers which is the built in output. My Macbook is 2 and half years old, it was a month or two before snow leopard came out. If it is too old then what do I need to do to get the sound to work? Or can I at all?

    Its a 2009 model, 15", 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo processor
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    OK, that's a MacBook Pro then, not a MacBook.

    That family of machines only supports video out via the Mini DisplayPort.

    The 2010 machines onwards support video and audio via Mini DisplayPort.

    You've got two options :
    1) Run a separate audio cable
    2) Swap your current HDMI adaptor for one with an additional USB connection for audio. e.g. : something like this
     
  8. Hopper717 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, will do. Mine is actually a Macbook, I got it a month and a half before they made it a pro, the only difference between mine and the pro is the pro has snow leopard where as mine does not haha.

    Thanks for all the help. You guys/gals are awesome.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    There was never a 15" MacBook. If it's not a Pro then it must be a 13" Aluminium MacBook. I had one, they're excellent machines.
     
  10. Hopper717, Dec 28, 2011
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    Hopper717 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh wow! That was a dumb mistake on my part. I meant to type 13", not 15. Sorry about that. My mistake.

    Will that same cable work that you gave the link for?
     
  11. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    The 13" Alu and the 15" Pro of that period are very similar. The cable I linked was just the first one that a google search threw up. It should work, however having never used it I'm not personally endorsing it!
     

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