New Mac Mini (HDMI model) will not save audio output setting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stormybot, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Stormybot macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I bought a new Mac Mini (HDMI model) last week to replace an older Mac Mini. I always have to change the Sound Output settings after startup. I'll go to System Preferences -> Sound -> Output and select "Headphones / Built-in Output" because that is how the audio out is connected. However, when I restart, it will be back on "Soundflower (2ch)" every time. The setting will not stay.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Try trashing your sound preferences. I had problems with the same type of thing when I first installed SoundFlower, although they eventually fixed themselves.

  3. Stormybot thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I was not even sure what Sunflower was. I figured it was a default component. So I searched how to uninstall it and it vanished from the Preferences panel. Hopefully that does it. If not, I will post back here.

    Can't restart now since I am downloading iOS4. :)
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Soundflower is definitely not a standard component. It's actually an audio extension from Cycling74 that lets you route sound from one app to the next.

    I actually use it in conjunction with LineIn so I can use MacSpeech Dictate on the internal microphone. (MacSpeech does not support that naturally)

    I'm a bit disturbed as to how it wound up on your machine.
  5. Stormybot thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Thanks guys. This looks fixed. I uninstalled Soundflower.


    It is entirely possible I installed something on my old Mac Mini that installed it. I remember some program I got a long while back that allowed you to stream audio not just from iTunes, but from any source on your computer to Airport Express. That may have installed it.
  6. valmont74 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010
    Sound output settings wont stick

    I use HDMI for sound, and everytime i reboot the Mac mini the settings are restored to default (built in speakers), that is very annoying.

    Thank god the sound settings regarding HDMI output in Plex stick, but I really hope Apple issue an update to make the the sound settings stick even after a reboot. They do stick after putting the Mac to sleep however.

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