Want audio file to stop playing; iTunes is closed

playethic

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I'm not sure where to post this question... belongs in this forum?

I recorded a voice memo on my iPhone. It downloaded to iTunes and I dragged it on to my desktop. It won't stop playing. iTunes isn't open. I can't find anything else that's open that might be playing the file. If I try to open the file (to find a stop button), it just starts it playing again.

I tried starting a different audio, hoping it would switch as the other one is the one I need... but the two audio files just play simultaneously.

How the heck do I stop the audio?

Lisa
 

playethic

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Non-stop audio

Nothing 'suspicious' ... just Chrome, Safari, Word, Excel, iCal, and Mail... and Finder of course.

You mean logging off on iTunes? I will try...
 
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playethic

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Logging off iTunes

Sorry -- I actually can't figure where & how to log off iTunes, as well as closing it? Can't find an option.
 
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Sorry -- I actually can't figure where & how to log off iTunes, as well as closing it? Can't find an option.
Quitting an application is done via CMD+Q or going to the Menu Bar on top, selecting the bolded application name, in your case "iTunes" (if it is the active application) and choosing Quit.



 
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I tried both, including menu-quit iTunes but audio is still playing
Even when going to :apple: > Log Out (as shown in the second screenshot) and concluding the logging out and then seeing the login screen (pictured below) and logging back in again you still hear the sound?

 
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playethic

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OK but

That worked, and thank you for your willingness to post steps and basic-level info.
A bit of a hassle (closing all active applications) as process whenever I download voicememos audio & it plays in iTunes though?
 
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That worked, and thank you for your willingness to post steps and basic-level info.
A bit of a hassle (closing all active applications) as process whenever I download voicememos audio & it plays in iTunes though?
As I do not have an iPhone, only an iPad and rarely sync stuff from the iPad to the Mac, I can hardly understand, why is going on.

If you like, I can help you further with Private Messages and TeamViewer, which allows me to see, what you are doing while the stuff happens. I only bring up PMs, as TeamViewer needs data to be exchanged in order to make our computers speak to each other and that should not be public.
 
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casperes1996

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This isn't supposed to happen though

If you quit iTunes, the voice memos aren't supposed to keep playing, and you're even supposed to be able to stop them while iTunes is open. My guess would be that iTunes isn't playing the files, but QuickLook is playing them from your desktop. Hover over the file on your desk, and see if a pause button appears.
 
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playethic

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Sorry if being thick; I'm not too sure what to do with that? It asks for permission to run your file on Quicktime, I said yes, I see a Finder bar with a sample.ipod.mv4 file/icon and a play bar, the play bar does play instantly but i see/hear nothing... I try to drag your mv4 file to my desktop but no success, & I find no other download option for it.
 
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Sorry if being thick; I'm not too sure what to do with that? It asks for permission to run your file on Quicktime, I said yes, I see a Finder bar with a sample.ipod.mv4 file/icon and a play bar, the play bar does play instantly but i see/hear nothing... I try to drag your mv4 file to my desktop but no success, & I find no other download option for it.
That MOV file I linked normally opens in a new Safari tab or window and you get the QuickTime Player controls and see a short video on how that playback option casperes1996 behaves. There is no sound, as I did not record a sound.
If you use another browser, right click on the link and select to download it.

I just wanted to show you, what might have been going on.

Just out of curiosity, how much do you know about navigating and controlling your computer?
 
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Michael Hyatt

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Even when going to :apple: > Log Out (as shown in the second screenshot) and concluding the logging out and then seeing the login screen (pictured below) and logging back in again you still hear the sound?

How did you take that picture of the login window under Mavericks? I have tried everything, including connecting via a second computer via ssh. Thanks.
 
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mr.datsun

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This happened to me tonight on Mac High Sierra. I previewed an mp3 in the Finder with the space-bar and the file kept playing after I pressed space-bar to stop. I tried previewing another file but it would not cease. In the end I actually had to put a brick though the screen before it would stop.

But seriously, I relaunched the Finder.
 
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