Warning: If you use Audio Hijack Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by alumac, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. alumac macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I'm not 100% certain about this but I have a sneaking suspicion that Audio Hijack Pro might be a bad app to have on your computer.

    I used to use AHP on my previous Macbook to increase the system volume (it was too low). After a few months of use, my left speaker was not functioning.

    On my new macbook, I've used Audio Hijack to record some Safari audio. When I imported the recorded file into Garageband and pressed play, the Macbook emitted a loud "pop" and the speakers were not working. I tried playing a song in iTunes but got the same "pop" and no sound. I restarted the computer and (thank goodness) everything got back to normal. But I repeated this whole procedure and had the same results.

    I've been scouting on forums to see if people have been facing similar issues with the program. From what I gather, it seems that quite a few AHP users have ended up with damaged speakers but no-one seems to have deduced that AHP may be the cause.

    I've removed AHP from my system and deleted all the recorded files. I'm not sure about this at all. I hope that some one has a better explanation for this. In the meantime, I'm staying away from that program.
  2. The Confabulist macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    Can't say whether there is a problem with the App or not, but did you just drag it to the trash or did you use a program like AppCleaner?
  3. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    I've used it to record music/talk. I've opened the files in audio editors and haven't experienced this, but thanks for the heads up.

    Those guys (Amoeba) are pretty good at answering back right away to any problems. Have you tried contacting them about it?
  4. alumac thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I use AppZapper to uninstall cause it keeps my Mac clean. Dragging the app to the trash also uninstalls just fine.

    No I haven't gotten around to that yet. I just panic deleted the program when 2 and 2 added up :)

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