Why can people listen to what I'm hearing through my headphones?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ammar666, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Ammar666 macrumors newbie

    Ammar666

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    Sep 19, 2015
    #1
    I use my iPhone earphones to have Skype conversations with my friends/family. However for the life of me I cannot figure out why they can hear whatever it is that I listen to when I'm having the Skype conversation. For example if I play a video during the Skype call, they will be able to hear the video even though I'm playing it through my earphones only!

    How is this possible and how can I fix it?
     
  2. vkd Suspended

    vkd

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    Sep 10, 2012
    #3
    It is because all the sound out of your device goes through the same channel, that means sound out of Skype and sound out of a video go to the same sound channel, which you have plugged headphones into to receive. Regardless of how you are receiving the sound, on a hardware level it is quite simplistic and only one channel is in operation.
     
  3. Ammar666 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Ammar666

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    Sep 19, 2015
    #4
    The thing is that it doesn't always happen. It does happen on most occasions but not always. I'm using a 12-inch MacBook and this never happened on my old 2013 rMBP.
     

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