Tip: Mac OS X Audio - Random Pops -> Workaround
mark last edited by
Dear All,I don't know when this started but at a certain point, after connecting the headphone audio jack to a set of speakers, I was greeted with random pops. Notably, these went away when actually playing audio, but as soon as the audio stopped playing, the clicks came back.I finally had time to research this, and it is not an uncommon problem, and seems to be directly related to some kind of bug in Mac OS X having to do with powering up/down the audio card to save power.But one poster suggested a solution that works: play a silent audio file in a loop in QuickTime player. The fact that audio is being sent to the output ensures the power to the audio card is not turned off, and _voila_, no pops.Best Wishes,Mark
particlep last edited by
like ! (omg - that"s so facebook) coughs. i like this cheeky workaround.
Bill Cottman last edited by
thanks! excellent tip.