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AudioSwitcher is a simple menu bar application that allows users to select any of the input or output sources of an audio device.

AudioSwitcher allows the user to switch to any of the audio devices by clicking on the device name or to adjust the device volume without switching by dragging the volume slider. The list of available devices is dynamically updated as hardware is made available to or removed from the system.

What's New

Version 2.20 (build 61):
  • AirPlay Devices: Moved AirPlay devices in multiple output into a configuration item behind a dialog. At least on Mavericks OS X 10.9 mixing AIrPlay devices with non AirPlay devices in a multiple output configuration results in static being heard. Maybe a clock sync issue. Also 10.9 doesn't allow selection of individual AirPlay devices -- it's all of them or none of them.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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ylluminate Member IconComment+285
ylluminate
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FYI @MacUpdate and @Developer, please note that MacUpdate Desktop does not update this software. It returns the error:
?ddownload=1517
Error - no direct download available"

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Version 2.18
MacUpdate-Nick
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Thanks for letting us know. This should be fixed now.

ylluminate Member IconComment+285
ylluminate
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Breaks with Airfoil usage when input changed. Actually breaks entire audio subsystem and had to kill -HUP coreaudio.

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Version 2.18
serialangels (Developer)
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@ylluminate, can you let me know which of the BETA versions you were using (macupdate only specifies 2.18). If you're still have problems with 2.18 b47 can you e-mail me at feedback@serialangels.co.uk?

Thanks,

P

Docjk Member IconReview+9
Docjk
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Despite "forgetting" the selectable items in the menu every time it is checked the program worked fine under 2.17. Could start my iMac (27" SSD late 2009 latest OS) and immediately had sound from my USB speakers Focal XS. - After update to 2.18 beta nothing works any more. After every reboot / startup no audio, it forces me to select all the preferred devices again.
Back to 2.17.

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Version 2.18
Vinoman Member IconReview+0
Vinoman
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Very useful app which works very nice.

Its very handy.

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Version 2.17
Wade-Smith Member IconReview+50
Wade-Smith
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For some reason, my audio output defaults to USB Codec after installing Mavericks. This utility saves me the clicks and open of the Sound Prefs to get the main speakers back after using, for instance, a set of bluetooth headphones. I'd like to have seen this sort of function built-in to the volume menu bar icon, but, hey, Apple tends to ignore good advice.

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Version 2.17
Docjk Member IconReview+9
Docjk
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Only a minor cosmetic issue.
Ever since the beginning of this program it has failed to identify the correct output/input label for my devices.
I use Focal XS speakers and Samsung Meteor Mic, both through USB.
Both appear as output devices, despite marking/labeling manually the microphone as input device... Otherwise it works as it is supposed to. I successfully can deactivate the view of the other options and the preferences like volume etc are remembered after restart. No annoying switching of output device any more, convenient. Thanks.

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Version 2.15
serialangels (Developer)
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@docjk,
Are you able to send me a screen shot of your devices at feedback@serialangels.co.uk?
Thanks,
P

piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
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Very handy since many versions and very small. It works great here on an iMac 27'' and I use it day by day on 10.8.4 and an external sound card (USB) - I use an optical output to it and could see all other in- and outputs immediately. Thank you so much for it!

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Version 2.0.3
Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
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I want to like this app, but I can't handle the menubar icon. It remain highlighted in blue even when I switch focus away from AudioSwitcher, and nothing I can do short of quitting the app will get rid of the blue highlight. On top of that, the menubar icon is terrible. It's just a small version of the app icon, and with the shading it stands out like a sore thumb against all the monochrome icons in my menu bar. Plus it's not retina, so it looks all fuzzy.

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Version 2.0.3
serialangels (Developer)
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Hi Drdul,
Would you be able to send me a screenshot of the status item to feedback@serialangels.co.uk? No retina displays here to see what it looks like.
Thanks,
P

hced Member IconComment+171
hced
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My understanding is that AudioSwitcher can't toggle output source between plugged in headset and e.g. the Mac's internal speakers.

If this is correct, a few questions arise:

Is that possible at all? If yes, might AudioSwitcher sport this feature in the future? And if not to the latter, are there other alternatives?

(I don't mean to derail the focus on AudioSwitcher, in which case I apologize.)

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Version 2.0
hced
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By headset I mean things like typical earphones plugged into the mini tele jack; I'm not referring to a USB headset.

sjk
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I'm curious, have you tested it on your system?

hced
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Yes, I tried but was unable to toggle between headset/internal speakers.

sjk
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Hmm, maybe switching between Internal Speakers and Headphones output can't be done (easily) with software.

Vyselegend Member IconComment+20
Vyselegend
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I think this app would be the hands down winner in the category if it added one special feature – change # of channels for a given audio source within the menu. That way I would not have to open Audio Midi manager for apps that decide to revert device back to 1-channel.

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Version 1.933
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Version 2.20
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ErvinsS
Version 2.19
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Olehertzum
Version 2.17
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RONIN427
Version 2.0.3
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Downloads 16,284
Version Downloads 470
License Demo
Date 17 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $0.99
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