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LineIn Reviews2.3.0

10 September 2014

Enables soft audio playthrough from input devices.

Anonymous
02 April 2004
Version: 1.2

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I use "Audio MIDI Setup" to preform the same task on MacOS X 10.2.8 No need to download anything, it's already installed on your system. Click this link to find it on your computer... file:///Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.app
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smtstepper
24 May 2020
Version: 2.3.0
Running catalina is there a 64 bit version to download?
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joeylariviere94
17 April 2020
Version: 2.3.0
didn't work, can't download.
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fred-laxton-macupdate
16 April 2019
Version: 2.3
It looks like their Loopback app can do this - I just used it to route my Line-In to my surround-sound speakers ;-) https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/
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5
fred-laxton-macupdate
16 April 2019
Version: 2.3
FYI, I use SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba for sound selection and also it has a Line In function. On SoundSource 3 (free to any owners of Rogue Amoeba software) it is called "Open Play-Thru Window" and then you click "Start" to route Line-In to your selected output. I just started a trial of SoundSource 4 (just released) and haven't seen (yet) how to redirect Line-In to Output. But I will find it ;-) Anyway, to get your free SoundSource 3 that includes "Play-Thru", find a Rogue Amoeba license that you bought and go here: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2017/02/14/soundsource-the-sound-control-that-should-be-built-into-macos/
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attilahun
04 December 2018
Version: 2.3
I'm using LineIn it to route audio from my tv (toslink) to my Mac mini to my dac. Is there any way to use my apple remote control to control volume via my Mac mini? Many thanks
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Dualist
03 March 2016
Version: 2.3
I have used this for a very long time now, but unfortunately, with the new iMacs sans audio in port, it doesn't work as well as it used to. I was forced to purchased a USB audio input device and with some fiddling I managed to get it working, but the creeping latency has returned and periodically I need to reset "Play Thru" in order to eliminate increasingly garbled sound. It's not a huge deal, and LineIn mostly works still, but it would be really nice if it was updated again sometime soon.
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brookepeters
06 January 2016
Version: 2.3
Help. I have a Mac (Yosemite, 10.10), a Yeti USB mic and the latest version of LineIn. It sounds terrible in my headphones...echo-y, boomy, delayed maybe...perhaps this is the latency issue that was supposedly corrected in this version? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Such a bummer. I was so excited to finally find a way to hear myself through my headphones and apparently I'm not supposed to be having this problem anymore.
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5
Wunderhorn
02 July 2014
Version: 2.2.0
Works well, easy to use.
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5
Sam"Bytemunch"E4561
21 April 2014
Version: 2.1.1
I needed some tunes for a party and didn't have a charge cable for my speakers. Two minutes on Google and I find this, plug a phone in through a 3.5mm to a random port on my iMac, mess with the settings on the app and boom, party is back! Cheers guys :D
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5
wimadrid
09 September 2013
Version: 2.1.1
Excellent, I can finally hear the music from my USB turntable directly on my mac! Until I found LineIn, I used one of these workarounds: - Recording with Audacity with Audio Playthrough (Preferences/Recording/Software Playthrough) - Recording with QuickTime Player. As soon as you hit record (File/New Audio Recording) the sound goes to your default output, just remember to turn up the volume which QT always seems to set to mute.
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4.5
seba-szwarc
25 October 2012
Version: 2.1.0
It's nie app. However I stil didnt figure it out how to set up microphone on usb properly. When I put pas-throough button i hear some noise something like feedback bettwen microphone and external speakers.
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5
Atterboy
22 October 2012
Version: 2.1.0
Was looking for a way to play music through my mac from my record player via a USB cable input - this was perfect! love the simplicity and the fact that it worked straight away (no tweaking required)
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Templogin
11 February 2012
Version: 2.1.0
I have been wondering for some time the best way to get some audio from a tape memo recorder to my mac. I was looking around Rogue Amoeba's site contemplating Fission over Audacity, having been so pleased with Audio Hijack, when I came across LineIn. It looks like the perfect solution to me. Thanks a lot Rogue Amoeba for releasing this nifty little tool.
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Schorschinjo
04 October 2011
Version: 2.1.0
Just a notification: New version requires 10.6. The requirements info here needs to be updated. Developer's website states it correctly. I've gone the hard way and first overwrote my installation on a 10.5 PPC and then found out... ;-)
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5
gcoghill
03 October 2011
Version: 2.1.0
Great little app used in conjunction with Soundflower to record Skype calls in GarageBand for podcasts.
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Anonymous
25 October 2005
Version: 2.0.1
After about 20 min with Linein in the background will drop its latency to about a second. Delay is not cool
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Anonymous
25 October 2005
Version: 2.0.1
/Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.app Audio Devices tab, Audio Input section (lefthand side), check the box in the "Thru" column to get playthrough for that device. Simple as that, you don't need extra software to get play-through! Would be nice if Apple put this functionality right in the Sound prefs, but then tech support would probably have to put up with alot more newbies complaining of audio feedback after they "checked some box somewhere"
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Fayyazb
01 April 2005
Version: 2.0
is it possible to use normal mic to connect to the G4 and use this software. because it used to accept only USB mics, with this software does that problem get solved?
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Anonymous
18 January 2005
Version: 2.0
this is a useful and good and working fine app. that said, note that you can achieve play thru by launching audio midi setup and toggle on "play thru" and place it in the dock - it will consume 0 cpu unlike this app. i hope future versions of audio hijack will not require v2 as v2 more cpu heavy than v1, esp when its not hidden. what would be really helpful is a simple toggle on/off script etc that does not require constant cpu usage.
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5
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.2
Hey - it works for me... It seems silly that Apple didn't include this option on OS X like they always did in OS 9. It's a shame to have to open a separate program to get this functionality, but ... it works, and it's free. What more can I say?
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4.5
Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 1.2
An excellent simple small application that enables external sound sources to be fed through a Mac. Coupled with something like like Wire Tap your iTunes library can be filled up with your favourites.
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4.5
Acatenango
04 August 2004
Version: 1.2
But with "Audio MIDI Setup" you can't activate play-thru with Griffin's iMic! The checkboxes aren't markable. LineIn solves thes problem. Now I can hear my Mini-Discs (how oldfashioned ;-) over the Mac and the JBL Soundsystem. You made my day! Thanks. It would be great if I could aktivate it over the menubar. It's not very attractive to open the application and to activate it every time again.
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Anonymous
02 April 2004
Version: 1.2
I use "Audio MIDI Setup" to preform the same task on MacOS X 10.2.8 No need to download anything, it's already installed on your system. Click this link to find it on your computer... file:///Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.app
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Anonymous
10 December 2003
Version: 1.2
To enable play-thru in OS 10.3, open Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup and check the Button under "Thru" in the "M"-row in the lower left field. From then on, sound will play thru, even when the app is closed. Renders LineIn obsolete, kinda.
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Anonymous
03 December 2003
Version: 1.2
Works perfectly for me under 10.3.1. I used Audiocorder previously and this app seems to need less cpu cycles and memory. It also appears to be a bit louder than Audiocorder's loudest setting. So I can really recommend it. I wonder why Apple hasn't built this into OS X ... this used to work under OS 9 without extra apps, right? PS: low feature rating as it doesn't have any features to speak of.
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Anonymous
20 October 2003
Version: 1.2
Thank you! I'm surprised there are not more utilities that do this.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 April 2003
Version: 1.0
Very nice
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