08 August 2013

No sound on TV via HDMI from my MacBook Pro

src : http://spielbergfanclub.com/2011/07/the-goonies-trailer-poster-plot/
The other day my kids wanted to watch "The Goonies" that I had on my MacBook. So I connected it to our Samsung TV with an HDMI cable. My desktop was mirrored on the TV and everything looked good but there was no sound from the TV!

Every father knows that this is a recipe for disaster. You can't promise a movie and not deliver. So while the popcorn was in the microwave I googled for answers and I found this and this explaining how to send the sound to the TV.
I did what they suggested, holding Option while clicking the sound icon and I chose Samsung TV as my output. Still no sound...

While the pressure was mounting from the sofa I had a small epiphany. I tried restarting VLC, the video player I was using, and indeed that brought the sound to the TV. So it looks like VLC hooks onto the current sound output at startup and it won't switch while it is running. I'll have to check if this is the case for other players as well, but if you have problems with the sound output on HDMI you may just need to restart your player...

2 comments:

  1. The merchandise they create are normally very large in scale and infrequently embrace the likes of tanks, silos, and heavy machine elements. At this point, the corporate chooses the machine store they want to work with. The store then puts the order in their queue and units about ordering materials for the machining job. This may encompass sheet metallic, metallic White Thigh High Stockings bars, metallic rods and extra.

    ReplyDelete
  2. With the expertise we gained with the Lone Star model and its thermal pane window possibility, we decided to make thermal pane windows available for all Capri models. One of advantages of|some great advantages of|the advantages of} a small, family-owned business is that we’ve been place to} adapt in methods larger firms couldn't. We don’t need to have a board meeting to make changes or react shortly to changing market situations. If one thing must happen to help us move ahead, we make that decision shortly and move Electric Blanket on. General Manager of Argo Scott Law added, “This is an incredible alternative and we’re going to rise to the occasion. We have already got the most effective human capital within the business at Argo and we’re excited with what the new new} capital will imply in terms of|when it comes to|by means of} expertise and facility enhancements.

    ReplyDelete