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Soundflower/Soundflowerbed

August 17, 2010 | 4:08 am

hmm i have been having trouble with soundflower and soundflowerbed.

to start off, i have no soundflower bed, i searched all over my computer and nothing. on my apps folder i found the folder but can’t access the folder. here are the screen shots….

when i try to open the soundflower folder: http://cl.ly/9879b51555ae92392a6a

The sunflower folder http://cl.ly/8ddbb3b8729edcfdfd7b

oh and by the way i tried 3 different versions of the soundflower. i tried the beta. 1.5.2, 1.5.1 and i even tried an older version which was 1.4.2

i am running on mac osx leopard.

thanks :)


August 17, 2010 | 2:22 pm

I’m sorry to hear that you are having difficulty with Soundflower. The Soundflower project is a free, open source utility. Although we are happy to offer suggestions where we can, it isn’t officially supported like our other paid software packages.

If you are having setup problems, the Soundflower download includes a readme that describes a simple setup which you may find useful.

I encourage you to check out the Google Code pages where the Soundflower source is maintained and updated:

http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/

Here you will find links to downloads, version information/change logs, project feeds, the SoundflowerDev Google Group, and more. Please feel free to get involved with the project!

Soundflower is one of several utilities like this currently available. Please check out these other internal audio routing projects:

http://jackaudio.org/
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/

Also, you may want to look into taking advantage of Mac OS X’s ability to create aggregate devices out of multiple audio devices, which you can read more about here:

http://www.apple.com/pro/techniques/aggregateaudio/

If you are having difficulty removing Soundflower, open up a terminal and type:

ls /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

if you see–
ls: /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext: No such file or directory

then soundflower is not on the system! You may need to restart just to make sure all applications do not still think it is loaded.

but if you see–
Contents

then soundflower is still installed.

Please type:
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

[ you will have to enter your admin password ]

sometimes the unloading may fail and you need to do the command again one or two times [ type uparrow, return ]

once the unload is successful, then you can blow away soundflower by typing:

sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

Once again, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


October 22, 2010 | 7:36 pm

Since I installed soundflower my sound crashes from about 2 to 2 minutes… I already uninstalled it but i cant get more than 3 minutes without the same crash, Ive read on several foruns people experiencing the same trouble but no one continued with them after uninstalling… Anyone knows something on this?


January 2, 2012 | 3:45 am

i tried to instal Soundflowr andn soundflower bed, but nothing matched the instructions. now I have uninstalled soundflower – gone from the dock and from finder and I HAVE NO SOUND. How to get sound back to my headphones????? I am super new to mac so KISS please!


January 2, 2012 | 8:00 am

go to system preferences –> sound
check the output tab. Select there your headphones (if you have them plugged in) as your default sound output device.

If your headphones are plugged in and you don’t see them listed there, it means there’s probably something wrong with their input jack.

By the way, I am not sure if just deleting soundflower from the dock and finder uninstalls everything properly. you should read the instructions on how to properly uninstall such a package.


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