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Soundflowerbed stops on sleep

Jul 25 2013 | 2:20 am

Hi, I am successfully running Soundflower 1.6.6b on Mountain Lion 10.8.4 except that if I put the Mac to sleep, when it wakes up again there is no sound because Soundflowerbed has stopped. It needs to be restarted from /Applications/Soundflower/ – usually this is ok but sometimes the routing configuration has been lost and needs to be reset.

Has anyone else come across this – is it something wrong my end or a bug?

Sep 18 2013 | 12:40 am

Still no resolution of the problem. Doing a more thorough forum search I see that There is a longer thread with what may be a similar problem I have tried the workaround posted there with no luck. Also this is this thread where someone has created a fork which seems to address stability but is getting no response

To summarize my problem…

After return from Mac OS X sleep occasionally soundflowerbed is working correctly, more often it is running but the Soundflower(2) output is not routed to any device (not even None) and most often the icon has vanished from the menu bar altogether and has to be restarted.

Sep 19 2013 | 2:21 am

Without meaning to state the obvious other users can have problems with Max if the computer go’s in sleep mode. Just disable sleep mode.
Compared to other programming problems this ones pretty easy to solve.

Sep 19 2013 | 4:03 am

We are not talking Max here, but Soundflower. And Soundflowerbed is supposed to be running all the time. If it stops then ALL sound from the machine stops. Disabling sleep mode in this situation is disabling a useful feature of the machine so it not really a long term option.

Sep 19 2013 | 7:07 am

You could try using ‘Jack’ instead.

Sep 19 2013 | 8:22 am

Jack looks interesting but they seem to be having problems getting it to work with Lion and Mountain Lion (last update was Oct 2012).

I am also considering Audio HiJack Pro – it costs but the company have a good reputation.

Sep 23 2013 | 12:32 am

Hi – I have been testing the fork created by KYAB on 11 Jun 2013. I have had it running on my system for a week now and it seems to be stable – i.e. it fixes the problem that I originally reported where soundflowerbed drops out over an OS sleep.

Please can I encourage you cyclists to adopt at least the stability changes in this fork even if you don’t support he addition of the volume control (which I don’t use), to make the main line useable again.

Thank you.

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