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Mac OS by Paul McFedries

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32. Working with Your Mac’s Sound

Understanding Mac Audio

Sound is an important part of any Mac. From alert sounds that tell you something is happening to being able to enjoy DVD movies, it’s important that you have sound capabilities that match what you want to do. Sound goes both ways; you probably want to connect a speaker system to get sound out of your Mac and you might want to use input devices so that you can record various audio on your Mac.

Understanding Audio Output Options

You’re likely to use your Mac for a lot more than just work. From listening to music and watching video with iTunes to enjoying DVDs with DVD Player to creating your own masterpieces with iLife applications, sound is a very important component of your system. ...

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