Fix the Default audio output for iMac Pro
On my previous iMac and my current MacBook Pro the audio in Premiere and After Effects would switch to headphones when headphones were plugged in and switch back to the speakers when I unplugged, all without having to go up to Audio Hardware in preferences and switching.
Now, on the iMac Pro that is not the case. Each time I plug in headphones, the timeline stops playing and i have to go up to preferences and audio hardware and select external headphones or iMac Pro speakers if I'm unplugging them.
I was on the phone with Apple about this as well as Adobe, and what the Apple rep and I found out is that the iMac handles audio a little differently. When you plug in headphones it sees it as a new audio source while the previous iMac and the current MacBook Pro switches it.
On the older iMac and the current MacBook Pro in Preferences/Audio Hardware/Default Output you see Built-in Output (this will be whatever the output is for the computer it self)
On the iMac Pro in Preferences/Audio Hardware/Default Output you see iMac Pro Speakers and if headphones are plugged in External Headphones. It's reading it as two different sources.
Also, which I think is a complete bug is if you are on External Headphones and you unplug them, it won't play the video any more even if you switch the audio hardware to iMac Speakers, you have to quit (sometimes force quit) and reopen the application.
I’m happy to let everyone know that today’s Premiere Pro update enables automatic audio device switching on MacOS. Choose the “System Default” sound device under Audio Hardware preferences and Premiere will automatically use whichever audio device MacOS is using.
voted! This is happening on my iMac Pro with Premiere AND After Effects.
Bring back 'System Default' as an audio option, Adobe! It was in older versions of AE and Pr and just switched automatically with your system's current audio output.
Vote this up for AE too ;)
It may seem small but the amount of time you waste changing these settings is crazy- needs fixing!
I'm glad I'm not the only one with the problem! Hope it is fixed very soon.
We need this fixed ASAP!!!! Stupid problem to have...
I'll add to the list hoping this gets fixed very soon. These seem like silly errors at this stage of the game, hopefully easily adjusted.
Let's fix this on every platform. saying "this is not a feature enough people have complained about" is a poor excuse for not creating something so obviously useful.
This is an issue on Windows 10 as well. Any time you unplug and then replug your headphones while Premiere or After Effects is running, you have to manually go into Audio Hardware settings and swap the output. Either that or restart the program.
For someone like me who is constantly swapping my headphones between different devices throughout the day, this is a major waste of time!
See this thread for reference:
larry towers commented
This is an example of an ill advised feature to request. All hardware is different. Automatic anything with so many possibilities out in the wild is asking for trouble and will likely create more problems than it solves. All headphone outputs for example do not present themselves in low level hardware to underlying applications the same way. It is simple enough to get a cheap little desktop box that accomplishes the same thing with better control.
unreal that this is even a thing. also, how are there ONLY 15 votes? I know a lot of people a running into this issue. it is literal nonsense.
I have the same problem, thanks for looking into this.
Bring back System Default Input/Output in Audio Hardware!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back automatic audio-out device switching!!! This forum thread (https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1889274) is 3 years old with many people filing this, and it still requires going into the PREFERENCES to change where the audio plays out when I unplug my headphones, which is just silly.
When I have my headphones plugged in, Premiere should play audio through the headphones. When I unplug my headphones, Premiere should play audio through the system speakers. I'm on an iMac Pro, it's about at simple as hardware gets.
I have this same issue on my Imac Pro. Didnt realize it wasn't just me!
Falco Minken commented
I dont know about windows, i am using MacOS, the hardware choice in premiere is seperated from the audio output of MacOS. In fact, apple itself is automatically switching to the best availible audio output.
Currently driving me nuts. I went to the Microsoft Store and they had me wipe Windows 10 off my computer and replace everything before realizing this was a Premiere Pro only issue: It confuses my Surface Book 2 as to what audio device is even being used. I now have to go in to Premiere's audio hardware preferences to manually select the Surface Dock, say, to hear audio through that... but when I unplug that I have NO AUDIO and a warning that no device is available. I then have to go back into preferences just to listen on headphones or internal speakers! Pleeeease fix, thank you. :)
Falco Minken commented
Audio hardware options: add a first and second choice audio-output option, and let Premiere switch this automatically by availability.
Example of my dream:
I use a bluetooth headphone while editing. When my bluetooth headphone is turned off: Premiere switches automatically to the 'build-in output' (minijack speakers).
When i turn the headphone back on: Premiere knows the bluetooth headphone is my 1st choice, so it switches automatically to the bluetooth output.
By the way, this is the same for AE and probably all software..