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.
We anticipate resolving this problem in an upcoming release, and I will update this UserVoice item to “Completed” when the new functionality is fully tested and available.
With newer Apple systems, especially those based on the T2 chipset, many previously singular states of the Built-in audio interface are now exposed as completely different virtual devices by MacOS. One used to be able to plug in a pair of headphones and let the OS re-route the output automatically. Now, this either requires a manual change, or utilizing new frameworks for the same functionality.
Thanks for your feedback, and please stay tuned.
This is a BASIC expectation. SO basic. Disappointing.
Christopher Esposito commented
seems like a no brainer to fix this. or lets just keep extra steps in our work flow. editors love extra clicks! (that's sarcasm)
fix this NOW)
OMG VAYCASEY YESSS!!!!
Happens to me on my MacBook Pro. Never happened until recently. So stupid. Please fix this Adobe. Another annoying bug that hasn't been fixed while more pointless features are constantly getting added....
Every app auto switches except for PP. Please fix this asap -- it's a ridiculous feature to even have to request.
Why would they do this its so annoying!!!! Please fix or give us the option!!!
Thank you @vaycasey you're a life saver!
Oceas Isaac Rodriguez commented
Please fix this
Thomas Moseley commented
Please fix this
This is my top feature request
Ryan Matlock commented
Yes, please make it so that when headphones are plugged in, the audio preference switches automatically (on all computers). Super annoying to have to change it each time.
This feature would be very helpful for those who are working mobile. It feels like an obstacle just to start working with a project all the time, or when you just unplug your headphones. Please let an intern or someone just do this part, it should not be that hard to implement, you have done it before.
Bill Moore commented
Yes, why wouldn't a piece of software include this very basic obvious feature??? It's infuriating editing on a laptop to have to change it every time I move away from my desk, unplug headphones, etc. Seriously Adobe?
same. thanks for the post.
Richard Lanagan commented
Apparently not enough people complain about this. I am complaining about this.
@vaycasey Set me up as well! My gawd that was annoying, dude, why don't you have that on Youtube, tagged appropriately? Thank you =]
G Fish commented
@vaycasey You win the internet today.
@vaycasey YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you so much.
Thank you!!!! @vaycasey Your fix works for me until Adobe corrects it!!!!