9 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2012 12:25 PM by Reality Hack

    Soundbooth not playing


      I am using Soundbooth on a MacBook Pro. I have loaded an audio file from a .MOV Quicktime file. The file works fine and I am editing for a while, then the play button stops working. It will go green but the sound bar does not move and there is now sound. Likewise if I manually move the bar there is no sound. Everything else in Soundbooth continues to work.

      I have to reboot the application to get the play button working again.

        • 1. Re: Soundbooth not playing
          _durin_ Adobe Employee
          Another forum user, Nicholas, recently reported the same issue on his Mac Pro. I recall there were some issues with a Quicktime Update once that caused similar problems with the audio driver, but this was several versions of QuickTime ago.

          Are you running iTunes or Quicktime at the same time as Soundbooth? Are you using the built-in audio or do you have an external sound device?

          • 2. Re: Soundbooth not playing
            Level 1
            No I have shut down all applications. Was running Premiere and thought that might be it but still problem occurs.
            • 3. Re: Soundbooth not playing
              _durin_ Adobe Employee
              If you've got a few minutes, I'd like to find out the results of this test:

              1. Close Soundbooth if it's open. Open Finder, and go to Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup and launch that.
              2. In the menu bar, click Audio > Open Aggregate Device Editor
              3. Click the "+" button to create a new Aggregate Device. Name it whatever you like and select the Built-in Output and Built-In Line Input as the two devices, then click Done.
              4. launch Soundbooth, open the Preferences > Audio Hardware and change the selection to your new Aggregate Device. Click OK.
              5. See if you can reproduce the behavior you experienced before.

              • 4. Re: Soundbooth not playing
                Bruno Ci. Level 1

                Hi, I've got the same problem on my new iMac, and finally I think I was able to fix it.


                1. First of all you must be connected as an administrator of the Mac.

                2. Then you have to open the preferences window for the audio hardware (Adobe->Preferences->Audio Hardware)

                3. Change the selection for Default Device (e.g. select System Default I/O)

                4. Now it should work


                Please note that after this action, it started to work even if I restore the previous default device. Moreover, now it works also if I start it without being an administrator. Hope this could help you.



                • 5. Re: Soundbooth not playing

                  Hi, I too am having the same issue on my Mac Pro.


                  I have a Mac Pro 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 32 GB memory.  I've recently purchased and installed Adobe Master Collection CS4. After  loading a mp3 track into Soundbooth CS4, I click the playback control  and it stops every time after just a split second. I've tried changing  the Audio Hardware settings, adjust the Buffer Size, starting up with  shift key depressed to force replacing the default preferences. I've  checked to see that "Continue audio playback in background" is selected  and that the Default Device is correctly set. I've also renamed the  Adobe>Preferences>2.0 folder and restarted to force new preference  setting to no avail.


                  I tried the 5 steps _durin_ described except I was unable to creat a Aggregate Device. When I hit the "+" button, nothing happened. Is it supposed to pop-up a dialogue or something to create this Device?


                  I also tried Bruno's suggestion but when I selected "System default I/O" I got this errer:


                  Soundbooth has encountered an error.


                  [/Papago/2.0-gm/MediaCore/MediaLayer/AudioSupport/Make/Mac/../../Scr/Mac/CoreAudioHost.cpp -536]


                  I am greatful for any continuing advise.

                  • 6. Re: Soundbooth not playing

                    I'm having the same behavior as _ddbro_


                    MacBook Pro 2.66ghz 4gb RAM


                    I'm trying to edit an audio track extracted from the premier video clip I'm editing


                    I tried renaming the Preferences>2.0 folder to force a new prefs folder

                    I tried resetting the Soundbooth>Preferences>AudioHardware to System default I/O but get "Soundbooth has encountered an error [/Gogo/main/MediaCore/MediaLayer/AudioSupport/Make/Mac/../../Src/Mac/CoreAudioHost.cpp-53 6]


                    I tried to following Bruno's steps to create a new aggregate device and when I click +, nothing happens. Interestingly, I have a Premier Pro 4.0 device and within it, the devices built-in mic, built-in input, and built-in output are all unchecked


                    Such a bummer.

                    • 7. Re: Soundbooth not playing

                      Soundbooth not playing any audible at all. Bars moving etc. but no sound.  In soundboth I went to  edit/preferences/Audio Hardware/    There is a dialogue that appears which is Direct Sound Full Duplex Setup     Select the box that is for " Speakers (high Definition Audio"   That will do it!   I dont think that any of the other boxes should be x ed out or selected.  Just that one at the top .   I have no idea how that setting even got changed in my system. My email for comment is cmillerbusiness@bellsouth.net

                      • 8. Re: Soundbooth not playing

                        I had a problem that sounds like this one, which was related to the Audio MIDI Setup application in /Applications/Utilities no longer working properly -- the quick way to test, see if you can change anything or create a new aggregate device in that app. I ultimately resolved it by deleting




                        Good luck,



                        • 9. Re: Soundbooth not playing
                          Reality Hack

                          Thanks RMuhlberger! Your solution worked!

                          I just deleted "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.audio.AggregateDevices.plist" like you said and bam! No more audio glitches!

                          If I may say so, you rock sir!