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Jun 21, 2021

Sound problems playing media via a Mac Mini connected to the TV

Hi everyone,

I've got a tricky one. I've connected my Soundbar to my LG TV (65C9PTA if it helps) via optical, and also have a Mac Mini connected to the TV via HDMI that I use as a media centre for my son. Unfortunately, whenever I play media on the Mini - mainly in VLC, the sound goes a little whack and voices don't come out as clearly as if I were playing the same file directly from the TV. 

Does anyone know what the problem is? I'm assuming it has something to do with the translation of audio output from Mini to TV to Soundbar? I've tried changing the audio mode in VLC from original to mono which helps with the voices a little, but no where near the quality if played directly through the TV. 

You help would be much appreciated



Re: Sound problems playing media via a Mac Mini connected to the TV

Hey there _tommy, 


Thank you for reaching out to us and welcome! 


I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this issue with the audio when using your Mac Mini and I will do all I can to assist you! 


Can you tell me if what you are watching is streamed or stored locally? If streaming, this may cause some disturbances in the audio. 


Do you have the same issues with other video devices on the Mac Mini? Such as Netflix. This will help us to determine if the issue is with the source of the setup. 


I look forward to hearing from you! 

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