7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2009 8:19 PM by evoell
Heathereen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there any way to get the audio from a computer that you are connected to with screen sharing?

I often work from home and use Screen Share to connect to work computer. It would be extremely helpful if I could hear the audio from that computer. I don't expect crystal clear audio, just enough to hear in and out points on quick edits.

Thanks,

Heather

Mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.16ghz intel, 2 gb SDRAM
  • AndrewFreyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When I screen share, I always have audio - and usually is surprisingly clear.

    I'd guess that your volume on one or both of the computers is muted.
  • bilbo_baggins Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)
    I also don't get audio when screen sharing. Could this be an issue when the computer you're sharing the screen with has an audio interface. My Mac Pro has an Apogee Duet connected, and when I share it's screen on my MBP I get no sound.
  • Randy Rohde Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Don't use "screen Share" use iChat there is a screen share item choose it. The audio follows video in iChat screen share option. You can download a utility called Chax http://www.ksuther.com/chax/ install that it allows you to auto accept any request like a share screen request... also make sure that in iChat preferences/audio-video the right selections are made for microphone in...
  • Randy Rohde Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Don't use "screen Share" use iChat there is a screen share item choose it. The audio follows video in iChat screen share option. You can download a utility called Chax http://www.ksuther.com/chax/ install that it allows you to auto accept any request like a share screen request... also make sure that in iChat preferences/audio-video the right selections are made for microphone in...
  • Jeffery Nunes Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    i use screen sharing all the time... my MBPro to my desktop G5 at work... my home MBPro to my old powerbook, which is my itunes music server connected to my stereo, to change the music or internet radio station remotely... etc...

    i really like the screen sharing from the shared item in the sidebar of the finder window... i used to use vnc before 10.5...

    i've never heard of audio coming across the screen sharing window... would like to know more, if it is an option... is it an option in preferences or something?

    regarding iChat, last time i heard, iChat requires a dotMac account for most of its features... i only occasionally use iChat with google, but no audio goes across, nor file xfers... i don't know how iChat would work either since i think iChat would require someone to be at the destination computer to accept the connection... do you have more info about how this works and what "network servers" it requires to work?

    thanks-
  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (15,135 points)
    i've never heard of audio coming across the screen sharing window... would like to know more, if it is an option... is it an option in preferences or something?

    The reference to iChat was audio converstation with the person on the other end while you are trying to diagnose their system.

    It is NOT the remote Mac generated audio.
    regarding iChat, last time i heard, iChat requires a dotMac account for most of its features...

    iChat works with AOL Instant Messaging (AIM) and you can get a free account. I have been using this with my Mom to do text, audio, and video chats with my Mom since Mac OS X 10.3 came out.

    And more recently iChat has added support for XMPP (aka Jabber) instant messaging networks. I use XMPP with my companies IM service, as well as Google's GTalk IM service.
    i only occasionally use iChat with google, but no audio goes across, nor file xfers... i don't know how iChat would work either since i think iChat would require someone to be at the destination computer to accept the connection... do you have more info about how this works and what "network servers" it requires to work?

    A donation-ware plug-in extension for iChat called Chax adds a iChat preference option to auto-accept an invitation to share the screen for a list of specified users.

    But again, this is ONLY useful for getting audio from the person sitting on the other end.

    But the auto-answer for screen sharing can help solve the, how do I get through the home NAT router and how to I find the remote comptuer. iChat is providing that service.
  • evoell Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Screen Sharing with audio. Yes, it's possible.

    [Check out this great tutorial|http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/configuration/playinglive_audio_on_anothermac].

    Works great for me.