Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 10:40 PM (in response to Boris the Loud Listener)
You're saying its not playing out of itunes and not out of any launched browser?
Look through the Activity Monitor display (make sure Show is set to All Processes) and see if there is anything suspicious in that list.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to X423424X)
Yes, but to be more precise, the "Song Ghost" (that's his new name from now on...) launches with open browser and with iTunes active. It just does not stop when I close out either one or both of them.
On the activity Monitor - Good idea, and thanks. Will look at Activity Monitor, but inorder to do that I will have to keep it running all of the time, so its there when the "ghost" comes back. The clip plays, (kind of faintly in the background and over top of any other audio that may be running, and when it ends, it ends. No looping, no repeat, and no next song so to speak. Its speculation on my part, but the actual sound file must be either hidden, or in an area that spotlight does not search, or (and this is the least likely explanation) I just have not searched on the right file name or partial name. I know exactly WHAT it is, just not where, and what app is running it.
Its a strange one, for sure.
Off now to set activity monitor to auto launch at log-in
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to Boris the Loud Listener)
Also check your widgets. Any there that would take an audio clip?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to Boris the Loud Listener)
Will look at Activity Monitor, but inorder to do that I will have to keep it running all of the time, so its there when the "ghost" comes back.
Why not just launch AE when the song is playing? The goal here was to identify a process that might be playing it while it is playing.
I know exactly WHAT it is, just not where, and what app is running it.
Then use the finder find command (cmd-f), not spotlight. Search for kind=name if you know the name. Or alternatively use Find any File.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 3:40 PM (in response to X423424X)
Thanks X42. I was not familiar with that feature in Finder, need to update myself a bit! The "Ghost" was launched by a widget set to something or another abut Dashboard only. That did it, but thanks for pointing me towards the finder commands.