9. Flash audio does not play after installing Audacity (Mac OS X only)
*update 5/6/2014 - This issue has been addressed since Audacity1.2 and early 1.3 versions. Audacity is now at 2.0.5.
There is a well-documented bug with Audacity that affects the Adobe Flash Player on Mac OS X. The issue is more common with Intel-based computers, but can affect any Mac OS X system.
Audacity resets the Audio rate on some systems to 96000Hz. Flash Player versions older than 9 cannot play audio at rates above 44100Hz.
To fix the problem:
- Open the Mac OS X "Applications" folder, then the "Utilities" folder, then launch "Audio MIDI Setup."
- Change the Audio Output setting to "44100.0 Hz."
- Quit Audio MIDI Setup.
Another fix is to install the latest Adobe Flash Player.