Background Music, a macOS audio utility: automatically pause your music, set individual apps' volumes and record system audio. (by kyleneideck)


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18 days ago

kyleneideck/BackgroundMusic is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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  • Volume control in MacBook Pro 2020 | 2021-04-18
    Yeah, I heard about this application but it wasn't free. So I tried BackgroundMusic, which is free, but the audio was clipping when I used it along with MS Teams. And now I'm back to looking for alternatives -_-
  • Change sound volume by program | 2021-04-10
    I had the same question few days ago, and I found Background Music. Free and open-source as you can see, and does the job. | 2021-04-08
    You can use Background Music. It's free and open source. It's still in beta but generally works great!
  • Apps to control volume from each app | 2021-04-08
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    - on mac you can use BackgroundMusic or other software to achieve the same thing.
  • MacOS needs better and easier sound control IMO | 2021-03-23
    Background Music seems to be free and allow you to change sound of individual apps, but haven't tried it out. | 2021-03-23
    Have you tried the 0.4.0-SNAPSHOT-c0ab98b pre-release version? That one should work on macOS Big Sur.
  • Isn't it pathetic that MacOS doesn't have an internal volume mixer just as Windows? | 2021-03-16
  • Users are losing out against Big Sur’s sealed System | 2021-02-28

    I have to say it really doesn't seem like you spent any effort trying to actually fix your issues.

  • ZOOOOOM | 2021-02-26
  • Auto-stop for music app when another sound source is active. | 2021-02-23
    I found but I do not know if it is good
  • Media Keys And Control Center Apple Music Do Not | 2021-02-22
  • Is there an app or something to control the volume of different apps? | 2021-02-22
  • How to manage League of Legends audio and discord audio? | 2021-02-20
    Either adjust the volume levels in the settings for the app itself, or you can use something like BackgroundMusic to have a Volume Mixer-like option overall.
  • Best Free Alternatives to Must-Have Mac OS Applications | 2021-01-31
    Background Music let's you control the audio of individual apps like in Windows. It's free and open source: