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Is Soundflower Really Needed?

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i noticed that Toast 14 comes with sound flower and each time i switch microphones or decide to play music out through my mac speakers it always defaults to soudflower. meaning i have to manually select the Input and output and its annoying.

 

i can temporally fix the issue with: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/SoundflowerSigned.kext

 

but if toast doesnt really need it would prefer to completely disable it and remove the kext all together.

 

anyway what feature on toast uses this driver?

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I think but am not sure it comes from Toast Audio Assistant. I'm not happy with it either and am thinking about ditching it too.

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well i cannot find any startup scripts in any of the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons folders for toast or sound flower in all the library folders.. so i recon it should be safe to remove that kext file, and make a backup...

 

no need for reboot since you can unload it 1st then delete it... since i only use toast nothing else... and if you ever need it just restore and reload..

 

and yes it seems that Toast Audio Assistant is the one that uses it because when you load it when you have deleted the kext it asks you to provide pass for system modifications to restore the kext file..

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anyway what feature on toast uses this driver?

I believe Toast’s screen capture functionality uses it to add system sound to the movies. Without SF the movies would be silent.

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