Is there any way to mute an individual application in OSX Snow Leopard for free?

Jernara Bussey February 15, 2012
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I like the game “World of Goo”, but there are no built in volume controls. Is there any way I can control the application volume another way? I like to listen to music while I play so muting the whole computer isn’t helpful.

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  1. Karkala Nayak
    February 16, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Hello Jernara,

    Unfortunately, you can't. The game does not have the option of turning off the music/soundfx.

    So you should go with changing PC's volume controls until your preferable level of sound.

    I hope it helped..
    :)

    • Jernara Bussey
      February 16, 2012 at 4:08 am

      That's actually what I'm asking how to do; in Windows you can open the volume mixer and adjust the volume of individual programs but I need something like that for OSX so I can circumvent the lack of in-game volume controls without changing the volume for the whole computer.

  2. FIDELIS
    February 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hello, have you checked the settings for your game?  Most games have the option of turning sound off.  Check in the settings under sound.  It is usually found with the description sound on.

    • Jernara Bussey
      February 16, 2012 at 2:30 am

      The game genuinely doesn't have any sound or video controls. It's been a complaint with the game for years but the developers just never bothered to do anything about it.

  3. Anonymous
    February 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Mute A Single Application
    'Audio Hijack Pro'
    http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/
    http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2009/06/mute-a-single-application.html

    Hear?
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/27310/hear
    Hear can control the volume and quality of each application independently. You can control enable and disable each effect independently

    Detour
    http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/

    • Jernara Bussey
      February 16, 2012 at 2:29 am

      Hi, 
      Thanks for the suggestions (which look promising) but I'm searching for free solutions to this issue.

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        any luck to solve the volume individually?

        • Jernara Bussey
          February 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

          Unfortunately, the only ways to do this are with paid applications like the ones you suggested. :-(

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