Mute Mac Volume

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:19 pm
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Mute Mac Volume

I want to make a Schedule to turn the volume for the Mac running indigodomo down (MUTE) is there any way to do this ?

have tried searching the forum no luck so far.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 pm
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

thanks but also want to know how to do it in python

because of what yourself mentioned.

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Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:28 pm
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

I have the same need. Anybody find a way to do this?

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:04 am
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

You can do this with a simple external AppleScript (sorry):

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tell application "Finder" to set volume 0


Or via a more complex way:
https://dev.to/kojikanao/control-mac-so ... python-h4g

BTW: we are using Airfoil and the Indigo Airfoil plugin to control all the speakers/volume through the whole house, works perfect.

John

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:32 pm
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

I don't see how Finder can change the Mac volume. Also, I don't want to use an AppleScript. The other solution you describe may be just what I have been looking for. What I am trying to do is mute my Mac from an action group. I tried to install osascript but it did not work. Also, does osascript support python?

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Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:45 am
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

There is no built-in way for Python to do this. osascript is also a command line utility that's installed with macOS, and that's probably the best bet. You can call it from python:

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import os
os.system("/usr/bin/osascript -e 'tell application \"Finder\" to set volume 0'")

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Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:11 pm
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

This solution works perfectly in my Python script. The question I have is how does it work? I am not aware of any actions I can take with Finder to change system volume. Is it a hidden command?

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Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:13 pm
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Re: Mute Mac Volume

The Finder is just the app that's providing the interface for scripting for the sound system. AppleScript targets apps, so they had to put it somewhere. It does the same things as the volume control keys.

Also, there are menu bar controls for volume. What app is that?

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