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While playing a youtube video there is no sound.

"Mel's video of the day" plays the video but no sound and no speaker icon or slider at the bottom of the window. Used to work.

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  • granitledge
    granitledge Mar 29, 2014

    I should have mentioned that Windows sounds and Music CD or music files from my PC play fine.

  • granitledge
    granitledge Mar 29, 2014

    I have already reloaded the codecs for my system.

  • granitledge
    granitledge Apr 27, 2014

    Problem was solved by downloading Adobe Flashplayer.



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You might be having an issue with sound drivers. Try to fix it using Windows System Restore. If it doesn't work, Right click Computer icon, select Properties, then Device Manager. Under Sound Video and Game Controller (or any Unknown Device), check to see if there's any device that's having a conflict (or disabled). If it's disabled, simple enable it. If it's having a conflict, Right click then select update drivers. You might need to obtain the original driver cd that came with your computer. Please send a feedback if this works for you. Thanks.

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Go to control panel --> system --> hardware >> device manager.
If you have problem with driver, there will be a big yellow question mark in your "audio controller". If there is problem, you have to reinstall your audio-driver.
If it is ok, then back to control panel -->sounds and audio devices. In tab "volume", you can see if your system might be "mute" (do uncheck box of mute). And if your volume icon is not in the taskbar, do check the checkbox of "place volume icon in the taskbar".
You can also modify the speaker performance here.

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SOURCE: DVD plays video but no sound on Windows XP

download the codecs from the web link given below and install it and issue will be resolved

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SOURCE: audio configuration problem

I would suggest u to the restore your computer because somebody or you might uninstall the sound card software by mistake. Go on start then all programs then accesories then system tools and then restore

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SOURCE: I have no sound when using internet.

It Could be a problem with some files in Internet explore . The best to know if its an IE issu , please try download any other browser like firefox and try to play you tube sites. If it works then you need register dll files for ie from the below link.

If it doesnt play with Firefox as well try to run
DXDIAG command in run and test the sound

Thank you.

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SOURCE: i am not able to watch videos in youtube .

Hi welcome to fixya. Hope u 'll be fine

May b u can't watch because of bad or oversized cookie.
Simply solution is delete your "Cookies" Don't worry about erasing them;nothing bad will happen. You won't lose your internet browser "Bookmarks" or "Favorites"
As you are dumping your cookies, you should also erase all your "Temporary Internet Files" and "History". When u 'll d this your computer 'll be totally fresh in YouTube's.
After doing this restart your PC
whatever u r using browser to delete cookies, history and temporary internet files Go to Tools > Internet Options
See where is the option of "Delete Cookies and Clear History. Click on respective options to delete them.

if the same problem still exist then may be the problem is in browser then try to change your browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google chrome.

Download anyone then Just install it on PC and use it.I hope your problem will be solved.

I hope this solutions will work and helpful 4 u. Best of luck
Please do rate if it is helpful
& keep using fixya

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