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The FE210 is a very low cost basic video stills camera. Although it has the ability to record video when needed it does not record audio as it lacks the hardware to do so (click here to see the Olympus model specifications which clearly show no sound recording facility listed under Movie Recording System). On your camera it's really only a free taster of video simply because the camera shares hardware with other models in the range which record both video and audio. Keeping it basic on the FE-210 keeps the price down as many users don't want to record video and so don't want to pay for unnecessary features.
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The reason you get no sound on playback of videos is that this camera is not equipped with a Microphone. This is one of the most confusing and disappointing features of the camera as whilst it has video capability it has absolutely no ability to record Audio.
Olympus have omitted this feature on this particular model to keep costs down and unfortunately there is absolutely nothing you can do about it in terms of adding original audio.
However, if you have a video editing program on your computer you can use this to add a voice over or even a soundtrack to the video to prevent it from being completely silent.
Unfortunately no original audio can be recorded with the FE-210 because of the omision of the microphone in the model specification by Olympus.
Hope this clarifies the issue.
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I have the Olympus x-42 and had the same problem. My camera has a microphone but no speakers so i can only hear the videos which i have recorded on the camera on my computer. If your camera is the same make as mine, maybe we had the same problem?
This was done intentionally by the camera manufacturers. I agree that it is not fair but the purpose of the movie mode is not to replace a video camera. It just allows you to take short movie clips. Depending on how long you have owned the camera you might be able to exchange it for a model that does allow audio capability in movie mode as Olympus does have other FE models that allow for this feature.