If the audio or video play and pause automatically on your Windows 11/10 PC then this post may interest you. This issue is not limited to a particular video or audio player. The users who experienced this problem, have tried different media players and web browsers but the error occurred on every software that they tried. If you experience such an issue on your Windows computer, try the solutions that we will explain here.
Audio and video play and pause automatically on Windows PC
We suggest you try the following solutions to fix the issue:
- Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Run Audio and Video Troubleshooters
- Turn off the Bluetooth of your system
- Rollback display and audio drivers (if the option is available)
- Update display and audio drivers from the manufacturer’s website
- Disconnect and reconnect Echo Dot
Let’s have a detailed look at these troubleshooting methods so that you could know how to perform these fixes.
1] Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
The Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter is a Windows built-in tool. As the name implies, it helps users detect hardware-related problems and fix them if possible. Because this issue may occur due to some hardware fault, running this tool may be beneficial for you.
2] Run Audio and Video Troubleshooters
The Audio and Video Troubleshooters are the dedicated troubleshooters in Windows OS that help users fix the errors related to audio and video respectively.
Follow the instructions below to run Audio Troubleshooter:
- Launch Control Panel.
- Select Large icons in the View by mode.
- Click Troubleshoot.
- Under the Hardware and Sound section, click Troubleshoot audio playback.
- Now, click Next to run the troubleshooter. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The following instructions will help you run Video Troubleshooter:
- Click on Windows Search and type troubleshoot.
- Select Troubleshoot settings from the results.
- On the right side, select Other troubleshooters.
- Select Video Playback and click Run.
Windows will take some time to troubleshoot the problem. After the troubleshooting gets completed, check if the issue is fixed or not.
3] Turn off the Bluetooth of your system
Some users have reported that they were able to fix the issue after disabling the Bluetooth of their computer. You can also try this trick and see if it brings any changes.
4] Rollback display and audio drivers (if the option is available)
The rollback option is used to uninstall the current version of a driver and reinstall its previous version. This option is beneficial if you start encountering errors after a certain update. The steps to rollback the display and audio drivers are listed below:
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand Display Adapters node.
- Right-click on your display driver and select Properties.
- Click on the Driver tab and see whether the Rollback option is available. If yes, Rollback your driver.
Similarly, you can rollback your audio driver from the Device Manager. You will find it under the Audio inputs and outputs node.
5] Update display and audio drivers from the manufacturer’s website
If the rollback option is grayed out, it means that the previous version of the driver is not available on your system. Now, you can try one thing, update the display and audio drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
The steps for the same are listed below:
- First, open the Device Manager.
- Uninstall the audio and display drivers.
- Visit the manufacturer’s website and download the latest audio and display drivers. The driver will be downloaded as an installer file.
- Right-click on the installer file and select run as administrator. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest driver.
- After the installation gets completed, restart your system.
Now, check if the issue is fixed.
6] Disconnect and reconnect Echo Dot
Many users were experiencing this issue after connecting the Echo Dot device to their computers. If you have connected Echo Dot to your system and are experiencing the same issue, try disconnecting and reconnecting it.
The following instructions will help you with that:
- Launch Device Manager.
- Expand the Bluetooth node and find Echo Dot Avrcp Transport. The model number of the Echo Dot may differ from one user to another.
- Right-click on it and select Disable device. After this, you will hear a beep from Echo Dot which indicates that the device has been disconnected.
- Now, launch Bluetooth on your system and connect Echo Dot again.
Hope this helps.
How do I fix sound and playback issues on Windows 11/10?
Sometimes, sound and playback issues occur due to some defects in hardware, like faulty cables, audio jacks, speakers, etc., whereas sometimes, it occurs due to software issues, like outdated or corrupted audio drivers, outdated version of Windows OS, etc. Hence, whenever you encounter such issues on your system, first, make sure that your hardware is working fine.
If you do not find any fault in the hardware, we suggest you try these troubleshooting tips to fix sound and playback issues on Windows 11/10.
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