How to fix No Sound on YouTube

YouTube is the most popular video streaming website. If you are here, it probably means that you do not hear sound or audio when playing YouTube videos. This is a very common problem faced by the YouTube users and is relatively easy to fix too. There are many reasons for this No Sound on YouTube problem and in this post today, we will discuss some possible reasons and the fixes for those reasons. Most of the time, restarting the device is the best option to fix these temporary issues.

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No Sound on YouTube

Try these suggestions and see if the help:

  1. Check Volume settings
  2. Update your browser
  3. Close running programs
  4. Update Flash Player
  5. Clear browser cache
  6. Update your Sound Card driver.

1] The first thing to check is the volume settings of your device. Check and make sure that your device speakers are not muted or at the lowest volume setting. Also, check the configuration settings of your device speakers. Sometimes the Volume Mixer slider is at the lowest possible setting, and thus we don’t see a mute icon on the speaker. Sometimes the YouTube built-in voice controller are also muted or at lowest volume setting. Also ensure that the speaker icon in the browser tab which is playing the video is not muted.

2] The second reason for this error could be your web browser. Such error occurs when your browser is not updated to the latest version. So, if you are facing this no sound error, try updating your browser and check if the issue is resolved. You can also try playing that video in some other web browser to check if the problem is with your browser. If it is, then reseting or reinstalling the web browser is an option you may want to consider.

Related reads: No sound in Chrome | No sound in Firefox.

3] Sometimes the other multimedia programs open on your device may cause this error on YouTube. Try closing all the running programs and check if the issue resolves.

4] Flash Player can also be a culprit at times. It is seen in many cases that updating to a latest Flash Player version creates some problems with the audio on your devices. If you have recently updated the Flash Player and getting this no sound on YouTube error, go back to the previous version and see if it helps.

5] While, this is not the reason most of the times, but the cache files, cookies and the temporary internet files stored on your device may also lead to this error. Clear all cache files and temporary files, and it may help resolve this issue. Use Disk Cleanup Tool to achieve this.

6] If you are generally facing no sound issues on your Windows PC, update your Sound Card driver and see. Also run the Playing Audio Troubleshooter. You can access it via the Settings Troubleshooters page in Windows 10.

Some other common reasons for no sound on YouTube include the poor connectivity, copyright restrictions, etc. Make sure you check the video in some other video streaming website before you proceed with any other fix because there are many videos which are uploaded without any audio.

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TIP: If you are an avid YouTube user, do check out these YouTube tricks post which will enhance your video watching experience.

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