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No Sound on YouTube | How to Solve YouTube Video No Sound Problems

Posted by Beatrice Green | last updated on Sep 23, 2019

6 Ways to fix YouTube no sound problems of online videos in Chrome/Firefox/IE browsers or of offline YouTube videos

New: YouTube stops working again in Sep 11, 2019. Videos not loading/playing, white screen, log-in error, error code 77, YouTube video no sound and YouTube video not downloading turn into the most frequently mentioned issue. In this article, we'd like to focus on YouTube no sound problem.

Do a Google search and you will see the same question of how to get sound on YouTube has been asked thousands of times. There are answers, but it's never easy to find one exactly working for you. In answer to how to fix no sound on YouTube problems, we've gathered up all kinds of ways, and here is a help center serving up solutions for your online or downloaded YouTube videos no sound problems.

"I'm not stupid, I do have my volume up and the YouTube video isn't muted, but I have no sound when I watch YouTube videos. The video is playing but no sound. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it. Thanks!"

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We do have solutions to solve YouTube no sound problems. But if all failed, try to download video to do a test or to avoid YouTube online audio not working errors. To download, convert and adjust any parameters of YouTube videos, we recommend WinX HD Video Converter.

Solutions to YouTube Plays Videos but Has No Sound

No Sound in YouTube Videos

We will start with the most basic level to help figure out what's going on with the loss of audio on YouTube. Sometimes, problems of no sound on YouTube are just caused by little things like forgetting to turn on sound on your computer, which really happened to some of us. Well, I suggest you go through this list of solutions to fix the YouTube no sound problem one by one.

1. Sound settings. Probably your YouTube sound not working problem is because the audio has been turned off on your computer. Hover over the speaker icon on YouTube to see if there is an "X" beside the volume slider. If yes, then click to unlock it and slide it to your desired level (this works for a large part of people).

2. Sound card. Go to another site to see if there is sound in other online videos. This is for your sound card verifying. If all other videos have sound except for YouTube, then your sound card has nothing to do with the YouTube no sound problem.

Web Browser for YouTube Video No Sound

3. Adobe Flash player. Check out the version of your Adobe Flash player. YouTube and many other video websites use Flash player for video playing, and Adobe Flash browser plug-in problems happen often, which, as a result, show up as no sound or audio in YouTube videos. Download the newest Adobe Flash player to have a try if you are still using the old version. Or get the previous back if the YouTube No Sound problem appears only after you use the upgrade edition.

4. Web browser. You can also try to test the audio by using different web browsers, like IE, Chrome, FireFox, etc, which may be a solution for fixing no audio problem as well.

5. Download YouTube videos. If you are tired of such no sound on YouTube videos problems for reasons of browser or player plugin, downloading videos from YouTube to avoid all of them seems like a good way out.

There is no quick solution for YouTube no sound problems when:

1. YouTube videos contains copyrighted audio track, which leads to the silence.
2. "Google made a code change recently and it caused ALL YouTube video paged to ope with the audio muted". What you can do is waiting until Google fixes the code.

A Better Way to Fix YouTube No Sound Problem

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Download/convert/adjust YouTube videos with no audio error.

WinX YouTube Downloader
Download YouTube online videos to avoid sound problems.

WinX HD Video Converter can save (and convert, natch) videos from the likes of YouTube, and output presets for every portable device from Android to Windows Phone. - Rick (CNET Editor)

Part 2 – No Sound on Downloaded YouTube Videos

YouTube Downloader Fix No Sound Problem

Both bad net connection and inappropriate YouTube downloader would cause YouTube video no sound, because your audio download may have stopped before it is finished. If you lost sound in the downloaded YouTube videos, the problem might be sorted out by changing the YouTube downloading software.

A good one I know is WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, which performs as an all-in-one video downloader, converter and editor. From feedback of users, there has never been no-sound issues in downloaded YouTube video with this professional and fastest YouTube downloader. Better yet, there are various special YouTube video downloading help files. Maybe you will have interest in some of them:

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Info about WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
(Related to YouTube video no audio/sound problem)

1. This YouTube downloader delivers high performance for downloading any videos available on YouTube at the most competitive speed (5-8x real-time download speed).
2. Embedded High Quality Engine helps to keep original audio/video quality, while hardware acceleration, Multi-thread and Multicast Technology, which are designed to enhance YouTube audio video sync, play a big role in solving the YouTube videos no sound problems.

If all fails, our support team is still here to help you deal with YouTube videos no sound things. So relax and email us with your particular case.

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