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no sound from U tube clips

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Postby mutantpoodle » August 8th, 2018, 3:59 pm

me again!
I can listen to radio without problems and i can play CDs

but when i visit certain sites ..usually gardening tips/info sites
I am offered U tube videos with info
I can see the video without problems but I cannot obtain an sound

what am I doing/not doing?

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby Slarti » August 8th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Can you provide a link to a site that is not working for you?

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby Watis » August 8th, 2018, 5:19 pm

mutantpoodle wrote:me again!
I can listen to radio without problems and i can play CDs

but when i visit certain sites ..usually gardening tips/info sites
I am offered U tube videos with info
I can see the video without problems but I cannot obtain an sound

what am I doing/not doing?



Is this behaviour seen on a PC/laptop computer or a mobile phone? On my phone, Youtube videos are muted by default.

Either way, is there a graphic of a loudspeaker with a line through it? if so, the sound is muted so clicking on the icon will turn the sound on.

HTH,

Watis

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby kiloran » August 8th, 2018, 5:23 pm

Strangely, that happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Everything on the PC worked fine, except for sound on Youtube. Sound on other applications was OK. Tried everything I could think of to fix it, then finally decided to reboot. It all worked fine after that. No idea what had happened, haven't seen that problem before or since.

Windows 7 with Chrome browser.

--kiloran

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby mutantpoodle » August 8th, 2018, 5:33 pm

its any site with videos..eg i just went to daily mail site and clicked on irritating videos always showing at bottom corner
video plays...but no sound

same with gardening sites

I have seen and tried the 'mute' sign...no changes

its on a laptop with wired connection

its not just today its been a while
takes me time to pluck up courage to display ignorance....again!
so re boot doesnt help

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby Breelander » August 8th, 2018, 6:06 pm

mutantpoodle wrote:its any site with videos..eg i just went to daily mail site and clicked on irritating videos always showing at bottom corner
video plays...but no sound


I've never had a problem hearing YouTube videos, so I went to the Daily Mail to have a look - sure enough there was no sound.

Turns out the Daily Mail site sets the sound as muted by default. Just click the speaker icon beneath the video to enable sound, doing so also lets you set your preferred volume.

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby GeoffF100 » August 8th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Have you tried a different browser?

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby Breelander » August 8th, 2018, 7:56 pm

GeoffF100 wrote:Have you tried a different browser?


I have tested the Daily Mail in Edge, Firefox and IE. The behaviour is identical in all three. Here's an innocuous page (by DM standards) you can test this on...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... uters.html
...once the page has loaded, scroll down until you get past the video. Once the video scrolls off the top of the page it jumps off the page and plays in the bottom right corner of the browser. The sound is always muted until you click on its speaker icon.

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby gryffron » August 9th, 2018, 11:24 am

Watis wrote:On my phone, Youtube videos are muted by default.

Hi,
I think this is a new Youtube "feature". Pop-up or embedded youtube videos always default to muted. It's to stop annoying embedded videos (and ads) auto-running and blasting out audio when you are at work :oops:

This was added by youtube a few months ago. There was a message about it if you are a youtube subscriber. But of course, it affects you even if you are not.

Gryff

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby Infrasonic » August 9th, 2018, 11:43 am

If you want to block embedded videos completely (they are stealing your bandwidth and slowing page loads after all) then you can get HTML5 video blocker extensions for Chrome et al.

I use 'Disable HTML5 Autoplay' (I've just checked and this is no longer being supported by the developer, hopefully it doesn't become a security risk itself by being bought out by a nefarious 3rd party...So I've swapped out for the reloaded version, see the link).
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/sear ... e-ntp-icon

Flash is still used but much less so and can be blocked/disabled from within browser settings.

No doubt the posters here who use HOSTS will have their solutions too... :D

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Re: no sound from U tube clips

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Postby mutantpoodle » August 10th, 2018, 10:51 am

I have tried to folloiw all ideas suggested here
I have been in and all over control panel and sounds etc et etc

somewhere in all that I have done something.....correct!!

now i have sound

I dont know exactly which bit of my muddling has worked but

many thanks for all the suggestions


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