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5 Ways to Fix No Sound on YouTube Problem

As the most popular video-sharing platform in the world, YouTube has millions of users who listen to the music and watch the videos every day. Almost every video has an audio track, which is of paramount importance for the viewers to understand the video. However, sometimes there is no sound in YouTube due to different reasons such as the speakers are muted or at the lowest volume settings, outdated Adobe Flash Player and audio device drivers as well as massive browser caches and cookies of browser, etc.

“How to unmute YouTube video” is a very common question that has been referred to frequently. While it is relatively easy to fix. If you are facing no sound on YouTube problem, please kindly refer to the following solutions:

1. Check the Volume Settings

2. Fix No Sound in YouTube with IObit Driver Booster

3. Clear Browsing Data

4. Update the Adobe Flash Player

5. Update Audio Drivers


Way 1: Check the Volume Settings - the First Step to Unmute YouTube Video

If the video plays but you can’t hear any sound, it is recommended to check the volume settings first. To check the settings, please right-click the “speaker” icon on the Taskbar and choose “Open Volume Mixer” which includes several sliders like “Device” (the speakers that dominate the volume) and “Applications” (including the browser you use). Ensure the speakers and browser are not muted or their respective sliders are not positioned at the bottom.

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When all the sliders are turned up but YouTube video still doesn’t play any sound, then check if you have turned off the sound in YouTube - see if there is a cross mark showing on the volume icon which is at the left bottom of the video. If yes, click on it to unmute YouTube video.

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If there is still no sound in YouTube, please try the next solution.

Way 2: Fix No Sound in YouTube - With IObit Driver Booster

Most people are used to type the keywords like “how to fix no sound on YouTube” “how to unmute YouTube” in the browser and try to cope with the problem as per the instructions of the selected solution. As a brilliant third-party software, IObit Driver Booster is recommended to the readers who don’t have too much time or patience, since it can easily deal with the no sound on YouTube videos issue. It can both update and fix faulty drivers and has proven expertise in fixing driver issues in Windows 10 after the upgrade. If there is no sound on some YouTube videos in Windows 10 due to a driver problem, Driver Booster is able to fix this issue in just several clicks.

Let's see the following steps:

1. Run Driver Booster, then click “Fix No Sound” in the “Tools”.

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If Driver Booster hasn't been installed on your computer, you can download the free version here:

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2. Click “Fix” and it will automatically check your computer sound and fix if there is a problem.

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3. If the sound doesn’t work, continuously click “No. Try next solution” until you hear the sound from YouTube video. In other words, if the no sound on YouTube problem is solved, click “Yes. It works”.

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Way 3: Clear Browsing Data - Solve “YouTube Not Playing Sound” Problem

Does it cost you a lot of time to open a YouTube video and finally you find there is no sound in the video? It might be caused by the stored browsing data on your computer. Browsing data is composed of the websites you’ve visited and its corresponding URL, the cookies, saved passwords and other site data, as well as cached images and files. The data stored on your computer may slow down the surfing experience and even cause problems such as no audio on YouTube. Therefore, cleaning the browsing data will be a useful way to fix the problem.

Since no sound on YouTube in Chrome is a very common problem, in this part we will take Google Chrome as an example to show how to clear browsing data.

1. Click the button on the top-right corner, select “More tools”, and click “Clear browsing data...”.

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2. Select the data you want to delete and choose “clear data”. Then close Chrome and reopen it and turn to YouTube to see if the sound works.

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If it failed to solve the no sound on YouTube videos problem, let’s try the next solution.

Way 4: Update the Adobe Flash Player - If No Sound on Some YouTube Videos in Windows 10

Adobe Flash Player is an essential tool that enables your browser to play videos. An outdated version of Adobe Flash Player may result in some problems such as no sound on YouTube videos. For many users who encounter the same problem with you, updating Adobe Flash Player to the latest version is a way that has worked well to fix no sound on YouTube video. The latest versions are available on Windows 10, Macintosh OS X, Linux and Chrome OS and can run on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and so on.

Let’s see the steps on how to unmute YouTube videos by updating the Adobe Flash Player:

1. Open a browser and type “Adobe Flash Player”, then access to its official website: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and click “Download Flash Player” at the bottom of the home page.

2. When the download is completed, please double click the package to install the program.

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3. Restart your browser to finish the process.

If YouTube sound is still not working, don’t worry since there is another way you can try.

Way 5: Update Audio Drivers - When There is No Sound in YouTube

To a large extent, computers are not able to send and receive data correctly without drivers. A device driver can be regarded as a translator between software and hardware, and the audio driver is the software that helps the operating system to communicate with audio devices such as sound cards and speakers. The device can operate properly with an appropriate driver, but if the driver is outdated or incompatible with the device, the latter may not perform properly and have problems such as no audio on YouTube. So it’s extremely important to make sure that your computer is using the right and up-to-date audio device. You can try the following steps to address the no sound problem as per your need or use Driver Booster to update the audio driver as this article has mentioned above.

1. Type and click “Device Manager” in Search.

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2. Choose “Sound, video and game controllers” and right-click “Realtek High Definition Audio”, then select “Update driver” from the menu.

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3. “Search automatically for updated driver software” is recommended. Then reboot your computer to see if no sound on YouTube problem is fixed.

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Or you can update the audio driver with IObit Driver Booster:

Click “scan” and you can see the drivers which need to be updated in the “Outdated” list. Select “Sound, video and game controllers” to update them.

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If Driver Booster hasn't been installed on your computer, the free version can be downloaded here:

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The Bottom Line

This article lists 5 popular ways on how to fix no sound on YouTube video. Hope they can help you successfully solve the issue. Is there another method that you know better than these? If you have any further solution, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.

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