All Sound is gone from Internet sites on my Computer.

#1
Yesterday I plugged in a headphone/microphone to use Dragon, a voice recognition software. It may be just a coincidence, but since then I haven't been able to hear any sound off the internet. I have a High definition audio device 5.1 surround speaker system that still plays mp3's, and movie DVD's, just fine through my speakers and/or my headphones. If I make a mistake in typing, I hear the error bell or computer sound through my speakers. However, if I go to youtube or some news outlet, or anything online, I hear no sound.

I've gone to my device manager and selected each of the sound devices and set them as the default device, but it doesn't help. I check the properties on each of the devices and get the response that the device is working properly. It is hard to argue with a computer, but I certainly disagree, because I still get no Internet sounds.

I'm running Windows 8. Intel Core i7-3770 CPU 3.40GHz with 32GB RAM. DirectX version 11.
 


bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#2
If you're getting sound off your computer and other physical media, that tells me its a software issue rather than a hardware/driver problem. I've noticed lately that when I check out a youtube video it plays just fine and sound works...then I go back the next day and there is no sound. I have to check the sound slide bar on the actual youtube video itself to make sure it's up to a decent listening level....I slide mine all the way up, then adjust the main volume from my keyboard.

Like I said this is something that I just started noticing in the past week or so.....and I think it has something to do with Youtube itself as there seems to be some subtle changes being made to it's layout. I would check the actual sound tab on the actual flash player being used while on the net.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#3
I agree with bassfisher, I have had to do what he said for my youtubes to get sound. Today my youtube is working properly.
 


#4
If you're getting sound off your computer and other physical media, that tells me its a software issue rather than a hardware/driver problem. I've noticed lately that when I check out a youtube video it plays just fine and sound works...then I go back the next day and there is no sound. I have to check the sound slide bar on the actual youtube video itself to make sure it's up to a decent listening level....I slide mine all the way up, then adjust the main volume from my keyboard.

Like I said this is something that I just started noticing in the past week or so.....and I think it has something to do with Youtube itself as there seems to be some subtle changes being made to it's layout. I would check the actual sound tab on the actual flash player being used while on the net.
You are absolutely correct. I made an unfortunate assumption in thinking that the whole Internet wasn't producing sound. I appreciate the help. Thank you
 


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