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Windows 7: No audio from internet browsers.

24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate x32bit
No audio from internet browsers.

After about 2 months, I finally decided to do something about this problem.

There is no sound from any internet browser, Firefox, IE, Chrome, even Safari!

After a little searching on this site, it became apparent that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue. And although this is a Windows 7 forums and I'm running Vista, the described problems on this issue match up evenly with mine.

So anyways, these are the things I have noticed:
  • Obviously, the first thing I checked were the drivers. I saw ATI High Definition Audio Device, IDT High Definition Audio CODEC, and something about Manycam. I have uninstalled, driver swept, and reinstalled them many times with no avail.
  • Upon booting, the normal start up sound does not play and always boots muted. Once my desktop finishes loading, I have to deselect "mute" from the Volume Mixer. Same happens on shut down.
  • The Volume Mixer - Despite having VLC listed as an application in the Mixer, Firefox, which is playing a YouTube video, isn't even listed in the Mixer. Same situation with any other browser, even when playing a Flash file offline in Firefox. Ex:
  • Headphones don't work. Obvious, I know, but I have a feeling it would be suggested if I didn't address it.
  • I think it may have something to do with my HDMI port. The first time I checked the playback devices when this started, I noticed that the HDMI label had changed. A minor change, I know, but who knows.

I do hope that someone can figure this out! Or better yet, someone who has gone through this helps!

To anyone else with the same problem: Please reply in this thread. I would love to hear your speculation on this issue, and maybe we can find a way to fix it!

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