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Windows 7: Youtube videos start out with volume at zero

07 Oct 2013   #1
TVeblen

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Youtube videos start out with volume at zero

Has anyone else experienced this?

All youtube videos on my machine start out with the sound icon X'd out because the volume slider is set to zero. This occurs here on SevenForums and on the youtube website.

This is a fairly new occurrence. This behavior does not seem to be related to an update of Firefox (v24.0) - meaning I didn't do an update and then it started happening.

Moving the slider to a regular volume works, and that new volume sticks for all the videos I look at/listen to during that session. But on any new session the volume has defaulted to zero again.

The problem is confined to youtube videos only. Windows sound controls are unaffected.

Any ideas of what is going on?


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07 Oct 2013   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It's not just you: Google Groups
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07 Oct 2013   #3
TVeblen

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Thanks Slartybart. That 'splains it.
So I guess I can start putting all these wires back in the case now
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07 Oct 2013   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Nah, you can leave them out - they didn't seem to be doing anything anyway
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07 Oct 2013   #5
derekimo

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Just throwing this in to point to a problem being shared by others as well,

YouTube Audio Suddenly Missing
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07 Oct 2013   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If the issue persists you might try clearing the flash cache:

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Just throwing this in to point to a problem being shared by others as well,

YouTube Audio Suddenly Missing
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
I just found this message on YouTube's website under "Known Issues"

"We're currently working to resolve an issue where videos start playing with the sound muted by default. As we investigate, please try adjusting the volume slider in the bottom left corner of the video player to enable sound. Alternatively, you can try viewing the video in HTML5 by opting into the HTML5 trial http://www.youtube.com/html5."


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07 Oct 2013   #7
derekimo

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Creative quoting there. I was just referencing a similar thread.
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07 Oct 2013   #8
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks,

I also posted the "clear flash cache" suggestion in the other thread. It's a Google/Youtube issue so all folks can do is wait, try a different browser, and/or update flash.

This thread is marked solved, so I'll unsubscribe.

Bill
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07 Oct 2013   #9
TVeblen

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Thanks for the confirmation Derek. I just needed to know it was not a problem on my box. I can wait for the Google folks to get their act together.
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07 Oct 2013   #10
derekimo

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You're welcome Bob, I can wait too. It seems pretty widespread so it hopefully wont take them long.
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