Yes, I like everyone else out there have been having way too much fun on youtube. Now I have a Windows XP Pro 64 system. I use Firefox and on occasion (when I have to) IE 6. So I’m not sure when it happened, but one day I noticed audio wasn’t playing on YouTube videos.
The first thing I did was follow the Youtube “help” suggestions. I checked all my media applications. Check. Checked my system audio. Check. Checked across different browsers. Check. Still no audio. Just on Youtube.
I needed my Youtube fix! So I set out on my own, uninstalling and reinstalling Flash player (which Youtube requires). No go. Upgraded Windows Media Player. No go. I clicked on all kinds of stuff. I tried codecs, xvid, etc. nothing.
Cut to the chase this is what to do (or at least what I did): Went to this site: www.Free-codecs.com and downloaded K-Lite Codec Pack. Install this nifty little app. Then browse through your start menu: Start – Programs – K-Lite Codec Pack – Configuration -Codec Tweak Tool
From there click the button for: Fix non-working system sound
And that’s it! Don’t know what happened, or how it happened. And I’m sure this is a great little app that can do way more than what I used it for. So if you run in to this problem, try this fix for it..
It’s been two years and this is still my most popular post. Thanks to all the tipsters who have added to this as well.
K-Lite Codec Pack works great! But you need to make sure you download the “full” version of the program, not the basic one.
Here’s a working link with an updated version of K-Lite Codec Pack:: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/KLite-Codec-Pack.shtml Thanks for the update Max!