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Lost Audio in YouTube

by groovy3130 / May 9, 2012 4:25 AM PDT

I have Dell desktop XP operating system. My YouTube audio just
disappeared but if I download it and play it using GOM player there is
sound. I lost audio sometime before and just came back 2 days later
without doing a thing. This time it's one week now and no miracles.
What's the solution? (Sometimes some news clips have no audio too).


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Clarification Request
How did you get on
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 4:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Lost Audio in YouTube
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Moved to XP Windows forum
by groovy3130 / May 9, 2012 4:35 AM PDT
In reply to: How did you get on

No, I just moved the question to this forum, as suggested. I am still
looking for the Settings in my computer to try the "Disable Flash ,,"

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Ahh I see
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 4:38 AM PDT

So your Google failed to find anything for Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration?

My Google finds it without problem here in the UK.


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Found in google
by groovy3130 / May 9, 2012 7:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh I see

I found the "Disable.." in Google... What I can't find is my "Settings" button in my XP desktop computer. I find this easily in my Laptop (Vista). But it's in my desktop that I am having the audio problem.

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Ahh, that explains part of the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 7:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Found in google

The disable flash setting is not found in the Settings button on any XP desktop. I think you should check those web pages again.

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Got It
by groovy3130 / May 11, 2012 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh I see

Audio problem resolved- See my reply in the thread from link supplied by Bob.

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Clarification Request
Is there more to this issue?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 7:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Lost Audio in YouTube

For example some use those registry cleaners or this happens after they install the OS or remove some malware/trojan/virus.

Your story is still too light to offer more ideas than than to start with a common issue then progress to more ideas such as the mute setting, the mixer volumes and then more like

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Audio problem solved!
by groovy3130 / May 11, 2012 3:13 AM PDT


Thanks, used the en.kioskea link you supplied and cut/pasted the Registry Editor V5 from there to mine.
(No Reboot) ... Played YouTube ....Bingo ! It's Magic.

Thanks again.


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Magic indeed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 3:17 AM PDT
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I can't guess why those items would be missing from the registry except for the fact I see TOO MANY FOLK USING REGISTRY CLEANERS and then weird issues like this one.

Magic is fine in video games.

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