no sound in videos on my laptop

  Akmes 16:25 26 Nov 2016
Locked

I got an unusual problem with my laptop earlier today in which while playing videos like movies i cant hear the sound. i tried another format's video and happened the same. The laptop's sound is normal because i get sounds when playing youtube or other videos on facebook but the only time it happens is whenever i try to open a downloaded video from my computer. PLZ help me out.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:45 26 Nov 2016

what program are you using to play the videos?

Try using VLC player as it should play the majority of file formats

  Akmes 20:55 26 Nov 2016

I use Vlc always. it isn't a format problem, the same video was playing yesterday on VLC and today it wont give sound.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:45 26 Nov 2016

Check sound settings for mute

Check device drivers

  Akmes 20:35 27 Nov 2016

I checked the sound settings for like ten times. updated the drivers thrice and result the same. so i installed my windows again and that solved the problem. But i wanted to find a solution without reinstalling the windows that i couldnt. Anyhow it is all fine and working now. Thanks for the response though . I really appreciate that.

  rdave13 21:15 27 Nov 2016

That problem can occur if the speakers are set to 5.1 instead of stereo.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 6T McLaren edition costs more and charges faster

Artist Yippie Hey on 3D printing a futuristic magazine cover

New Apple Products 2019: Predicting the new Apple products coming soon

Comparatif : PS4 vs Nintendo Switch