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No YouTube audio in Opera 16

  • I have been digging through the forums trying to resolve the no audio problem in YouTube, and there doesn't seem to be a satisfactory solution. I am running Opera 16 and Windows 7 on an HP laptop with the latest version of Flash. Are there any solutions out there? The no audio is only in YouTube videos, it isn't a problem in other videos. But regardless given the prevalence of YouTube video it is a pretty serious problem that otherwise detracts from a great browser.


  • It is a Youtube's bug, it's happening on all browsers.

  • From other posts in the Opera forums the problem appears to be with Adobe Flash. The YouTube audio icon has an X next to it but it is not muted out, it is detecting no audio. I used the Adobe Flash uninstaller and cleaned up the directories before doing a clean install with the current version of Flash to no avail. This Flash uninstall/reinstall process worked for some Opera users in the forum posts I read but not for me. This YouTube problem has been pretty common in earlier versions of Opera and other browsers like Chrome and Firefox. I haven't come across a fix yet that works for everyone.

  • Maybe try an older version of the Flash plug-in, and keep trying older ones until you find one that works.

  • Btw, i,'m using an estension called "Youtube Center" and i'm not facing this problem in Opera.

  • I solved this problem and feel pretty dumb right about now. The audio volume slider in the videos was defaulting to zero when the video starts which causes the X to appear by the audio icon and no audio of course. It was just a matter of sliding the audio volume control up in the videos. This one had me swinging for awhile, a case of over thinking the problem.

  • For me - a couple of days ago - it was the volume slider s previous poster singled out. Why they'd default to 0 is beyond me ...

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