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VLC Player No Sound Solution

VLC Player is a widely used player and encoder that supports many video and audio formats. Like other software, VLC users may experience various technical problems. Even though it has been installed on your computer for a long period of time and you have already used it many times, it may fail to function properly. One of the common technical problems you might often experience is VLC no sound. Here are some ways to help you solve VLC no sound problem.

Solution 1: Unmute Your VLC Player

If VLC media player is playing video but no sound playing, the probable cause is that you may have set it to mute at some point, and forgotten all about it. Your computer’s operating system may remember this setting and mute VCL the next time. To unmute your VLC, just follow the steps below:

1 Click the speaker icon (it's at the bottom of your task bar near your clock);

2 Click the “mixer” and if your VCL Player is running, it will show up in the mixer like below;

3 Then unmute VLC and your sound works again

vlc no sound

Solution 2: Adjust Audio Settings

If it doesn’t work after you unmute VLC, try adjusting audio settings of this player. Here is how: go to Tools > Preferences > Audio and make sure Enable audio is ticked. Then go to Output and try a different default.

vlc sound not working

Solution 3: Convert Video Format

If it still doesn’t work after trying the solutions above, you may convert the original video to another format, because VLC may have troubles playing some MKV or MP4 media file. Here I introduce a powerful Video Converter to help you convert your media file. Just follow the step below:

1: Download and run this video converter. Then go to "Convert" tab>”Add Files” to import your media files. You can also directly drag your local files to this program.

2: Then click the format icon in the "Output Format" pane and select a format you want.

3: Hit the “Convert” button and start converting your media files.

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Solution 4: Switch to Another Media Player

Now that you often come across technical problems when using VLC player, why not try another media player? Wondershare Player can be a good choice. It’s a powerful and FREE media player and supports a wide range of video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, AVCHD, WMV, MKV, M4V, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MP3 and so on. With it, you don't need to install any additional codecs or player to play your media files. Just drag-n-drop your files into the program and experience the theatre-like enjoyment. Now just download this smart media player and get rid of the annoying sound problem!

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Daryl
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KarlvonClausewit
Then you can try our Video Converter Ultimate.
Safwan
I tried to convert MP4 files to AVI using different types of converters. However, all converters generated AVI file without sound. I downloaded and installed different codecs and I still have this propblem. Can you help me OS: WindowsXP and Windows7
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