I really hope that you can help me because I'm going slightly mad...
(I use Google Chrome, by the way, and my laptop uses Windows Vista Ultimate Version 6.0)
I've searched for solutions to the above problem for the past few days and discovered that many, many people have this problem. I followed all the help offered. Here are things that I tried:
- Hit the shift button and Esc to open the Chrome task manager. Then select the "Plug in: Shockwave Flash" and then hit "End process." After, refresh the page and the sound should work.
- Make sure that "wavemapper" exists at....some folder somewhere (I can't remember where, but trust me, I followed all the steps and created "wavemapper."
- I have tried reinstalling both Adobe Flash Player (or whatever it's called) and also Google Chrome.
The solution that worked for me was the first one mentioned above - yes, it actually worked! But I found I had to do it all the time. NOW, however ladies and gentlemen, I am finding that even this is not working every time - the reason why I say "every time" is that oddly, it does work of an occasion and other times not - how can this be?! Sometimes my laptop surprises me and out of nowhere, sound works when I try youtubing stuff, but sadly more often than not, it doesn't. I can't understand it!!
Last night, for example, it shocked me by working, and I had a great old evening listening to music and what not. Today, however, I'm embarking on tackling the unsavoury task of tidying my room and would love some background tunes to boost morale, but I HAVE NO SOUND WHEN BROWSING THE INTERNET!! If you could help me, I would be eternally grateful. Thank you so much in advance.
After saving the file, go to START > RUN > and type 'regedit' and then click OK
In the registry, select FILE > IMPORT and select the "missing.reg" file from your desktop
You should get a confirmation that it was imported successfully.
This is an instant fix ... your speakers should now work for web sounds, no reboot required.
I suddenly lost audio when playing any video through Internet Explorer. At the same time, all of my PC sounds, all audio files stored on my hard drive played through Window Media, iTunes, or any other device.
I contacted Roxio with whom I had recently purchased an downloaded the ne Roxio Creator Pro 2012 which had several 3rd party add-ins. I suspected this was my problem. First, they advised to try an internet-based video through another browser. I downloaded and installed Foxfire and it worked. However, I still wanted to use Internet Explorer. They suggested the followin which worked immediately.
1. Open the Internet Explorer browser
2. Select Tools
3. Select Internet Options
4. Select the Advanced tab
5. Select "Reset"
6. Close and reopen Internet Explorer
7. Try a video
8. Post your success so others can have the same success