Google Chrome – Fix For Some YouTube Videos Not Playing Audio

I ran across a weird problem recently with YouTube videos. For whatever reason only some YouTube videos lacked audio. Luckily, I found a reddit post that had a possible solution for a lack of audio when playing some YouTube videos.

I was having this problem on Windows seven professional. I had an older Sound Blaster twenty four bit sound card installed on a desktop computer. I went into an audio control panel and changed speaker configuration from 7.1 to 2.

For whatever reason my default speaker configuration was set to 7.1, even though I only have two speakers and one woofer. You can potentially fix this problem too. You want to go to an audio control panel.

On Microsoft Windows 7, you click your start button and then select "Control Panel". Look for an "Audio Control Panel". You may not have an audio control panel.

Search for or look for your sound cards control panel item. For example look for Sound Blaster, Realtek, etc. Go into this control panel item and look for speaker settings.

If you do not have more than two speakers and your sound card settings in Microsoft Windows 7 control panel is set to more than two speakers, than this might be why you do not hear audio in some YouTube videos. When I changed speakers from 7.1 to 2/2.1 on my Windows 7 machine, I was able to hear once again audio from YouTube videos. You may not have an audio control panel or an item for your sound card in control panel because sound card software was not installed.

You can always install software that came with your sound card or look for software for your sound card on the Internet. These tips can be used on other versions of Windows ie. Windows XP, Vista, 8, and 10. The exact steps to get into an audio control panel or sound card properties will be different.

Microsoft Windows 10 – System Restore Tutorial

Performing a Microsoft windows 10 system restore can be advantageous at certain times. This is a potentially quicker way to resolve problems that may arise with Windows 10. Click on a Windows 10 menu button.

Click on a "Settings" gear icon. Type in "System Restore" under "Windows Settings". Choose "Create a Restore Point".

A "System Properties" window will open up. Click on a "System Protection" tab. Click on "System Restore".

A System Restore window will open up. Click on "Next". You will be presented with restore point(s). Also, there is a check box labeled "Show more restore points".

Clicking in that box may provide more restore points. Choose a date back in time in which you remember your Microsoft Windows 10 machine was running without a problem. Click on "Next".

Confirm that you want to start this system restore. Click on "Finish" to begin system restore. You want to make sure that no other programs are running at this time.

A Windows 10 system restore will begin. Depending on speed of your computer and other factors this process make take an hour or more. Also, your computer will restart during this process.

Your Windows 10 operating system will be restored back to the restore point date that you choose. You will not lose any of your personal data. However, any installed programs, windows updates, etc. will be removed that have since been installed.

System restore can be a quicker solution for possible removal of malware, spyware, viruses, etc. Also, perhaps a Windows update fucked up your computer. This can be rectified by performing a system restore.

Instead of spending hours possibly days trying to troubleshoot and fix a Windows 10 problem, you can perform a system restore instead. This solution isn't perfect but can potentially same you time and grief. I recommend kicking off a system restore first before attemtping any other troubleshooting.

Microsoft Windows Update – Version KB4034674 1703 Build 15063.540

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4034674 on August eight two thousand seventeen. This update includes six improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* mobile device management
* site to zone assignment
* applocker rules wizard
* netbios domain name
* mobile device manager
* security updates

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.540 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Microsoft Windows Update – Version KB4032188 1703 Build 15063.502

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4032188 on July thirty first two thousand seventeen. This update includes twenty six improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* microsoft installer (MSI)
* devdetail configuration service provider (CSP)
* ntfs sparse files
* ime pad microsoft edge
* win32 bluetooth
* mobile device manager
* device drivers
* reliability
* dropped key
* usb type c stability
* usb host controller
* mp4 compatability
* audio headsets
* settings application
* calendar & sms notifications
* video playback artifacts
* skype calls
* managed service account
* hardware encryption
* cipher.exe /u fails
* memory leak
* windows store
* surface hub sleep mode
* winforms applications
* magnifier lens
* connected standby mode

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.502 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows Update – Version KB4025342 1703 Build 15063.483

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4025342 on July eleven two thousand seventeen. This update includes eleven improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* internet explorer 11 closes unexpectedly
* mediacreationTool.exe improved
* coremessaging.dll crashes
* visual studio application closes unexpectedly
* system crash after usb devices unplugged
* screen orientation stops working
* .jpx and .jbig2 stop rendering
* administrator user account control elevation
* korean handwriting
* profile roaming service
* security updates

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.483 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Older versions of Comodo internet security will block this windows update. Install most recent version of Comodo to obtain this update.

Windows 10 – Servicing Stack Update Version KB4022405 1703

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4022405 on June thirteen two thousand seventeen. This update was released to improve Windows 10 1703 servicing stack. This update does not include any new features.

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will only be update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

There are no prerequisites for this update. This update does not replace any previous update. You do not need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows Update – Version KB4022725 1703 Build 15063.413 15063.414

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4022725 on June thirteen two thousand seventeen. This update includes eight improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* space bar lock screen
* slow firewall
* cortana cross device notification
* privacy separator
* surface hub
* favorites link
* time zone information
* security updates

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system on desktop and mobile devices. Your build number will be 15063.413 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. A build number will be 15063.414 for mobile devices.

You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows Update – Version KB4020102 1703 Build 15063.332

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4020102 on May twenty five two thousand seventeen. This update includes fourteen improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* ntlm
* internet explorer
* internet explorer 11
* split view
* scrollbar
* vm reset
* non unicode fonts
* sms messaging application
* creators update
* lot shell
* high latency
* network printers
* printbrm
* user proxy

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system on desktop devices. This update replaces KB4016240. Your build number will be 15063.332 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

macOS – Sierra 10.12.5 Update Released

Apple Incorporated released Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.5 security update. This update includes six major security fixes.

* audio stutter
* MAC app store
* digital camera raw formats
* system date set to 2040
* kernel panic
* windows 10 creators update bootcamp

In order to install this update on your MAC operating system Sierra, you open the Application Store then select "Updates". If this macOs Sierra 10.12.5 update is available, then click on an "Update" button next to it.

If for some reason you do not have the application store on your MAC, then click on "Apple" menu and then choose "Software Update". You may need to install other available updates before macOS Sierra 10.12.5 becomes available on your MAC. Finally, you can configure your MAC running operating system X El Capitan version 10.11.5 or newer, to automatically download updates.

In Apple Store preferences choose ”Download newly available updates in the background". Now, your MAC will automatically download these updates for you and notify you when they are available to install.

Apple iOS 10.3.2 – For iPad iPod iPhone

Apple incorporated has released iOS 10.3.2. This security and bug fixes includes twenty three total issues. iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation and newer are supported devices.

Below are main areas that were covered.

* AVEVideoEncoder
* CoreAudio
* iBooks
* IOSurface
* Kernel
* Notifications
* Safari
* Security
* SQLite
* TextInput
* WebKit
* WebKit Web Inspector

You can update your device either over a WiFi connection or via iTunes. It is recommended you plugin your device into a wall outlet. Also, it is recommended that you backup your device with iCloud or iTunes.

If you are prompted with a message that state an update is available, then you would click on install now. Also, you can manually check for an update by clicking on "Settings" then "General" then "Software Update". Click on "Download and install".

Tap on "Install" once download completes. If you are having problems installing via WiFi you can install iOS 10.3.2 with iTunes. Also, you can choose this option if you are on a metered connection.

Install a most recent version of iTunes on your computer. Now connect your Apple device to your computer. Launch iTunes and select your appropriate device.

Click on summary, then click on "Check for Update". Click on "Download and Update". You may be prompted for a pass code and or to free up space.