YouTube videos are very interesting for you to watch. However, when you can not hear any sound of the YouTube video, you may become confused. What are reasons for YouTube no audio? How can you cope with YouTube audio not working? Don’t worry. Read on and you will view some solutions to settle this problem.

Part 1: How to Fix 'No Sound on YouTube Videos'

The reasons for YouTube not playing sound are various, and you can try all the methods listed below until it works.

1.1 Turn on YouTube video sound

Maybe the YouTube sound is mute. You can go to check out the speaker icon at the bottom left corner of the YouTube video to see whether there is a “\”. If this is the case, you can hit it to enable the sound.

Turn on YouTube video sound

1.2 View YouTube video with other browsers

For instance, if you are using Chrome to watch YouTube videos and Chrome not playing sound, you can change a different browser to watch the video to have a try. If you can hear sound in other browsers, it indicates there is something wrong with the web browser you are using.

1.3 Unmute the browser and the plugins

If browser sound not working for you to watch YouTube videos, you can try the following steps to fix it.

a) Right hit on the speaker button at the bottom right corner of the desktop and then choose “Open Volume Mixer”.

Unmute the browser and the plugins

b) Make sure the browser and the plugin sliders are unmated.

Make sure the browser and the plugin sliders are unmated

1.4 Uninstall and update the Adobe Flash Player

If there is no sound on YouTube videos, maybe the Adobe Flash Player has some problems and needs to be updated. You can uninstall and then reinstall it on computer to fix this issue.

Part 2: How to Fix Google Chrome Sound Not Working

Google Chrome is popular browser for users to watch videos on YouTube and view other contents online. If YouTube volume not working on Google Chrome, you can use the following solutions to address this problem.

2.1 Check out the speaker sound of Google Chrome

As for the detailed steps, please refer to the contents in Part 1.3.

Check out the speaker sound of Google Chrome

2.2 Remove the cache and cookies

When Google Chrome sound not working, you can try to clear the cache and or the cookies to solve some problems of this web browser.

a) In order to make it, you need to move to the top right corner of the window and then hit the vertical three dots icon.

b) Choose to click on “More tools > Clear browsing data” and then choose the data amount you want to remove. In the end, you need to click the button of “CLEAR DATA” to begin the clearing process.

click the button of CLEAR DATA

2.3 Reset settings in Chrome

You can reset Chrome settings to fix Chrome not playing sound. The steps are shown below.

a) Go to click the vertical three dots icon at the top right corner of the interface and then choose “Settings” to tap on.

b) Find the “Advanced” menu and choose “Reset and clean up” to hit.

c) Tap on “Reset settings” and then hit “RESET” button in the pop-up panel to do the trick successfully.

hit RESET button

2.4 Reinstall Google Chrome

When there is no sound on YouTube iPhone or computer via using Chrome, you can uninstall it and then reinstall it on iPhone or computer.

a) On iPhone:

You can choose the Chrome and hold it on until the “X” icon appears.

Click on the “X” icon to remove it from iPhone.

After that, you can go to the App Store to download and install it on iPhone again.

b) On Computer

Click on start menu of computer and then click on “Setting > Apps”.

Choose “Google Chromes” under the tab of “Apps & Features”.

Click on “Uninstall” and then confirm your operation by hitting “Uninstall” button once again.

Search Chrome software online and download it to install it again on computer.

Part 3: How to Record YouTube Sound on Mac via Music Recorder for Mac

When you watch one YouTube video on Mac, you may want to record the sound of it for later listening. However, this is not so easy to be done perfectly. In the aim of making it come true, you can choose Leawo Music Recorder for Mac to help you. It can record computer audios in high quality with the exported formats of WAV, MP3 or W4A. Here you can check out the detailed steps listed below to realize your goal.


Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any sound from computer and microphone audio.
☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites: YouTube, Facebook, etc.
☉ Schedule music recording via the recording task scheduler.
☉ Automatically/manually add music tags:
artist, album, etc.
☉ Save recordings to either WAV/MP3/W4A format.

Step 1: Check Audio Source

Open Leawo Music Recorder for Mac and then check “Record Computer Audio”.

Check Audio Source

Step 2: Output Format and Folder Setting

Hit “Format” tab and choose “Output Format: mp3 Audio (*.mp3)”. You can also set the audio code, bit rate and sample rate of the exported files as you like via the “Audio Setting” function area.

Output Format and Folder Setting

Hit “General” tab to browse Mac to set the output directory on Mac. You can choose “English” as the language.

Hit General tab

Step 3: Record YouTube Video Sound and Download MP3

Navigate to the main interface of the software and then hit the red button to start recording the sound. At the same time, you need to play back YouTube video. Thus, the software can record the video sound smoothly. When the YouTube video is over, click on the red button again to terminate the recording procedure.

Record YouTube Video Sound and Download MP3

If you find other favorite computer audios online, you can also try this solution to keep the sound on computer folder. This great tool is really useful for recording audios.