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Fix No Sound Issue in Windows Media Player

No sound while playing videos in Windows Media Player

"When trying to play a video from the card reader using Windows Media Player, I get the picture but no sound. tried same on my other computer and it works fine. Other sound programs are working, ie Skype."

For those people who are bothered by the same issue, you have come to the right place, the following article will show you various different ways to fix the no sound issue in Windows Media Player.

Check volume settings

Often, no sound in the Microsoft Windows Media Player may be corrected by adjusting the volume controls at the bottom of the program window. Moving the slider from the left to the right will turn up the volume. If the slider is all the way to the left, the volume is zero.

Make sure not muted

Make sure the Windows Media Player sound icon is not pressed in, as this button is used to mute the sound.

Check your Windows volume and sound settings

Ensure that the volume icon in the notification area is not turned all the all the way down or muted, as it causes you not to hear any sound. If you're still having volume issues, visit the following link.

Make sure the Equalizer is balanced

If the equalizer is all turned down, you may experience sound related issues. To check this setting, click View, Enhancements, Graphic Equalizer. Once the Graphic Equalizer is displayed, make sure all settings are at least half way up.

Codec issue

If only some of the movies you're playing do not get sound, it's likely you have a codec issue. Codecs allow movie files to be smaller. However, the proper codec needs to be installed for the Media Player to read the movie.

Supported codec by Windows Media Player

After searching for Windows Media Player supported file types, we get the information that you can native playback video that are encoded with the following audio codec:
.wma, .aif, .aiff, .mp2, .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .aac

If you try to load other codec such as flac, alac, ogg, .ac3, .dts, .dts-hd and Dolby TrueHD or other unsupported codec into Windows Media Player, you will receive no sound when viewing the video. In that condition, the best reliable solution is downloading Pavtube Video Converter, which can assist you to batch convert multiple unsupported audio codec in video into Windows Media Player readable audio codec listed above.

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Step by Step to Solve Windows Media Player No Sound Issue

Step 1: Load video into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import video with unsupported audio codec into the application.

Load video files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Windows Media Player compatible HD file formats "WMV HD(*.wmv)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output Windows Media Player supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output audio codec.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, in audio section, from "Codec" drop-down list, choose Windows Media Player supported audio codec such as "wmav3" as the final output audio codec.

Adjust output audio codec

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the the conversion process from unsupported audio codec to Windows Media Player compatible audio codec.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly view converted files on Windows Media Player without any sound issues.

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