Opera browser problems: audio loss

Opera browser problems: audio loss

While sound on the Internet used to be a gimmick, nowadays no one can probably imagine normal browsing without a speaker or headphones turned on. At the same time, the lack of sound has since become one of the signs of a browser malfunction. Let's find out what to do if the sound is missing in Opera.

Hardware and system problems.

At the same time, the loss of sound in Opera does not mean that there is a problem with the browser itself. First of all, you need to check if your headphones (speakers, headphones, etc.) are working properly.

Also, the problem may be caused by incorrect sound settings in the Windows operating system.

But, these are all general issues that concern sound reproduction on your computer in general. We are going to see in detail how to solve the problem of sound disappearing in Opera browser when other programs play audio files and tracks correctly.

Mute the sound in a tab

One of the most common cases of missing audio in Opera is when users mistakenly mute it in a tab by themselves. Instead of going to another tab, some users click the mute button for the current tab. Naturally, after the user returns to it, there is no sound there. Also, the user can intentionally mute the sound and then simply forget about it.

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But, and the solution to this very common problem is very simple: you have to click on the speaker symbol, if it is crossed out, on the tab where there is no sound.

Adjusting the volume mixer

A possible problem of lack of sound in Opera can be its deactivation in relation to this browser in the Windows volume mixer. To check, right-click on the speaker icon in the tray. In the context menu that appears, select "Open Volume Mixer".

Among the symbols of the applications to which the mixer "distributes" the sound, look for the Opera icon. If the speaker in the Opera browser column is crossed out, it means that no sound is being supplied to this program. Click the crossed-out speaker icon to unmute in the browser.

After that, the sound in Opera should play normally.

Clear the cache.

Before the audio from a site reaches the speaker, it is stored as an audio file in the browser cache. Naturally, if the cache is full, there may be problems with the sound reproduction. To avoid such problems, it is necessary to clear the cache. Let's find out how to do it.

Open the main menu and click on "Settings". You can also go by simply typing Alt + P on your keyboard.

Go to the "Security" section.

In the "Privacy" configuration block, click on the "Clear visit history" button.

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A window opens in front of us, asking us to clear various Opera settings. If we select all of them, valuable data such as site passwords, cookies, browsing history and other important information will simply be deleted. Therefore, uncheck all options, and leave only against the value "Cached images and files". It is also necessary to make sure that in the upper part of the window, in the form responsible for the data deletion period, the value "from the beginning" is set. Then click on the "Clear browsing history" button.

The browser cache will be cleared. It will probably fix the problem of no sound in Opera.

Flash Player update

If the content you are listening to is played with Adobe Flash Player, audio problems may be due to the absence of this plug-in, or to the use of an outdated version of it. You need to install or update Flash Player for Opera.

At the same time, it must be borne in mind that if the problem lies exactly in the Flash Player, only the sounds related to the flash format will not be played in the browser, while the rest of the content should be played correctly.

Reinstall the browser

If none of the above options have helped, and you are sure that it is the browser and not a hardware or software problem with your operating system, then you should reinstall Opera.

As we have learned, the reasons for the lack of sound in the Opera can be very different. Some of them are general system problems, while others are caused solely by a certain browser.

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