No audio on my Mac!

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  1. chanwaiming3 macrumors newbie

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    I am a Mac newbies... I am running a 1.67 G4 Powerbook 17. This happened this week. I do not get any audio playback from any web content. The audio is gone!

    - Happens to BOTH Safari and Firefox
    - Applies to streamed audio, flash, etc. I see the video but no audio
    - Nothing wrong with my audio card because ITunes and other apps are fine. It is affecting only the web browsers
    - I have reinstalled the web browsers already and still can't fix the problem

    Please help!

    Simon
     
  2. Ladybug macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    You might try this:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300832

    Some audio applications may change your computer's audio settings to a sample rate that is too high for other applications to use. In this situation, system alert sounds still work, and does iTunes, but other applications may have no sound (audio output). This document applies to Mac OS X 10.3 or later and applications that use QuickTime 6 or later for audio, such as Safari and Quicktime Player.

    This can happen on Macs that support high sample rates (higher than 48000 Hz):

    iMac G5
    Mac mini (all models)
    Power Mac G5 models that support sample rates higher than 48000 Hz
    PowerBook G4 support sample rates higher than 48000 Hz
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    iMac (Early 2006) and later
    Mac Pro
    For example, if you play an Internet movie in Safari, it will make no sound; if you open a QuickTime movie on your computer, QuickTime Player reports the following error (and the movie will have no audio):

    "You may experience problems playing a sound track in (Movie Name).mov because a software component needed by the movie could not be opened."

    Solution

    Open Audio MIDI Setup (/Applications/Utilities/), then check the Audio Output setting.
    Change the Audio Output setting to 44100.0 Hz.
    Quit Audio MIDI Setup.

    Why does this happen?

    Some third-party audio applications may change your computer's audio output setting. In fact, if you use the third-party application again after applying the above solution, the issue might occur again. Observe changes by watching the settings in Audio MIDI Setup before and after running a third-party application you suspect might be causing the issue. Contact the manufacturer of the application for more information.
     
  3. chanwaiming3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Ladybug macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    Awe it was nuttin, you're most welcome. :D

    I'm a newbie too ... 6 months switcher myself..I'm just good at searching lol. Glad I could help.
     

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