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Cannot play sound in embedded Flash video?

IE6 problem, but only if embedded flash is from external site?



9:17 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

i am having major problem with no sound w/ Flash Player 8 or 9 in Internet Explorer (IE) 6 with playing embedded video. this problem occurs with many websites with embedded youtube or other flash videos. the sound bar was set to zero, but even if i drag it to a higher level, there is no sound. yet, when the same video is played from youtube directly, it works perfectly.

when i uninstall Flash 8 or 9 and reinstall an older version such as Flash 7, the sound plays perfectly without problem.

i am running win xp professional sp2. latest updates/patches installed.

i have tried the following:
1. the k-lite codec trick - does not work.
2. scanned for virus/spyware - none found.
3. uninstall all Flash w/ adobe uninstaller and reinstall the latest build - does not work.
4. clean out all registry entries related to flash and reinstall - does not work
5. deleted quicktime - does not work

can someone please help me? i searched everywhere and cannot find any answer even in the adobe forum.


7:37 pm on Aug 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

That's tricky. Obviously there is some incompatibility going on. And you've checked for hardware conflicts too? (Sound, video card etc.)

I am curious if the latest version of the Flash plugin will work on your system using Firefox instead of IE. If that is the case, it would point to something going on with your IE installation. Some weird permission settings from your AntiVirus software or IE blocking. What AV do you use?


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