No sound from websites


Standard Member
Bit of a weird one, or to me at least.

Am running vista, PC has both optical out and audio out (speakers). In the RealTek Audio devices, if I set the Optical out as the default, I get sounds from all sources, ie. MP3's, movies and from websites, such as youtube videos and flash animations, however, when I change the default device to the speakers, I get sound from the MP3's and movies etc, but I do not get any sound being sent the websites such as youtube.

I do however get the systems beeps when I have it set to the speakers, so the only sounds I cannot hear is from websites.

I have AC3Filter installed, and one thing I did notice, is that even though I had speakers set as default, looking in the audio mixer, is was showing as sound still being sent to the optical out (as in the volume bar is moving up and down)

Does anybody have any ideas what could be wrong?

Many thanks


Distinguished Member
Did you reopen your web browser? Many programs will ignore changes in sound sources while they're running.

I'm not sure this is a Windows Vista issue.

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