Windows Media Player no sound? You’re not the only one. But don’t worry, it’s often quite easy to fix…

Fixes For Windows Media Player No Sound

Here’re 3 fixes that have helped other users resolve the problem. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Make sure you have not muted the sound
  2. Update your audio driver
  3. Update or reinstall Windows Media Player

Fix 1: Make sure you have not muted the sound

Sometimes you hear no sound coming through Windows Media Player because you’ve muted the sound unknowingly.

To make sure the volume is not muted but audible:

1) In Windows Media Player, move the slider of the volume control bar to at least half way up.

2) On the lower-right of your computer screen, click the sound icon and move the volume slider all the way to at least halfway up. 

3) Play some music in Windows Media Player and see if the
Windows Media Player no sound issue has been resolved. If yes, then great! But if the problem persists, you should try Fix 2, below.


Fix 2: Update your audio driver

An outdated/corrupt audio driver is another common cause of this
Windows Media Player no sound problem. So you should update your audio driver to see if it fixes the issue. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).


You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer, then play some audio in Windows Media Player to see if the no sound issue has been fixed.


Fix 3: Update or reinstall Windows Media Player

If you still experience no sound coming from Windows Media Player issue, then it’s possible that the app itself in your system is faulty. You can check Windows Store to see if there’s any updates available, or reinstall the app.


How have the fixes above helped you with your troubleshooting? Do you have any experiences or ideas to share with us? Feel free to drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. 

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