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Mac OSX snow leopard, all of a sudden all flash videos started muted

R. Andrew Koffron
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
All of a sudden every video on YouTube (where I noticed it), and other flash videos are defaulting to starting muted, but I watch a ton of short cooking videos and the like, and it's SUPER annoying, having to turn up the volume and re-start the video EVERY time. I'm sure it'd come in handy on porn sites. but on cooking sites it's just downright annoying.

I'm pretty sure there is an easy setting someplace but I can't find it.
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Delete all the YouTube cookies, close the web browser and restart to see if that works for you...  If not, try another browser as well...

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it's the same in al browsers, firefox, chrome, and safari.
it looks like the volume is being pushed down to zero, just clicking the mute doesn't turn it back on, I have to slide it to increase the volume.
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update the flash player. update the software. update the browser
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@innocentdevil done, done, done actually completely removed flash and reinstalled. it's a setting someplace I'm pretty sure.

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The Flash Shared Objects in Mac are stored here where '4VTGJG8Q' is a random value...
   ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/#SharedObjects/4VTGJG8Q/

So, go find anything that says youtube in that directory and remove them and see if that solves the problem...

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Oh, more on here...
   ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/

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@CyanBlue, killed the youtube folders in both those paths, same thing. can I just delete all the stuff in them?
there is nothing Flash has that I need to keep that I can think of
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uninstalled Flash, deleted all the files in both directories, re-installed flash, and now videos are starting with the volume around 25%.

I'd sure like to know where the actual setting is that controls the flash default volume. there are times when I'd prefer that.

Thanks for the help

PS for anyone else the paths above are off your user/home folder not root.

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Glad to hear that it is working now...

'~' in front of the '/' is the home directory...  ;)

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yeah I'm a windows guy really.
Figured it out in like 2 seconds, it dawned on me most of the people I know wouldn't have gotten it.

All in all; I've gotta say I'm happier with this macbook than I've been with Any PC in quite a few years.

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Glad to hear that...  It's just that you've got to have two copies of a software to have two OS running one for Mac and one for PC...  :(

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