Audio of word pronunciation doesn't work in WIN 10 1809

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 9
    WIN 10 Pro 1809
       #1

    Audio of word pronunciation doesn't work in WIN 10 1809


    I have been using Merriam Webster dictionary software with audio pronunciation in all of the previous Windows Oss without any trouble. After installing the latest WIN 10 1809 version on a clean formatted disk, the audio of this MW dictionary pronunciation doesn't work anymore.

    Then I checked the online Oxford and Merriam Webster dictionaries to hear the pronunciation, but no audio from there as well.

    I am using Firefox 62.0.3 version.

    However, there are no problem playing Winamp music player, VLC video or online Youtube videos or any TV live streaming. All of them have normal audio. So, I am assuming that there is no problem with Audio Device. I donít have any sound card, but using the built-in motherboard audio.

    Please help me to resolve this audio problem with word pronunciation.
      My Computer

  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,161
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #2

    Hi Priapus. Welcome to TenForums @Priapus

    Start Firefox

    Click Start > Settings > System > Sounds > scroll to bottom of right hand side, Other Sound Options

    See what output is being (speakers etc) used and levels for Firefox

    Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Audio of word pronunciation doesn't work in WIN 10 1809-image.png
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Oct 2018 at 16:38. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 9
    WIN 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #3

    This is the output I have now. Thank you for helping me.
    I have been trying to fix the audio of the dictionary since I installed WIN 10 1809 two days ago. I have no clue how to fix it.
    Audio of word pronunciation doesn't work in WIN 10 1809-win-10-1809-app-volume.jpg
      My Computer

  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,161
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #4

    If you use Chrome or Edge does it work?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 9
    WIN 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I haven't tried it since it is not exclusive to the browser. I don't use Chrome or Edge.

    The problem is not just the online dictionary, but the Merriam Webster Dictionary software that I installed in my PC. That dictionary has audio pronunciations that doesn't work at all. So, I am assuming something to do with the Windows System.
      My Computer

  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,161
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #6

    What else doesn't have sound?

    So you access this through Firefox, please try Edge.

    You listed quite a few things that did have sound and stated So, I am assuming that there is no problem with Audio Device


      My Computer


  7. Posts : 9
    WIN 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Only audio problem that I am experiencing is with Word pronunciation in a stand alone dictionary as well as on-line dictionaries.

    I just tried with Edge now that also has no audio of word pronunciation in on-line dictionaries.

    I can play any Music player, Video player, Youtube videos, Live TV streaming, Skype calls without any problem. All of them have the normal sound.
      My Computer

  8. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,834
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #8

    Do you have the latest Java installed?
    you need Java to play audio in the dictionary FAQ: Audio Pronunciations | Merriam-Webster
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 9
    WIN 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #9

    spunk said:
    Do you have the latest Java installed?
    you need Java to play audio in the dictionary FAQ: Audio Pronunciations | Merriam-Webster
    No Java script installed. Firefox doesn't support Java script. Moreover, I have been using this dictionary software without any problem until I installed the new WIN 10 1809 version on 10/2. The audio has been working in WIN 10 1803 version until 10/2 morning and there was no Java script in my PC at that time either. However, I had Flash and now I installed the Flash to test it. No audio from the dictionary software or from the on-line dictionary.

    Those who have installed WIN 10 1809 version, please test any on-line dictionary such as Oxford or Merriam Webster to see if you can hear the audio of word pronunciation.

    Please post it.
      My Computer

  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,161
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #10

    I have 1809 on my laptop. I browsed to the dictionary web site, found a word. theater, and click on the little pronunciation icon and it said theater. I don't have a standalone dictionary. I also don't have the full java installed.

    I would clear your browsing data in FF. If you point me to your standalone dictionary (and if it's a free app) I would be happy to install and test.
      My Computer


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:30.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums