WMP and VLC no longer play mp3s


  1. Posts : 3,434
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    WMP and VLC no longer play mp3s


    Just tried to play some music with WMP; wouldn't work. Just get a red X next to the track. But it worked fine a few minutes beforehand. Same with VLC. VLC actually plays the track but no sound comes out.

    Using the AISO3ALL driver for my DAW and all audio I/O goes through my M-Audio M-Track. This has played everything fine up until a few minutes ago. I have no idea what I changed or how to fix it. New to W10 so I'm struggling to find things (7 was easier imo). Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 3,434
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention: Prime and Youtube also lost sound.
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  3. Posts : 8,692
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Start by ruling out the driver and any external devices like the DAC.
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  4. Posts : 3,434
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Latest AISO driver and everything is set to use the M-track.
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  5. Posts : 12,475
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    Do you still get the Windows sounds such as when changing the volume control on the Taskbar, Notification Area or in Control Panel, Sounds or Settings, Sounds?
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  6. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #6

    bigseb said:
    Just tried to play some music with WMP; wouldn't work. Just get a red X next to the track. But it worked fine a few minutes beforehand. Same with VLC. VLC actually plays the track but no sound comes out.
    Using the AISO3ALL driver ...
    Hi @bigseb,
    First, the name of driver is ASIO4ALL and second, NOT all players/apps support ASIO drivers.
    Also, ASIO4ALL is a 32bit driver and works only with 32bit apps.

    Go to Options or Preferences or Properties > Audio or Playback Output of your players to see if ASIO4ALL can be seen/supported. If so, just select it (on playing, you'll see an ASIO4ALL icon on taskbar). If not, you can do nothing about it.

    Then go to Open Sound settings (right click on taskbar speaker icon) and set your output device.
    You may also set your player output device from inside your player (Options or Preferences or Properties > Audio or Playback Output), if support it.

    Finally, if you cannot configure the whole thing, uninstall ASIO4ALL which is just a crap (imo, for its sound quality), nowadays.
    Last edited by HeM; 07 Oct 2019 at 03:17.
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  7. Posts : 3,434
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    Thread Starter
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    Solved this by using desktop speakers and the standard Realtek audio. Now everything works again. Using ASIO driver purely for the M-track for my recording.
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