I could watch the movies move, but the sounds were soundless. After searching the web, I found all sorts of ‘settings’ suggestions and tried them all. I reinstalled the player in various ways. I tore hair out and swore (at least I got a sound out of that) but nothing worked.
Then I found this suggestion from Mozilla Support to somebody with the same problem way back when:
‘I’m sorry, but I have to ask, have you checked the Youtube player’s volume?’
‘Of course it can’t be THAT!’ I snarled, but called up a clip anyway and clicked on the speaker thingy at the bottom. Sure enough, it was set to ‘Mute’. Sliding the (normally hidden) slider gave sound, glorious sound.
Whether this arose from the update process, or I simply hit that button by accident on the next clip I tried to play, I know not. I can only reason that whatever the reason for the reason may have been, that was the reason.
Just in case there are any other utter dimwits out there who look for all the complicated solutions before checking out the simplest one …
I have just completed the process to Proof stage for another of my novels to go on Amazon, which was fairly time-consuming. We had a couple of electricity-outs just for fun. Then we had a kiddy Sports Day this morning, and a birthday celebration for Sn-i-Law this evening.
This afternoon we travelled some distance to the only music shop in the whole of Durban which claimed, after I had phoned around, to have violin strings in stock. When we got there, they were out of E strings, so I had to come away with only G, D, and A. I tried to get two of the latter, but I had taken the last one. Can you believe it that a whole city can run out of such things? Then, to add to my ire, they asked a price over 60% more than they had quoted on the phone. After a flood of toys had descended from my cot, they did a quick downward adjustment.
Tomorrow another spot of socialising. It seems I no sooner catch up a bit on blogs when I drop behind again!