How to solve audio problems in Google Chrome

Often times you may have encountered a video on YouTube in which there was no sound or the sound was stuffy. Or maybe you can hear the sound, but only on two channels. These problems occur because Google Chrome resamples the audio and assigns only two output channels, sometimes the wrong output channels. Fortunately there is a very simple solution to all these problems.

All you have to do in order to solve the problem is to right click on the Google Chrome shortcut and then click Properties. In the Properties window, go to the Target field and at the end of the text, after the quotes, write --disable-audio-output-resampler (with a space before it). If that doesn’t work, you can try with --force-wave-audio or --try-supported-channel-layouts. For me it worked with --force-wave-audio, as you can see in the image below.

Google Chrome Shortcut Properties

If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, you must change the Start Menu shortcut in order for it to run every time you open Google Chrome. For this you must navigate to the following location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google. It will probably ask you for administrator rights when trying to change the shortcut.

If you also have Google Chrome in the Taskbar, you must right click on it, then click Unpin this program from taskbar. After that, reopen Google Chrome from the Start Menu and while it’s open, right click on the Google Chrome’s icon in the Taskbar, then click Pin this program to taskbar. In this way you can open Google Chrome from anywhere and you’ll have no problems with the sound.

I hope this little tutorial has been helpful to you. If it was, I invite you to Like and Share this, so it can also be useful to your friends. If you have any questions, I’ll see you in the comments section below.


  1. Adina says:

    Yay! A mers! Multumesc!

  2. Mihai says:

    Metoda imi mergea si mie pe windows 7 cu –force-wave-audio dar pe windows 10 nu mai merge nici una din cele 3 prezentate mai sus. :(

  3. Alex says:

    Mie de mai bine o jumatate de an de fiecare data cum am pus windows-ul mi-a mers,azi l-am pus din nou si nu mai vrea deloc(fac toti pasi ca inainte).Aveti idee de ce?

    • Probabil ai hardware mai vechi si Google Chrome nu mai stie sa faca cum trebuie legatura si sa scoata pe canalele care trebuie. Problema asta o am si eu pe PC-ul vechi, acum chiar si pe Firefox. Aparent browserele au abandonat suportul pentru hardware mai vechi si nu mai ofera nici fix-uri pentru bug-urile respective.

      PS: Daca Windows-ul de care vorbesti e XP, atunci aia e problema.

  4. Ilie says:

    Eu am problema doar cu google translate – nu pot auzi pronuntia cuvintelor; you tube se aude bine

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