Today, all of a sudden the audio for flash video died in all browsers on my G5 iMac at home. Restarted. No go. Call the computer and “fucking piece of shit” while clicking on everything but changing nothing in my system preferences. No go. Restarted again. No go. Then I found this:
Every once in a while though, on Mac OS X it can happen that these Flash video players don’t have sound anymore.
It is pretty hard to figure out why, and the solution is quite random, but on macosxhints I found a comment mentioning that it could be a sampling rate problem:
1. open /Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup
2. check the properties for Built In Output.
3. It might be set to 96KHz. Change it to 44KHz and audio in Flash will return immediately.
Now, I don’t know what software it is messing up that setting, but I am glad it can be fixed.
Odd. But it worked. The issue I’m having is what do I set it too if it happens again?