Lack of sound FIX

I found the problem with the lack of sound is that there isn't support for Google Chrome. If you just use a different browser like Mozilla, you'll have sound! :)

February 22, 2013


Hey now, we do support Chrome. In fact, most of the team and most of our users access Duolingo from it.

Unfortunately, problems with sound and microphone input happen to people in certain browsers for various reasons. If you have extensions installed in Chrome, try disabling them, restarting the browser, and see if that fixes the problem. If you don't have any extensions installed, see if sound is working on other websites in Chrome like

February 24, 2013

I did and tried everything. Not a single sound. Nothing. At all. With Chrome and IE.

February 25, 2013
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Try going here and click on the speaker. Does that play?

February 25, 2013


February 26, 2013

can you try going here and tell me what it reports:

February 28, 2013

SM2 SWF V2.97a.20130101 (AS2/Flash 8) ExternalInterface available Adding ExternalInterface callbacks... Testing Flash - JS... Flash - JS OK Waiting for JS - Flash... JS - Flash OK Enabling polling, 50 ms interval

Sound does not work. When I click on the speaker button nothing happens.

March 1, 2013

I have the same problem as rikiriki2bis and dont know how to fix...:(

March 9, 2013

I don't get any sound in firefox and chrome in windows as well as linux mint, however, there is sound in youtube and metacafe videos

February 25, 2013

I use firefox, with multiple plugins. I had no sound, despite sound working OK in different sites. But I found the problem source, that was flashblock. I had to add to a whitelist. The rest of blocking addons (like adblock or scriptblock) were not causing any trouble. I'm posting this for other people.

March 2, 2013

yes that worked... i tried adding to whitelist... but that didn't work... i had to remove www.

March 3, 2013

Can you be more specific? Which white list? Windows firewall? flash options? Browser options? if it is just Firefox then for all the other browsers, the issue is still open

March 5, 2013

In my case, the problems were caused by flashblock add-on for Firefox, so I added two domains to its (plugin's) whitelist: and (the content is hosted by this provider), and restarted firefox. It worked.

I recommend everyone having problems with sound :check if sound works with the same browser on different sites that use flash (youtube for example), and if it is a case only with this SITE, add the mentioned domains to whitelists of any blocking addons you have.

March 5, 2013

I am a bit technologically challenged, so forgive the following question, but how do you add these two to the "whitelist"? Because I am still not hearing sound.

March 11, 2013

-- but i want to ues G-chrome ..i don't want to change !!!! so how can i fix it .. i really hate waste my timee -- merdeee !!!

March 21, 2013

You haven't been very specific. Please be:

March 21, 2013
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