https://www.duolingo.com/Gordon563001

Sound cutting out?

Is it just something quirky about my computer system or is anyone else having the experience of the sound suddenly cutting out? I'll do one lesson and everything is as it should be, but when I start another lesson, suddenly everything has gone quiet. Most annoying!

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/zaitrancer
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Yes, it has happened to me. On rare occasions I lose the audio entirely, as you mention. More frequently the audio skips out at the end of a sentence or phrase in a lesson, but I can get around that by playing it again and it's fine.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spottyhorse
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It's happened to me, too. I usually go away and do something else, then come back to it and generally find it's working again. I do agree that it's annoying, though, especially when you're trying to test out!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ros186385
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Usually the last word in a sentence, sometimes more, is cut off. I find it helps to listen to the slow version, which is often more complete. This is on the desktop version.

If you're losing all of the sound you might need to check whether you can hear anything else on your system, in case it's a problem with your sound card.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teagan_Grey

Yes, I have found that the sound simply cuts out on any random question and then I have no choice but to give a possible answer. As you said, it is VERY annoying.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Russ870203
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I have had the same problem. In German, I would usually lose the sound completely in the third or fourth set, and would have to exit and re-enter the program. In Spanish, it now cuts out consistently in the second set. I posted this to the troubleshooting discussion, but no response so far.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebbo19763

I have some sound cutoff issues with my bluetooth headphones. A workaround I found is to put on music very quietly in another window (I use Pandora) so that there is a continuous feed of data to the headphones.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CONNIE693624

I am having same issue and have reported it. Start lessons fine on line, can hear the audio, then suddenly it will stop. This is frustrating me as I close my eyes and listen to a sentence before looking at it to translate. Discovered that if I go to the discussion page, I can tap on the speaker and hear the sentence in Spanish. But by then, I have already translated the sentence by sight rather than listening.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

If it has done so for me, I'm afraid I haven't noticed, as I don't have the sound on very often. I can imagine how it may be quite annoying though.

2 weeks ago
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