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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KernPanik

Sound not working normally

This happens all the time - when I continue the lessons after reading some comments, there is NO sound, the sentences, the sound effect, nothing. And I have no choice but to skip the listening exercises, which usually results in failing the lesson. Is it a common problem or is it just me? How can I solve it?

August 8, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danthecoolman

If the sound is already not working and it's giving you listening exercises, try disabling the speaker within the 'Settings/Account'. It'll be below the Username, Email, and Microphone "Things"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KernPanik

But it is already disabled. I never had speaking exercises.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danthecoolman

I know. But you said you had listening excersizes. The speaker should enable/disable listening exercises


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KernPanik

Oh I see! Thanks very much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoyMLux

You're not alone. I've been fighting the same issue. Other than that I am having no problems. Luckily I have this same program on my tablet and everything works fine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KernPanik

Yup, the app on my phone works perfect as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

I've had problems with the sound not working lately too, and wondered if it was a problem with my computer or with the Duolingo program. Sometimes, if I click on the sound buttons frequently enough eventually the sound does activate, but not always. I too sometimes fail a lesson because of it. It may be frustrating, but I think of it as an opportunity to get some extra practice in.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KernPanik

I like your optimism :)

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