Summary: Despite the versatility of Chromecast digital media players, many users find that, when they plug the Chromecast device into a TV monitor, the video displays just fine, but the sound does not play. Why and how to fix it?
Say you’ve picked up a Chromecast and are about to cast a movie or show you’ve been dying to watch. The video is up on your TV screen in all its glory, but there’s no sound—did you suddenly lose your hearing? Probably not. Sometimes things don’t always work perfectly out of the box. Here’s how to fix it.
Different Ways to Fix Chromecast No Sound on TV
Solution 1: The first and easiest route when trying to solve an audio problem with your Google Chromecast is disconnecting it and trying another HDMI port. (This is assuming you have a secondary HDMI port available.) Believe it or not, I have had issues with USB ports not working with a device, and trying a secondary USB port solved the problem.
Solution 2: You also can try is turning off the TV for a minute or two to reset everything. Is your Google Chromecast being powered by a USB port on the back or side of your TV? Plug your Chromecast directly into a wall outlet for power, instead of using the TV to power it. Turn everything back on and see if you have sound now.You can control the volume on the Google Chromecast from your smartphone if you are using it to cast to your TV. Make sure your volume is turned up on your device.
Solution 3: The solution to this problem is to convert the audio code or the video format to something that Chromecast can support. In order to do this, you must think like a dongle. If you were a dongle, what would you do to connect with something that would let you play sound anywhere, even on a big TV? Of course, you would go to the mighty Internet in search of a more versatile format that could gibe with your tiny but powerful dongle settings. Even if you are not in the dongle mindset yourself, you can convert the audio code to something that your Chromecast digital media player can play by following these easy steps.
There are lots of file conversion programs available for download, and some of these will convert to formats that are compatible with Chromecast digital media players. The safest and most reliable of these is the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. With it, you can convert almost all kinds of video files like to Chromecast supported format for streaming without quality loss. In addition, it not only can quickly convert virtually any video and audio files to all popular video/audio formats and popular devices like the iPad, Android devices, PS3,Roku, Xbox, etc. What’s more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.
Free download and install
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
Step 1: Load unsupported file formats.
Launch the program on your computer, click "File" ＞ "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" button to navigate to the folder where you save source file for loading into the program.
Step 2: Output Chromecast supported file formats.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose to output Chromecast supported file format by following "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3：Choose TV preset profile formats.
If you wish to cast video from Chromecast to Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/LG TV, you can directly output TV preset profile formats from "TVs" main category menu.
Note: Click "Settings" to make sure the video and audio codec is compatible with Chromecast. Chromecast supported Audio:
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
Go back to the main UI and click "Convert"button to start unsupported video to Chromecast compatible formats conversion.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to stream any video to Chromecast with sound via Videostream, Plex Media Server or Chrome browser tab.