7 Common Audio Video Issues & Ways to Fix Them

If you have owned any electronic device in your life, you would know how frustrating audio and video issues are. Through this article, we will highlight some of the common audio issues and the ways to fix them. Please note that these are not sure short solutions to the issues, but you might get permanent solutions with these methods. 

Let’s discuss some common audio issues and their solutions.

  • Broken Hardware

If you’re unable to hear any voice from your device, running an audio troubleshooter might help. However, it requires administrator access. Additionally, you can try going through the support documentation of your device and figure out the root cause of this issue. 

Also, try plugging and unplugging your headphones to see that the voice isn’t going in the headphone jack. If the problem, however, persists, please contact your carrier or service provider. 

  • Inconsistent Volume

When you’re able to hear the volume but the volume is either too high or too low, check all volume sliders to see if you’ve by mistake muted or turned it up. If this doesn’t work, find out if your system is fully updated. 

Look at your taskbar to see if the speaker button is there on the right. Then, right-click and look for the mixer option. Sometimes, when you have no sound, it is simply because the device is trying to output the volume through some older connected devices.

The speakers or wireless headphones which were connected to this device earlier might be expelling the sound. By turning Bluetooth and other connections off, you can simply fix the sound issues.

  • Malfunctioning Microphone

If your microphones are not working, try plugging and then unplugging it. If it still doesn’t work, try restarting your device. You may also try to connect the microphone to another digital device such as your mobile phone to check if it works. 

If you are not able to hear anything, try to read the support documentation or contact your service provider. You can also check out the volume settings and whether the microphone has permissions for specific applications.

  • Unfunctional Camera

In case you’re using an external camera, and it stops working in the middle, unplug it and plug it in again. For all types of cameras, please make sure that your system is updated for the camera to work properly. 

Make sure the lens of the camera is clean so that the picture quality does not get compromised and a clear picture is displayed every time you open it. 

For external cameras, the device drivers are usually available from the manufacturer’s end. If the problem still persists, try to check if the camera is working on other applications. Alternatively, check if the camera works on other accounts for other users.

If these steps fail too, try resetting the system from scratch. 

  • Unstable Video

This section will cover the ways to fix problems with cameras, video meetings, presentations, or other recorded content. If you are having trouble with turning on your video, try closing the application, for example, Zoom or Slack, and reopen it.

Video strutting and glitches are frustrating when you’re in the middle of a meeting, a presentation, or even a film. In these cases, outdated video players are the reason or usual culprits.

Try connecting the video again, and it should work this time. In case you’re using the video option on a web browser, and there is a problem in the video, you can try to fix it by clearing cookies and caches.

  • Slow Internet

Additionally, check your internet connection and its speed. Check if the WiFi is connected properly and try to refresh the webpage.

In case you’re using web applications like Zoom or Skype for business, you can refer to individual support documentation of these applications to troubleshoot the issue. 

  • Abrupt Malware

There’s another common issue with video playing on systems when a white or black screen is being displayed in place of the video. This black or white screen can be a result of compression or malware intrusion, or similar errors. 

Moreover, there might be chances that you don’t have a graphic card in your system, which means the video will not be displayed on your system.


Lagging, strutting, mute errors in playback and speakers are common. Although anyone can get frustrated when this happens, the solution is to think calmly and follow the above steps. Besides, there can be many reasons behind the issue, which can result in video or audio glitches. 

These are common problems and can be solved very easily following these simple steps. In case nothing works, you can try and restart your device as well as the external devices, and you’d be good to go.  

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