I am running 1.139.111 on Arch Manjaro, browser works perfectly except that I receive no audio on You Tube, Firefox and Chrome are fine, Youn Tube doesn’t have a clue and problem did not exist before update prior to 111. Any thoughts?
Hi and welcome. Community member myself. Just passing along information from another topic posted in April with audio issues on Linux installs. It could be used for troubleshooting your issue. It also had a couple of things to try that worked for others with audio issues at the time at the time. I do not know if will help with your particular issue but hope it does!
Check if sound is enabled @ brave://settings/content/sound?search=sound
The Brave setting is all good, allows sites to play sound. As mentioned in the previous post the speaker test works correctly, other sites can play sound. Def a puzzle!
I don’t know if this is the problem, but one thing you can do is open up your pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) and go to the Playback tab and make sure the Brave application volume is set to 100% and the mute button is not pressed. I’m not sure how it could have gotten set that way unless you did it, but it will stay set that way after you close the application. I don’t know if rebooting resets it and haven’t tried yet. Also, can you upgrade to 1.39.111 or 1.41.14? I have audio on both of those on Arch Linux.
Thanks for the suggestion, control is set at 100% and I am running .111. As I say audio is normal for everything except You Tube and it works in the other 2 browsers
I have the same problem, but it is not only with YouTube, but every website (tested with Deezer and Dailymotion for example).
I am on Manjaro too, problem occurs since 1.139.111 and is still there with 1.139.120. I checked audio settings in Brave and Gnome parameters, all is fine. It was working before. It works in Chromium and Firefox.
tagging @Mattches to see if he can take a look.
In the meantime, some things you might try or confirm you tried to provide as much information as possible for support staff to troubleshoot your issue are listed below. Please provide an update on results. You can just put “tried all and nothing worked” since the list is pretty long. If you get new information, from the testing, make sure you include the new information in your post!
Did you try the suggestions in the topic linked above? (Brave linux no sound in videos since last two updates over the past week) What were the results of the following tests?
- disable extensions
- new private window
- new test profile
brave://settings/content/soundmake sure sound option selected is
Sites can play sound
- go to
brave://settings/extensionsmake sure that
Media Routeris enabled
- The problem was that casting needs to be from source Cast Tab .
I doesn’t work when set to cast desktop (which is what I had been using)
I had used the cast desktop to get audio to work when I was using Windows 10. Now that I use Linux, it is the opposite setting needed to get audio to work !
- I clicked again on the Audio (Speaker) taskbar icon and saw an Applications tab there which shows which applications are playing audio. Since I had already started a video for this testing, I saw Brave (only) on the applications list. It showed Brave’s volume at 100%, but it was grayed out. So I pulled the volume back to 95% and back up to 100% again and the video’s audio started playing.
Have you tested to see if the problem occurs in the Beta and/or Nightly builds?
Make sure you are updated to the latest Brave and OS versions.
Ran Test 2 (new profile) no change, added You Tube App no change
Ran Media Enabled and Disabled (no change)
Site Sound is enabled
New window made no change
All tests rerun on 1.39.120
This all happened after a Brave update 6 or so weeks ago
@rehunn It is after business hours in the USA. Hopefully support staff will be able to take a look tomorrow.
That’s fine, I’d like to get back to my favorite browser, Firefox has come a long way but it’s just not Brave!
After some research, it seems to be a Manjaro problem. I managed to fix it after seeing this topic :
I installed manjaro-pipewire and removed pulseaudio.
Woot! Glad you found a fix! Good job.
@rehunn can you see if that fix works for you too and post an update?
I would be interested in seeing how the gentleman removed pulseaudio, I’m running kde and there are just too many dependencies to remove. Pipewire requires the removal of pulseaudio. Need to research a bit more!
I needed to manually remove something like 4/5 pulseaudio dependencies, as suggested by pamac.
I don’t understand this. Can you provide more information or a link that could help me understand? Thank-you.
1 - Open your graphical package manager, search “manjaro-pipewire”, try to uninstall it. It will say something like “To install manjaro-pipewire we have to uninstall pulseaudio”. Try to proceed, and then it should say something like “I cannot uninstall pulseaudio because of pulseaudio-xyz” (“xyz” is just an example, I do not remember the exact name).
2 - Cancel the “manjaro-pipewire” installation and uninstall “pulseaudio-xyz” (as stated in the previous message).
3 - Then try to install “manjaro-pipewire” again. You may have to repeat step 2 4/5 times, so you can install it.
I hope it is clearer
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions but due to KDE dependencies and others I’m not going to remove pulseaudio. I will live with the problem for a while longer because like other things in Linux problems tend to work themselves out over time, but as I said, thanks again.
@rehunn You did update to the latest Brave version 1.39.122 and that didn’t fix the problem, correct?
Tagging @Mattches to see if he can help.
You shouldn’t have to “live with problem”. If it is a bug, and not something unique to you, it needs to be reported too. At the least, if no one can pinpoint the issue here, you should submit a request and inform support of the issue using the form linked below.
Again, thanks for all the attention. I did a system reinstall last night including latest Manjaro Brave update and it fixed the problem. I didn’t solve the problem but at least I fixed it.