No audio in chrome... help?


#1

Does anyone else having problems with this? I can’t seem to get the audio working… and I’m not sure if it’s a browser problem or Wanikani’s. It’s working perfectly on FF, but I don’t want to use it, because of the scripts and plugins I’m currently using. 

Any idea?


#2

Chrome has an anti-autoplay setting that sometimes acts up. To check if this is the issue, type chrome://chrome/settings/content into your address bar and find the “Plug-Ins” section. If it’s set to “Click to Play,” change it to “Run Automatically” and see if the issue is fixed.

JavaScript must also be enabled for WaniKani to play audio, so check to make sure NoScript or similar extensions aren’t blocking the site.

WaniKani’s audio is encoded both as .mp3 and .ogg, so another check would be to see if files of these types play on other websites.


#3
BreadstickNinja said... Chrome has an anti-autoplay setting that sometimes acts up. To check if this is the issue, type chrome://chrome/settings/content into your address bar and find the "Plug-Ins" section. If it's set to "Click to Play," change it to "Run Automatically" and see if the issue is fixed.

JavaScript must also be enabled for WaniKani to play audio, so check to make sure NoScript or similar extensions aren't blocking the site.

WaniKani's audio is encoded both as .mp3 and .ogg, so another check would be to see if files of these types play on other websites.
 Thanks for the fast reply, but that doesn't seem to be the issue  I tried to play  one of wanikani  ogg./mp3 files directly https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.wanikani.com/audio/1e63f9a66638234f5535f9b764a3a916bfce0095.mp3. The OGG works, but MP3 doesn't. So now that i have singled out the problematic format, I might resolve the issue (btw, how to make ogg default?. 

EDIT: some mp3 on other websites work

#4

Sorry for the delay getting back, I didn’t see your reply. Apparently there is a known issue with some mp3s playing in Chrome. I’ve seen conflicting descriptions of exactly what mp3s are affected and why, but the general consensus seems to be that it relates to the metadata (artist name, song name, etc.) that are encoded with the mp3. The WaniKani mp3 files do include metadata, but perhaps they don’t contain all the fields necessary to avoid the bug. The issue also seems to affect Mac users more frequently than PC users. The audio files do play on my up-to-date Windows version of Chrome, so you might try making sure your version of Chrome is current. If that doesn’t work, you may be stuck with Firefox for the time being. :<br>


#5
BreadstickNinja said... Sorry for the delay getting back, I didn't see your reply. Apparently there is a known issue with some mp3s playing in Chrome. I've seen conflicting descriptions of exactly what mp3s are affected and why, but the general consensus seems to be that it relates to the metadata (artist name, song name, etc.) that are encoded with the mp3. The WaniKani mp3 files do include metadata, but perhaps they don't contain all the fields necessary to avoid the bug. The issue also seems to affect Mac users more frequently than PC users. The audio files do play on my up-to-date Windows version of Chrome, so you might try making sure your version of Chrome is current. If that doesn't work, you may be stuck with Firefox for the time being. :\
 Yeah, I came to the same conclusion while googling about it. I tried  a few tricks that other people advised, but none of them worked. Luckily my PC is due for formatting soon. The only problem is, that I'm too lazy to do it (hence the level 8 on my wanikani, when I should be close to yours :D). Too bad there isn't some option in the settings to set ogg as default audio... 
Well. format it is. 

Thanks for your time, Bread!