Ubuntu – No Sound in HTML5 and Google Chrome after update to 13.10


After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 I have no sound for HTML5 players in Google Chrome Browser.

Firefox works.

Flash Players are working.

No sound on Youtube when using HTML5. No sound on vimeo (They have html5 player as standard).

When I open the soundapplication, google doesn't show up when I try to play a html5 video. But it shows up, when playing a Flash Video.

Google Chrome Version is: 24.0.1312.52

Installed an updated via ppa:

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Best Answer

I fixed it. Here is the complete journey:

I tried to install a new version (30.0.1599.114) of Chrome with a deb package.

Installation went O.K. but Chrome still said: Version 24.0.1312.52 in "About Google Chrome). Sound in HTML5 Players still didn't work.

I deleted the ppa. Installed deb package again. Still the same.

Then I moved my profile folder. Restarted Google Chrome and suddenly I had the new version. And HTML5 sound works.

To move the profile folder:

mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/google-chrome_bak

This will delete all your passwords and favorites etc. But if you have google chrome syncronization you can recover it.