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I have a new Binai (cheap China) 15.6 laptop. Beautiful screen colors and resolution.

That's why I bought it because I like watching VDO at night outside.

On certain YouTube VDO the sound shifts randomly from earphones to speakers and back.

Just particular VDO types like with the series "Catching a Predator" and "The FlightChannel".

I've spend time Googling for an explanation and a fix but no luck.

 

Any guru out there can explain?

I'd tend to suspect the way some YouTube contributors encode their downloads.

But then there must be also a problem with my soundcard.

I've bought a USB soundcard but don't use it yet. The majority of what I watch on YouTube is no problem.

 

 

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Might want to try in this forum: https://forum.thaivisa.com/forum/17-it-and-computers/

 

Might get a wider (and wiser) audience for your question.

I've been having similar issues but it's not just with internet videos. I've got 32gbs of MP3s that I play in WinAmp. Lately most songs play fine but some will start, then fade after a couple of seconds. I'll switch to a different song then come back to the first one and again, it starts to play normally, then fades out again. 
I've thrown the CD into the machine and played the same song directly, no problem.

Some Youtube videos do the same thing. I've tried switching the headphone and speaker jacks with no luck. I've got a new Soundblaster card in my Lazada shopping cart but am holding off on ordering it as it would be annoying to get it, install it, then find I'm still having the same problem.

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47 minutes ago, jayceenik said:

sound shifts randomly from earphones to speakers and back

It's likely an intermittently bad solder connection in your earphone jack...when the sound shifts try to jiggle the plug and see if it shifts back

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52 minutes ago, jayceenik said:

On certain YouTube VDO the sound shifts randomly from earphones to speakers and back.

How are your earphones connected? 3.5mm or USB?

 

Likely that has nothing to do with YouTube.

And likely it is a hardware issue with your earphone connection or any component which is involved in that connection.

If you have another earphone or headset or speaker try that.

And if you have another earphone or headset or speaker with another connection then try that.

Find our which works and which not.

Try to keep the cable alone for a while and look if the problem happens.

Try to wiggle on the cable and look if the problem happens.

 

After all this it should be pretty obvious where the problem is. If it's not obvious for you then post your findings about above questions.

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1 hour ago, jayceenik said:

On certain YouTube VDO the sound shifts randomly from earphones to speakers and back.

What they said. But don't be coy. Give us a link to the certain YouTube VDO.

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3 hours ago, Kerryd said:

Might want to try in this forum: https://forum.thaivisa.com/forum/17-it-and-computers/

 

Might get a wider (and wiser) audience for your question.

I've been having similar issues but it's not just with internet videos. I've got 32gbs of MP3s that I play in WinAmp. Lately most songs play fine but some will start, then fade after a couple of seconds. I'll switch to a different song then come back to the first one and again, it starts to play normally, then fades out again. 
I've thrown the CD into the machine and played the same song directly, no problem.

Some Youtube videos do the same thing. I've tried switching the headphone and speaker jacks with no luck. I've got a new Soundblaster card in my Lazada shopping cart but am holding off on ordering it as it would be annoying to get it, install it, then find I'm still having the same problem.

 

Same issue with different players? e.g. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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58 minutes ago, jayceenik said:

`Like I said but if you want links here are two of the series that give me problems :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8purrQC1Ck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUOn6FrDPwg

 

Without going thru them both in full, and looking at the waveform of one, I don't notice any audio problems. Try spraying a bit of electrical contact cleaner in the jack and see if that helps.

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