Audio is a big part of our multimedia experience, but sometimes audio issues can occur. So, in this article, we are going to investigate the reasons for the YouTube Audio Renderer Error.
Audio Renderer Error – what does it mean?
Some Windows users report about “Audio Renderer Error. Restart computer” when they try to play a video on YouTube. The problem does not apply to a specific version of Windows, it occurs with a number of web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Edge. Other affected users report that they also have a problem listening to iTunes or using the built-in audio player. Many users come across this issue after installing, updating, or changing the audio device.
So, what does cause this Error? There are the following reasons:
● The problem with the audio driver seems to be a recurring error in some motherboard models. Some bugs in the audio driver making audio rendering unavailable.
● The lack of synchronization between Windows Sound driver frequencies and ASIO driver frequencies. This problem is confirmed when users use both drivers with different audio frequencies.
● BIOS version error – On Dell computers, this problem is mainly due to a faulty software update.
How to solve this problem?
It is recommended to do the following actions to fix this problem:
● Reboot your computer.
● Disconnect and connect the audio device. As simple as it sounds, disconnecting and plugging in a device, whatever it is, can solve the problem in a short time. If you’re using a pair of wired headphones, a jack, or a USB port, unplug them and plug them back in when you see an answering machine error.
● Use the command line. The command line is a powerful command-line tool that allows you to quickly make changes to your system. If you receive an “Audio device disabled” error message, you can correct it using the command line.
● Use Registry Editor. According to users, you can fix the audio device with a disabled message by changing the registry. Obviously, certain groups do not have the necessary permissions to access some registry keys, and this can lead to this error. Before we start modifying the registry, we must warn you that modifying the registry can be potentially dangerous.
● Make sure the audio device is turned on in Device Manager. Device Manager makes it easy to turn off devices, so you can check in Device Manager if the device is turned off.
● Uninstall the audio driver. If you receive an “Audio Device” error message, you can fix it by removing the audio driver. Your sound driver may be corrupted and this error may occur. To resolve this issue, make sure that all external audio devices are turned off. Then you need to uninstall the sound driver.