So, there appears to be a problem with my computer. The volume would automatically and randomly change from low to high. This has nothing to do with the volume slider. It stays the same. However, the actual volume keeps on changing. I first experienced this while watching YouTube videos and thought it was just a glitch with YouTube, but after experiencing this on multiple players I realized it had something to do with the computer. This problem only started to occur when I got Windows 10, so I’m assuming that it’s a problem with the Windows 10. Does anyone have any more information about this, and does anyone know how to fix it? I’m getting really tired of this and I’m about to just downgrade back to Windows 8.1 if I can.
I found an even more simple solution here.
The advice in this thread fixed my issue immediately. Quoted here in case you find this thread on Google (below is from superuser link):
Apparently it’s a driver (Realtek supposedly) problem with Windows 10 that causes this issue, that is, playing a video anywhere (youtube, local file, etc.), pausing, waiting a few seconds, and playing again would result in a volume change without any real change in the speaker volume meter.
The following fixed it for me:
- Click start and type sound and hit enter (to open the Sound window). Or you can alternatively right-click on the sound icon in the tray area and select Sounds.
- Select the Playback tab and then right-click on the Speakers and select Properties.
- Go to Enhancements tab (if you have it) and uncheck Disable all sound effects (or any similar thing you might have in there).
For me it immediately fixed the problem, so give it a go and see what happens.