How to Mute YouTube or Video Player

Some people watch videos just for the motion picture, not for the sound, especially when they are in office or in public. Here I list some ways to turn off the sound of the video.

Player Speaker Control

Lowering the volume of the video can be helpful, but not good enough.

Mute Click

For YouTube video player, you can move the mouse to the bottom of the video player, the speaker icon will show up in front of you.

YouTube Player Mute Control

YouTube Player Mute Control

Please click on the speaker icon, then the player will mute the video.

YouTube Player Mute Control

YouTube Player Mute Control

Mute HotKey

The fastest way is use the hotkey of the player, which is to press m to mute the player.

Browser Speaker Control

You browsers may help to mute the video instantly.

Mute Click

For Chrome, you can just right-click on the tab and then click "Mute Site".

Chrome - Mute Site

Chrome - Mute Site

For Firefox, you can just right-click on the tab and then click "Mute Tab".

FireFox - Mute Tab

FireFox - Mute Tab

Mute HotKey

You can always use Ctrl + m in FireFox to mute the tab instantly no matter what video player you are using. Unfortunately, Chrome does not have any hotkey to fulfill this feature.

Windows 10 Speaker Control

Ultimately, you can use the volume control of Windows 10 to mute the video.

Mute Click

On the right-bottom corner, you can locate the volume controller, then mute the speaker.

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 1

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 1

Toggle Mute appears.

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 2

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 2

We have muted the speaker.

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 3

Windows 10 - Mute Speaker - Step 3

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