Failed to Initialize Audio Client

Failed to initialize audio client: Unknown Device

This issue is caused when Minecraft is updable to load audio, as OpenAL could not identify the current audio device in use. To solve this error, you should update your Audio Card drivers.

How to fix this

To resolve this issue, you need to update your Audio Drivers.

If you are on Windows, please read below, if you are on Mac OSX, please use Software Update to update them, if you are on Linix, reffer to your distro manuall.

Updating your Audio Card

There is a very simple way to update your drivers, which is available free of cost.

SlimDrivers, is a utility for Windows that is used for keeping your Computer's drivers up-to-date. 

To use the utility, install the program and you will get the option to scan your computer for hardware. 

Press the "Start Scan" button, and once the scan is finished, you will get a report of all outdated drivers on your computer. 

Look under the "Sound, Video and ..." section, and if any items are listed, press the "Download Update" button to the right, for each of the Items. 

Alternatively, install all the latest driver updates.

Updating your Audio Card

There is a very simple way to update your drivers, which is available free of cost.

SlimDrivers, is a utility for Windows that is used for keeping your Computer's drivers up-to-date. 

To use the utility, install the program and you will get the option to scan your computer for hardware. 

Press the "Start Scan" button, and once the scan is finished, you will get a report of all outdated drivers on your computer. 

Look under the "Sound, Video and ..." section, and if any items are listed, press the "Download Update" button to the right, for each of the Items. 

Alternatively, install all the latest driver updates.

Verify and complete

After you have installed the latest driver update, you should restart your computer if you have not already.

If you have done that, try Minecraft afterwards; if it worked, have fun! 

If not, then please contact out technical support resources.

Verify and complete

After you have installed the latest driver update, you should restart your computer if you have not already.

If you have done that, try Minecraft afterwards; if it worked, have fun! 

If not, then please contact out technical support resources.