Audio simply stopped working for VLC (& other video players). MacOS 10.14.6, VLC 3.0.8. Audio is fine otherwise; YouTube has audio, games in Steam do too, my music player works fine. I've checked all the obvious settings in Preferences, it should be working. But it's not. I reinstalled VLC & tried using an alternate video player. No audio. Not for videos (any format: mp4, avi, etc), mp3's or streaming audio via icecast. mp3's play fine in my mp3 player though.
So, any ideas on where the fault lies?