Sound in Firefox

Donn donn.ingle at
Sun Jul 26 09:58:42 UTC 2009

On Sunday, 26 July 2009 10:22:39 Goh Lip wrote:
> I am not getting any sound in Firefox, say youtube after reinstalling
> karmic alpha3. Video ok. (External) kaffeine sound/video ok. Any ideas?
As crummy as this sounds, it's what I have been reduced-to:
0. Start a video streaming in Firefox. Ignore all the facts that you can't see 
or hear it playing...
1. Open konsole, go to /tmp
2. ls -cr
3. Look at last few files. They will have names like "Flash28caAD"
4. Try mplayer (or vlc, etc.) on them. The one that plays what you are 
streaming is the file for you.
5. When then streaming is done, copy that file to some other place as 
mycoolfile.flv and you can then watch it.

Both Jaunty and my Hardy laptop (on a recent Firefox update) has stopped 
playing Flash. I wish mplayer or vlc could be made to stand-in for flash 
plugins. I would ditch it like a ... Flash!

2D vector animation :
Font manager :

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