Sound in Firefox

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Jul 26 14:31:01 UTC 2009

Donn wrote:
> 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!
> \d

Try the Firefox plugin Download Helper. It will capture most any 
video/audio stream from Firefox and save it to the directory of your 
choice. Much easier than digging through the temp folder.

It puts a small icon next to the address bar that will "rotate" whenever 
there's a stream for it to download. Click and your given your 
choice(s). Click the choice and tell it where to put it. Sometimes you 
have to rename to something that has a meaning. I believe there are even 
some choices of format but I generally leave them as the default "flv".

Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
If you can't eat it or play with it, 
just pee on it and walk away

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