surf 2.0+git20190208-2 — No sound output with Ubuntu LTS 20.04
quinq at fifth.space
Wed Dec 2 18:41:06 UTC 2020
> This is to inform you that, unlike Ubuntu LTS 18.04, the web browser
> surf version 2.0+git20190208-2, installed from the standard Ubuntu
> package repository, no longer produces any sound on all web pages that
> were tried.
What was the last version which was working?
> Here is an example that previously worked with 18.04:
> surf -m -a @ http://hackgreensdr.org:8901/m.html
I tested this url on surf, firefox, chromium, and I don't get any sound
at all, could you explain what I have to do in order to start playing
some sound over-there?
On the other hand, I can play music with:
$ surf https://files.freemusicarchive.org/storage-freemusicarchive-org/music/Creative_Commons/TaaPet/CC_Affiliates_Mixtape_1/TaaPet_-_11_-_Not_Enough.mp3
(URL taken randomly on the internet looking for free-licensed sound)
But know that surf doesn't deal with sound support itself, it's
entirely handled by the gtk webkit port.
Usually a good first test in order to differenciate surf issues from
webkit issues is to make the same test with another webkitgtk-based
browser, like epiphany (and with others too is even better).
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