Firefox/Flash with jackd

Chris Dawson xrdawson at
Fri Aug 17 06:04:09 BST 2007

This is intriguing.  I created a file exactly like the one in the
example, and then tried to run mplayer like this:

 mplayer -ao alsa Desktop/msg0053.WAV

I got this error:

Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.

I'll ask on the jackd list, but if you have suggestions I'd appreciate it.

I am surprised that this is a possible solution because I assumed
alsa/oss applications directly access (and lock) the hardware, and
this seems like a software routing solution.  I learn something new
every day.

Thanks for your assistance.


On 8/15/07, Charles philip Chan <cpchan at> wrote:
> Philipp Überbacher <hollunder at> writes:
> > I don't know of a way to do it (and I doubt it) but closing the
> > firefox tab should kick flash, also using the flashblock extension and
> > reloading the page works.
> One way to do it is to set up ALSA to use the Jackd plugin as an output
> device:
> CHarles
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