Problems Playing Videos
Jim at keeliegirl.dyndns.org
Sun Jun 25 05:30:30 UTC 2006
> I actually have the same problem. If I watch one video on youtube then
> close the window suddenly I have no sound for any of the other
> applications including the web brosweer. I've tried killall esd (which
> worked with the last version of ubuntu), but now it doesn't.
You should try not to use esound at all. Alsa does sound mixing and has
a compatibility module for old OSS apps. Here is what I have set up and
it seems to work:
In /etc/modules I added snd-seq-oss so the alsa oss module is loaded at
boot. You can manually loaded it with "modprobe snd-seq-oss" so you
don't have to reboot.
Install alsa-oss: sudo apt-get alsa-oss
This will give you /usr/bin/aoss. You can run an old OSS program with
aoss like so:
Now realplay will work while other alsa apps are playing and also
realplay will not lock your sound card.
I just modified the /usr/bin/realplay startup script to always launch
realplay through aoss. Here are the changes I made that are near the
end of /usr/bin/realplay:
#LD_PRELOAD=`echo $LD_PRELOAD | sed -e
#if [ -n "$LD_PRELOAD" ]; then
# echo "Warning: LD_PRELOAD=\"$LD_PRELOAD\""
# execute binary (and pass args), optionally running via catchsegv
Basically just comment out the LD_PRELOAD lines and add /usr/bin/aoss to
the REALPLAYBIN line.
I just tried YouTube, which uses flash, and it would not play if I was
playing an mp3 through mplayer. I then launched Firefox through aoss
and both played at the same time. To get firefox to run flash through
aoss, just open /usr/bin/firefox and find this line:
change it to:
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