strange behaviors with media programs

Paul S paulatgm at
Sun May 6 22:00:55 UTC 2007

Eelco on the ubuntu users list said the following on 05/06/2007 04:31 PM:
> Hi,
> The only thing I can think of right now is that your firewall is
> blocking traffic from and to localhost / and your sound system
> is relying on traffic to/from localhost to do its thing (I really don't
> know how sound deamons work nowadays, it is just a guess).
> Check if localhost is allowed in your firewall, filtering localhost
> traffic is mostly pointless and just complicates things.
> Eelco

I don't see anything.  But, I fixed the problem by installing mplayer 
and now all my media works, even with the firewall on.  I wonder why 
mplayer isn't the default?


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