libflashsupport, pulseaudio and hardy

H.S. hs.samix at
Mon Dec 15 00:55:16 UTC 2008

H.S. wrote:
> Just wanted to give this little feedback:
> It appears that after a reboot, the Hardy machine is now working fine
> with all the videos and sound working okay (youtube, bbc, skype, etc.)
> and all with pulse audio.
> I wish I could say what precisely made the difference, but other than
> following the steps in the links I mentioned earlier, I have not done
> anything special.
> The best I can offer is to tryout various steps in those links and see
> what works best.

Well, I hate to say this, but there are still some kinks in multimedia
playback with pulseaudio on Hardy. The user reported this to be only
recently. Apparently, Totem player does not play some avi files (grabbed
by a digicam) properly. I tested and gxine does. Also, some news
websites' video clips are not being played properly.

So, where does that leave us? Looks like pulse audio is a mess at
present with at least the current scenario regarding flash and possibly
with some avi files (though it may be a question of the right codec).

So I have decided to roll back the computer in question to using alsa
and forgo pulse audio for now.

BTW, pulse audio is working fine in all these respects on my computer,
Debian Testing. So I am confident the newer releases of Ubuntu will have
improvements regarding this.



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