Media Players - Hardy

hippie dream tonightsthenight at
Mon Jun 23 04:24:31 UTC 2008

Most likely you have some issues with your low-level sound configuraton,
things like you describe used to happen to me when I had some flash
animation in firefox locking sound card.

*I am finding that this is exactly when my audio player no longer works. It
seems that whichever process (flash or media player) is open first will
prevent subsequent audio from playing.*

If your player freezes or do not play, you can try

   sudo lsof /dev/snd/*

*I tried this but not entirely sure which exactly is the offending process
or even how I close it.*

pulseaudi 5867  sam   17w   CHR  116,0      11509 /dev/snd/controlC0
pulseaudi 5867  sam   24u   CHR  116,0      11509 /dev/snd/controlC0
mixer_app 6084  sam   20r   CHR  116,0      11509 /dev/snd/controlC0
firefox   6175  sam  mem    CHR 116,16      11467 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
firefox   6175  sam   49r   CHR 116,33      11289 /dev/snd/timer
firefox   6175  sam   52u   CHR 116,16      11467 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
firefox   6175  sam   53u   CHR  116,0      11509 /dev/snd/controlC0

Any help would be appreciate here as it is a pretty annoying problem.

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