Unable to play Soundcloud audio streams on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit *** SOLVED ***

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Sat Jan 21 01:13:29 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 01:43 PM, sdavmor wrote:
> On 01/19/2012 09:31 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 20/01/12 16:08, NoOp wrote:
>>> On 01/19/2012 03:39 PM, sdavmor wrote:
>>>> When I connect to my Soundcloud site (or any Soundcloud site)
>>>> I get the following message:
>>>> "Hey, it seems your browser can't play SoundCloud audio
>>>> streams. If you can, please take a moment to upgrade your
>>>> browser or Flash Player plugin. Thanks for your
>>>> understanding!"
>>>> I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. Up to date on patches, and
>>>> up to date on the Flash Player plugin (I checked the rev
>>>> level at the Flash site and it's fine).
>>>> Anyone else getting this? Anyone have a solution? I want to
>>>> change some of the tracks we offer there in readiness for the
>>>> new Systems Theory album. Not being able to hear anything is
>>>> a big hole in the road!
>>>> What make it even more confusing is that if I use the
>>>> Soundcloud Facebook widget for streaming music all the tunes
>>>> play correctly.
>>>> TIA.
>>> It's helpful if you provide a link, the version of Firefox
>>> (this is Firefox isn't it>), addons installed etc...
>>> Anyway: http://soundcloud.com/tracks works here.
>> Same here - but only if you allow couple of sites which are
>> blocked by NoScript, if you are using this security extension for
>> Firefox.
>> BC
> Ah! I am using NoScript. I shall dig deeper there and see what
> turns up.

I had to remove all the temporary permissions granted in NoScript to
Soundcloud.com, then tell it to allow all pages/popups referenced by
soundcloud.com. That did the trick.

One time only pitch since I've brought us up anyway... if you are
interested in hearing some of what will be appearing on the new album
"overfulnoisecascade", go here:

Cheers, SDM -- a 21st Century Schizoid Man
Systems Theory project website: http://systemstheory.net
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