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Hey, I hope someone can help me figure out what's going on with sound on my system. I've got an odd problem. I can listen to CDs, MP3's, wav, Ogg Vorbis files, for example with Amarok and similar programs, and all the common audio formats that are used with video files with one exception. Every type of sound file or video with sound I can find plays fine -- except for one case: The sound from Youtube and Google videos, or basically anything that uses the flv video format.
Youtube flv format video files display just fine on my system, but the sound just goes into an stuttering loop that usually starts with the first syllable of sound. It repeats rapidly like a machine gun with seldom any variation. Every now and then, especially immediately after a reboot, I can play a Youtube video and hear normal sound. This may last for anywhere from a few goods seconds of sound to several videos. But eventually, the machine-gun like rapid-fire stuttering or strobe-like burst of repetitive sound will kick in.
If I stop the video, the sound will continue to go on for several seconds to a minute or more, as if the sound was queued up in a buffer somewhere.
Any ideas what might cause this and how I can fix it?