Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 823

Rep: Reputation: 159Reputation: 159
Perplexing sound problem, maybe flash related?

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?

Last edited by Z038; 11-11-2009 at 02:43 PM.
Old 11-11-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Debian, Arch
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 1
What browser, flashplayer and soundserver? And what versions.
Old 11-11-2009, 11:52 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 823

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 159Reputation: 159
Slackware 12.2, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4, Adobe Flashplayer (current, but this problem existed on the two previous versions as well). Soundserver? I guess ALSA. I'm not sure how to tell.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perplexing problem mohitanchlia Linux - Software 1 08-04-2009 11:55 AM
Sound Problems (cd player, flash, gaim, possibly related issues) mcmillan Linux - General 8 01-03-2006 11:56 PM
Perplexing Problem eqisow Linux - General 7 08-17-2005 01:02 PM
Browser(s) sound problem (related to Flash) Edric Linux - Software 4 10-10-2003 02:07 PM
Perplexing question reguarding sound in Xwindows. Cecil Linux - Software 2 06-26-2003 05:43 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration