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flebber 09-08-2011 07:38 AM

Browser sound playback - usb devices
 
HI

I am on debian, on my laptop I am using gnome. I have perfect sound playback for all apps and web browesr via my laptop speakers.

When I plugin my usb speakers they are correctly detected and I can see them in sound preferences. VLC plays sounds to my usb headset and shows up as an active program in the sound preferences list.

Why if I want to watch video on the web can i not get the sound to be noticed in sound preferences so I can watch with my headphones on?

Is there a way to get sound from web based video files to play on usb headsets?

flebber 09-09-2011 10:47 PM

Nobody else has this issue, or everyone has it and it can't be solvede?

jdkaye 09-10-2011 12:38 AM

Does the problem only occur while using flashplayer? What about listening to a podcast from a browser using ogg or mp3? Still the same problem? Can you paste a streaming video into vlc and hear it through your headset? The more information about the problem, the easier it is to solve.
ciao,
jdk

flebber 09-10-2011 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdkaye (Post 4467877)
Does the problem only occur while using flashplayer? What about listening to a podcast from a browser using ogg or mp3? Still the same problem? Can you paste a streaming video into vlc and hear it through your headset? The more information about the problem, the easier it is to solve.
ciao,
jdk

If anything goes via VLC then it plays in the headset because gnome sound sees a program playing sound. It seems to be because I cannot add firefox/chrome to sound preferences it doesn't detect that a stream is playing.

Quote:

What about listening to a podcast from a browser using ogg or mp3?
No same issue the browser isn't seen as playing sound.

flebber 09-15-2011 08:30 AM

Cannot resolve it. Definitely seems in part to be because gnome sound preferences do not see firefox or chrome as playing sound. If I play Gmusibrowser then instantly I have music in my headphones. It just seems odd, everything I can see here I can hear in my headphones.
http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/a.../soundPref.png

Is there anyway to enforce that browsers are picked up by sound prefs


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