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Hello, this is my first post here. I'm a total beginner with Ubutu.
Been searching the net for ways to enable sound with Youtube.
I somehow got sound working with Rhythmbox mp3 player, but video sites won't play sound for me. Would appreciate any help. Explained in simple terms please.
I was wondering whether the answer might be to install a package, or to enter something in the terminal. I have no experience with the terminal, but if there's something I can type or paste in there to enable sound I'll give it a try.
I tried installing Adobe Flash, but it was already installed.
I've just started with Linux, I want to get away from that crash prone windows. Thanks,
Thats the second time in as many days that has happened... Its a signature, not an instruction
Like I asked, though, what browser are you using? Do you have any other information that may help? Anything else you've tried? Anything at all? The problem here isn't ubuntu, its a specific programme you're using to get online, we need to suss out what that is
different machine, same problem, no sound from youtube or video sites
I'm using Firefox 3.0.10, ubuntu 9.04
I imagine that sound for youtube doesn't just work straight away after installing 9.04 as I find the same problem with both computers.
Sound was working fine on windows on same machines before I installed ubuntu and used entire disk for ubuntu. Was wondering if there was a package I could install to fix this, or code I could enter.
Thanks for your help, these are my first few days with Linux and I don't want to return to Windows if I can...
holidaze, i'm having fun in another thread with this issue.
We're assuming that you have flash installed. But just to double check, go to tools--> Plugins (or somewhere like that...add-ons--->plugins) and see if flashplugin is there. If not, you need to install it with synaptic. If you've got it installed and up to date...
Try adding no=apci to your boot options and see if that works.
I had sound using Seamonkey a little while ago and thought that I'd found a way to watch Youtube, although Firefox is my favorite browser. I was happy enough with that. But now I come back a while later and sound won't play in Seamonkey, back to square one!
I installed Seamonkey by typing in sudo apt-get install seamonkey
The version that installed was an older version. but it worked and that's what mattered to me.. but now it's mysteriously mute. Did I give it a dirty look or something.. :-(
Fixed again, and this time youtube is working with Firefox.
I re-installed ubuntu and installed ubuntu restricted extras and presto. it works!
I had that same package installed previously as well, so don't know why I works now.
But hey, as long as it does what I want I'm happy.
Thanks again James for your suggestions, much appreciated.