Originally Posted by Brian H
OK, I've read a lot of fixes from other sites. All of them say to use alsa-oss and then alter one line of firefoxrc. I installed alsa-oss, but when I put "sudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc" in, it brings me to a blank screen. There is no line "FIREFOX_DSP" so i can't change it from "none" to "aoss". How do I get that program (or whatever firefoxrc is) so I can change the line?
What is this fix for? I have FIREFOX_DSP set to "none"; I'm not sure this is even used with firefox-3 (since it's in /etc/firefox not /etc/firefox-3) and I've never had a problem with sound on YouTube. It also seems to be specific to Ubuntu; other distributions have this file in other places eg /etc/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefoxrc or even ~/.mozilla/firefox/rc
Guessing from the title that you have no sound when watching YouTube, my first thought would be that sound might be turned off in Flash Player? (right-click on a movie and select Preferences).