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Old 11-17-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
saturnc
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Audio issues


I'm running Fedora 14 now but had the same issue in 13, though I don't recall this issue in 12. I'm sure that it is an issue with plugin-container, just not sure about a work-around.

So the low down:
If I'm listening to music in say RhythmBox or a video in VLC (it doesn't really matter the prog.) I can't get audio out of Flash (such as YouTube) without fully closing the media player.

Likewise, if any page in Firefox has any audio I must either fully close Firefox, or kill plugin-container. This obviously makes multi-tasking difficult.

Any ideas or input?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hi, a quick hack that might work would be to add the following to ~/.asoundrc :
Quote:
pcm.!default{
type pulse
}
ctl.!default{
type pulse
}
Explanation : If I remember correctly, Fedora uses Pulseaudio by default. By doing this, you make any non-pulseaudio-aware application use it through ALSA (which all linux applications that use sound should support).

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Old 11-17-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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You are correct, Fedora does use PulseAudio by default.
I added your modification to the bottom of the file, but there was no change. Is there a specific position in the file I should add it?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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Just to make sure : you did log out and then log back in after the modification, right? And you do have the "alsa-plugins" package installed?

Now I'd take a look if the flash wrapper's volume is controllable in the per-application part of the mixer. I'd also perform an "lsof /dev/snd*" while playing - sound working -a flash video (and while playing with vlc). If either VLC or flash are in the output, then they're not using pulseaudio. => the output should be something like
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pulseaudio 18937 serafean mem CHR 116,5 2144 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
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