I'm using Gnome. I just rebuilt the system last fall and took only default sound settings... There are reasons why running "sndconfig" was easier ;-)
I don't see anything that looks like a sound server running to kill. mplayer stops running when I close it...
This isn't time based either...
mplayer always works:
MPlayer 1.0pre7-4.0.0 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP Thoroughbred (Family: 6, Resolving media.ckua.com for AF_INET...
Connecting to server media.ckua.com[22.214.171.124]:1755 ...
name: CKUA Radio Network
comments: CKUA Radio Network Web Streaming
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 32000 Hz, 1 ch, s16le, 20.0 kbit/3.91% (ratio: 2500->64000)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm:ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
Checking audio filter chain for 32000Hz/1ch/s16le -> 32000Hz/2ch/s16le...
AO: [oss] 32000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/1ch/s16le -> 32000Hz/2ch/s16le...
Video: no video
My Mozilla Firefox Browser settings are:
Real Media: /usr/bin/gmplayer
Windoh Media: /usr/bin/gmplayer
Quick Time: /usr/bin/gmplayer
Playlist (pls/m3u): /usr/bin/xmms
Wave/ Midi: /usr/bin/gmplayer
There is no default setting for Flash - but I think I have it installed.
I think I've narrowed down the problem.
I just tested in SeaMonkey and Sound is Back! on UTube or Flash
or whatever it is that is different than mplayer....
So, it's my mozilla settings that are wrong!
Why does it work after re-boot though?
What would mozilla like to see as a Flash setting? Am I barking up the right tree?
At least I have figured out a work around...
BTW: This wasn't intended to be a CKUA plug, but what the heck!
It's a great station!