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Old 02-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Can't hear sound in YouTube after running mplayer radio

This problem is consistent and reproducible.
If I listen to mplayer radio, then I can't hear sound in YouTube.

I've tried looking at ps -ef
Nothing errant seems to be running.

I have to re-boot. ???
Info appreciated

Last edited by alar; 02-18-2007 at 05:54 PM.
Old 02-17-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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What desktop environment do you use? Check your sound system settings and see if there are any "auto-suspend" options for sound. I used to have a similar problem, but found out that it was b/c in KDE, auto-suspend was set to 60 seconds, so unless I waited 60 seconds after other audio events to open my browser, then try to view a page with audio, I couldn't hear anything. I changed those settings to a much lower value to take care of it.

May not be the same issue you're experiencing, but I would start there at least.
Old 02-17-2007, 10:11 PM   #3
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You could just kill the sound server, it should automatically restart when you access a function that requires sound.
Old 02-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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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 for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]:1755 ...
Clip info:
 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...
AF_pre: 32000Hz/1ch/s16le
AO: [oss] 32000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/1ch/s16le -> 32000Hz/2ch/s16le...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
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 
Mp3/ACC: /usr/bin/xmms 
Wave/ Midi: /usr/bin/gmplayer
Flash: ----
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...

Comments welcome

BTW: This wasn't intended to be a CKUA plug, but what the heck!
It's a great station!
Old 05-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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I've noticed the same problem on my system:

-Slackware 11.0
-2.6 kernel

When I'm listening to streaming audio and say want to watch something from youtube/google video, there won't be any video sound. If I kill say XMMS and then restart the browser, and try to watch something from youtube/google video, then there is

Old 05-21-2007, 12:41 AM   #6
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pclinuxos with KDE has the same problem, any ideas?

Old 05-21-2007, 03:23 AM   #7
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Have you tried installing alsa-oss? There appears to be something of a bug in the Linux flash player that could be solved by making sure that you have oss.
Old 06-07-2007, 02:33 PM   #8
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That appears to have worked! I have sound now; and seeing as it's working at this minute I don't feel like trying to break it. Will post if/when it does ;-)


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