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Old 01-31-2003, 08:31 AM   #1
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Flash Audio in Mozilla


The flash audio in Mozilla is choppy and distorted. CD's play fine on my machine. Does anyone else have a problem with flash audio in Mozilla?
 
Old 02-01-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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Flash audio? Is flash audio simply mp3 files on a compact flash disk? Or are you referring to swf files on the web? OR what?

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Old 02-01-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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swf files. When I view a flash program on a site, such as http://www.jsedesign.com, the audio is choppy and distorted. The video is fine though.
 
Old 02-01-2003, 07:34 PM   #4
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Works great for me, possibly it's your sound server? Try it on different wm's and using different browsers.

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Old 03-12-2003, 04:48 AM   #5
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Flash Audio in Mozilla

I have exactly the same problem; Mozilla 1.2.1 on Red Hat 8.0, latest flash plug-in.
swf graphics are fine, swf sound is choppy.
CD's, mp3's are fine under XMMS, and the sound config tool plays the test sounds as expected.
Please let me know if you find a fix.
Thanks.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 06:07 PM   #6
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I have the same problem - Flash web audio sounds like the chipmonks - on all web media. Video is fine.

Searched quite abit for a fix on forums and have not had any fix yet. RH9 mozzila Athlon1.7 installed.

Also of interest - Realplayer8 gives an error about the audio being jacked by another program - I suspect they are related, distant cousins. RP9 plugins are installed.

Since I have an error on Realplayer startup to go off, how can I isolate the issue and find which program is using the audio. I haves tested on a clean boot and went straight to realplayer with the same error - so it is something in my startup or else it is a driver issue.

I read in the flash troubleshooting dox that the mic can cause issues and experimented with muting it etc....any other ideas? how about turning off mic functionality - that sounds scary...

I have contemplated trying to install ALSA http://alsa-project.org/ but that's alittle out of my league by the looks of it - maybe when I have the time and hopefully the dicumentation is good eh. If anyone tries this and it works let me know.

Mplayer is fine also audio for xmms and cd-rom.

Question - does anyone know about the Shockwave plugin for games etc? It would be great to have that function so the lil' un can play games on linux instead of me having to boot up xp for him.

Silence the chipmonks.

Giv'in it loads,
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:08 AM   #7
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but it's the closest I could find after searching LinuxQuestions.org, Google and the Macromedia site/forums for many days.

My Macromedia Flash symptoms are the same as described above: in Mozilla 1.3 the video is fine but audio is choppy, chipmunky (also described as "stuttering" in another forum). All other sound is fine - cds, standalone videos, steaming RealPlayer videos. I have had the same issue with Mozilla 1.2 (I tried Mozilla 1.4 but had too many issues with Java and uninstalled before trying the Flash plugin).

Has anyone in this thread actually found a resolution to this enigmatic issue? I tried messing around with mic settings as described elsewhere and at the Macromedia site, but it did not help.

Really, this isn't a huge issue since I don't go to too many sites that have Flash video/audio, but it's annoying to be met with Alvin and the Chipmunks whenever I do.

My system specs: RedHat 9, Mozilla 1.3, KDE 3.1.3, Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 notebook, Celeron Mobile 1.80GHz, 512 ram, Intel 82801 CA/CAM AC'97 audio card using i810_audio driver, all upgrades applied via RH liveupdate and apt-get.

Some time ago I installed Mandrake 9.1 and I believe the Flash plugin worked. Since I have RH 9 set up almost 100% to my liking, I don't want to go back just for Flash. I would rather resolve the issue.

TIA for any help anyone might be able to provide!

Peace . . .

 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:04 AM   #8
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hey penguinsrcool,

yeah I upgraded to ALSA drivers. This got most of the sound issues resolved including the chipmonks. At that time I was still using the onboard SiS audio chipset. Problematic. All audio was running at 48 khertz only. Games like Unreal Tournamanet 2003 were having issues. I then went ahead and installed a Soundblaster live 5.1 using the ALSA drivers and everything sounds amazing. I have good bass now and everything plays at the proper frequency for the media so it was worth it. Get yourslf a decent sound card for about $20 online and just get that working. Don't forget to disable onboard sound in your BIOS [plug and play section].

If you install ALSA [it was not that difficult after all] just read all installation dox properly and follow them to the 'T'. Remember to unmute the audio after installation - you ccan find other threads on here decribing my troubleshooting with ALSA with SiS before switching to Sblaster live card.

Really happy camper with audio,
No chipmonks

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Last edited by mossy; 09-26-2003 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:46 PM   #9
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mossy,

Thanks for the reply. I'll look into ALSA and hopefully it will do the trick for me. I am not sure if I can change the sound card in my Toshiba laptop.

You also gave me the idea of checking the khertz.

Thanks again for your reply.

Peace . . .
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:54 PM   #10
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penguinsrcool

No problem. If you run xmms [for example] from command line it should show you the errors as it tried to play the audio at different rates. mine would only play mp3s at 48khz - and it sounded stressed. Now it plays at 44khz.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 09:38 PM   #11
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The newb returns . . .

Thanks for your help mossy. I downloaded and installed the rpms of alsa-lib alsa-driver gnome-alsamixer alsa-utils. Now I need to configure and I am such a newb this is where I get lost.

Can you point me to a newb-friendly step-by-step guide for configuring alsa? I checked the alsa site and googled but haven't found anything for my level of experience.

EDIT: found what I was looking for.

Thanks . . .

penguinsrcool

Last edited by penguinsrcool; 09-27-2003 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:27 PM   #12
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kewl,

Your installing the rpm version eh. I am not sure about the procedures for the rpm - it prolly does most of the work for you. However it would be wise to check that the following were done and also go thru the instruction very carefully.

When I installed Alsa I did the following -

1) got the correct driver for my card
2) ran thru the installation instructions from alsa [very concise] to run the ./configure make:make install and all that good schtuff.
3)insert the modules into kernel with "modprobe snd-emu10k1" etc etc
NB: [modprobe -R] removes modules if you need to reinstall [lsmod] will display current modules - check lsmod to make sure the "snd" modules are in there.
4) tested by running "alsamixer" - never worked for some reason - does not matter anyway.
5)grab the script to add to your /etc/modules.conf file
6)unmute the sound with a mixer - I used the default Red hat sound controls.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:58 PM   #13
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Also if you have alot of problems with the rpm and give up - try the compilation

NB to uninstall ALSA in order to reinstall:

[I open two consoles both as root I run the search on one console and remove the files with the other with the other - copy and paste is really handy here].

#run a search for anything with "alsa" in it:
find / -name "*alsa*"

~ IMPORTANT ~
On my system Red Hat installed a program called Balsa - dont remove any Balsa related files. If in doubt leave them. I left all the help files and man pages index.html pages etc as they are not important to remove. If in doubt leave them.

copy the location of the alsa related files by selecting the text [this will copy in linux]

go to your other terminal

rm -rf and then paste by clicking your mouse scroller

it should look something like

rm -rf /usr/location/location/alsa folder

go thru all the alsa locations

[back to the search terminal]

type

lsmod

this is to show all the modules

remove the snd modules on the other terminal by

modules -R snd-whatever

when you have gotten everything you have an alsa free system - relatively.

Hope these instructions are not too confusing

mossy
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:06 PM   #14
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mossy,

Thanks for your help. I uninstalled the rpms and went to the compilation, following to the letter the steps at the ALSA site.

All is well until it tries to modprobe, or I try to modprobe, and I get:

bash: modprobe: command not found

I get the same when I try to lsmod

Both are in the /etc dir

Also, I tried using the RH soundcard configuration tool and it told me i810_audio did not exist and then played the sound file anyway (I noticed you had the same issue in another thread). Now the configuration tool is back to normal.

Still have choppy flash audio.

Thanks again for ALL your help FYI, I started a general alsa installation problem thread since I didn't want to hijack this thread that specifically is about mozilla flash issues. I will include this info there and free up this thread. Don't want to be accused of being a thread hijacker

Peace . . .

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