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dombrowsky 03-24-2007 01:29 AM

no audio for iceweasel flash player plugin
 
Has anyone gotten the audio to work for a flash-player plugin for iceweasel (Debian's version of firefox)? Audio works everywhere else, even system sounds. But if I go to the friendly youtube, I can't hear my copyrighted clips! I can see them, but they're mute!

I've tried using the flash plugin I found in dselect, but that wouldn't even show the video. The only one that comes close is the one directly from adobe (install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz).

Anyone have any experience with this? I know its a long shot, but it sure would be nice to give this guy the full multi-media experience, so to speak.

-dave

Kirmonkey 03-25-2007 03:42 AM

Hi,

I got it to work only yesterday, I previously had version 7 installed and I too had no sound. I used Synaptic to install the "flashplugin-nonfree" version 9.0.31.0.1

All was well after this and it works on You Tube too! (or is it youtube?)

Hope this proves to be a bit of Monkey Magic

dombrowsky 08-05-2007 09:29 PM

another box, another debian installation with working sound, and another lack of sound through flash in iceweasel. I still have yet to watch a youtube video in linux with sound, ever.

Am I the only person in the world having this problem? I'm using the plugin released by adobe, not any of the packages (because I've never been able to get any of them to work).

dombrowsky 08-05-2007 09:33 PM

here's a hint from running iceweasel from the console:

ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:864:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave

dombrowsky 08-05-2007 10:35 PM

ESD is the problem
 
I haven't found the answer, but I think I found the problem.

http://6thstreetradio.org/~davek/disable_esd.png

So long as ESD is disabled and I don't use any system sounds, then firefox, VLC, and other applications have no trouble playing sound. With ESD enabled, only totem movie player can play sound.

Are ESD and Alsa incompatible? Or am I somehow misconfigured because I still have /dev/dsp, which these applications seen to be fighting over?

hapybrian 08-13-2007 06:33 PM

same here.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dombrowsky (Post 2849137)
Am I the only person in the world having this problem? I'm using the plugin released by adobe, not any of the packages (because I've never been able to get any of them to work).

No, you're not the only one. For me,
everything worked fine for a while. I
installed recommended updates (including
ice weasel updates), and one day audio
stopped working... :cry:

I'ma try synaptic updates, but I might
need to add more sites... :study:

hapybrian 08-13-2007 07:00 PM

synaptic flash plugin made it worse
 
OK, that was perfect--before I could not get
audio. Now, I don't even get VIDEO. IceWeasel!!!
YouTube nows says,
"Hello, blah blah old version of Macromedia's Flash
Player. blah blah"

debian + synaptic FTL. :tisk:

Now what... :mad:

schemer 08-24-2007 05:08 AM

replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0 did the job for me
 
Try replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0.

----

From ALSA Wiki FAQ

If you get something similar

Quote:

ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:864snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
snd_pcm_open: Device or resource busy (default)
and you believe that you have dmix plugin active (or you have a recent ALSA driver which activates is automatically) then it is possible that some program uses your /dev/dsp exclusively. The ALSA kernel level OSS emulation does not provide mixing in software.

Another reason might be an ALSA program using a hw device directly. One can override the default device to use dmix (which recent ALSA distributions do), but every program can still again override this default setup and use devices exclusively (one prominent example is jackd which does it on purpose). There's many more programs though that do this, due to programming errors and laziness of the authors coupled with moderately bad ALSA documentation).

For example under Debian/GNU Linux it is possible that you have installed ESD for /dev/dsp instead of ALSA, replace libesd0 with libesd-alsa0.

Mahalo 09-10-2008 12:38 AM

Disable ESD
 
Not only is that working for me, but it is flippin ironic that I was trying to play Jeff Dunham - Achmed the Dead Terrorist when I discovered my youtube wasn't working.

10-4...great job! Thanks for the advice!

Keep laughing, it is the one thing in this world that we are sadly short of.

Mahalo to you and yours.
-S



Quote:

Originally Posted by dombrowsky (Post 2849188)
I haven't found the answer, but I think I found the problem.

http://6thstreetradio.org/~davek/disable_esd.png

So long as ESD is disabled and I don't use any system sounds, then firefox, VLC, and other applications have no trouble playing sound. With ESD enabled, only totem movie player can play sound.

Are ESD and Alsa incompatible? Or am I somehow misconfigured because I still have /dev/dsp, which these applications seen to be fighting over?


johnywhy 10-18-2011 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schemer (Post 2868943)
Try replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0.

when i attempt this in synaptic, it says it needs to install my apps which rely on libesd0, including all my most important video editing apps.

is there a way to avoid that? or, do i have to reinstall my software, or what?

thanks!

craigevil 10-18-2011 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnywhy (Post 4501408)
when i attempt this in synaptic, it says it needs to install my apps which rely on libesd0, including all my most important video editing apps.

is there a way to avoid that? or, do i have to reinstall my software, or what?

thanks!

Considering the thread is several years old the posted solutions probably aren't accurate.

Take a look at FlashPlayer - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

johnywhy 10-18-2011 06:27 PM

After rebooting, the problm went away.
Actually, I suspect that another app had exclusive access to the sound card. Not a browser or flash issue. Seems my Asus EEE PC can only let one app access the sound card at a time.


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