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Old 03-24-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 03-25-2007, 03:42 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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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).

Last edited by dombrowsky; 08-05-2007 at 09:31 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:33 PM   #4
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here's a hint from running iceweasel from the console:

ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:864:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
 
Old 08-05-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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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?
 
Old 08-13-2007, 06:33 PM   #6
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Post same here.

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Originally Posted by dombrowsky View Post
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...

I'ma try synaptic updates, but I might
need to add more sites...
 
Old 08-13-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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Red face 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.

Now what...
 
Old 08-24-2007, 05:08 AM   #8
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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

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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.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 12:38 AM   #9
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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



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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?
 
Old 10-18-2011, 07:19 AM   #10
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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!

Last edited by johnywhy; 10-18-2011 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 04:08 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 10-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
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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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