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Old 03-15-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Firefox version 52 will not play audio


Hello

Firefox v52 won't play audio unless you have pulseaudio install. Is there a work-a-round? I hate pulse!!!

I'm using google chrome for now as it can play with ALSA or pulse.
 
Old 03-15-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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I'm running Firefox in Slackware w/ ALSA and it works fine. Are you sure this is a browser issue? Have you tried running FF with your extensions/addons disabled? One of them may be causing your issues. Also, have you checked your audio settings in FF by using "about:config" with "audio" as a search variable? Oh, and what is your audio source that you're trying to play? HTML5? Flash?
 
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Firefox 52 has a hard dependency on pulseaudio.

https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Firef...2/td-p/1372444

The only way around it is to compile Firefox yourself with --disable-pulseaudio --enable-alsa, or find a version for your system where someone has already done that for you.

"Annoying" is the least I can say for yet another Firefox development stupidity. These guys don't seems to come from the same planet as the rest of us. And yet I keep on using it...
 
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:11 PM   #4
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Ah... I had forgotten about that. I'm running 45.x.x ESR in Slackware. This is why ALSA still works for me. Sorry for the not-too-helpful post above.

I'm not a PulseAudio fan and will be avoiding it for as long as I can.
 
Old 03-15-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
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Firefox 52 has a hard dependency on pulseaudio.

https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Firef...2/td-p/1372444

The only way around it is to compile Firefox yourself with --disable-pulseaudio --enable-alsa, or find a version for your system where someone has already done that for you.

"Annoying" is the least I can say for yet another Firefox development stupidity. These guys don't seems to come from the same planet as the rest of us. And yet I keep on using it...
Hopefully, if enough people complain about it, Mozilla might reinstate ALSA back into the code. We just have to wait and see.

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Ah... I had forgotten about that. I'm running 45.x.x ESR in Slackware. This is why ALSA still works for me. Sorry for the not-too-helpful post above.

I'm not a PulseAudio fan and will be avoiding it for as long as I can.
No problemo
 
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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Hopefully, if enough people complain about it, Mozilla might reinstate ALSA back into the code. We just have to wait and see.
Complaining isn't going help at all. The devs have stated that if contributors come forward, commit to, and do the required work, that alsa support could be restored.

The regression was miserably timed to just make it into the newest ESR series, besides being made no mention of in the release notes.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 05:41 PM   #7
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The only way around it is to compile Firefox yourself with --disable-pulseaudio --enable-alsa, or find a version for your system where someone has already done that for you.
however, several mainstream distros have issued statements that they will continue to compile firefox with alsa as long as this is possible.

please see the other threads on this topic, on this forum.
 
  


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