Bug 520536 - No sound from flash
Summary: No sound from flash
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-01 00:11 UTC by Gary Thomas
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-05 07:28:17 UTC
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Description Gary Thomas 2009-09-01 00:11:22 UTC
Description of problem:

New Fedora 11 - sound works (effects, saytime, etc), but nothing from
Flash plugin 9.0 r124

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-09-04 14:58:25 UTC
Could we get output of the command

	rpm -qa \*xulrun\* \*firefox\* \*mozilla\* \*flash\* \*plugin\*

(just copy and paste to the command line ... these are real asterisks not just making it bold)

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 Gary Thomas 2009-09-04 22:36:40 UTC
Requested data:

# rpm -qa \*xulrun\* \*firefox\* \*mozilla\* \*flash\* \*plugin\*

Note: this is a freshly installed Fedora 11, with updates as of 2009-08-31

Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2009-09-05 07:28:17 UTC
From the initial comment it is evident what the problem is.  Flash 9 is old and will not work since that was pre-pulseaudio.  Flash 10 has better support for pulseaudio.  If one follows all the steps in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/Flash it will work.

Anyway, obviously not a bug in firefox.

Comment 4 Gary Thomas 2009-09-05 11:11:22 UTC
When I installed Fedora 11 fresh, I copied/restored my previous
"home" files, including ~/.mozilla (too many stored passwords and
such).  That old plugin came along for the ride :-(

Thanks for the help

Comment 5 Eli Wapniarski 2009-10-02 06:28:43 UTC
I have the same problem.... I get no sound from flash whether I use the 32bit plugin with nspluginwrapper, or the 64bit beta plugin without nspluginwrapper.

I tried to compile and install the libflashsupport library directly from adobe. I did get sound, but it was out of sync.

However, after finding the old




rebuilt and installed it everything worked fine. I guess the solution for the time being would be to provide the libflashsupport library again. At least until all this gets sorted out.

Comment 6 Eli Wapniarski 2009-10-02 06:30:32 UTC
Oh... I forgot to mention the problem is noted with the latest Firefox release in F11 repository and Flash 10 plugins.

Comment 7 Christopher Aillon 2009-10-02 19:26:18 UTC
Eli, did you follow the steps from the URL in comment 3?  In particular, pay attention to the part about needing to install the 32bit version of alsa-plugins-pulseaudio

Comment 8 Eli Wapniarski 2009-10-02 19:55:36 UTC
Of course.... But, currently, the 32bit issue has become irrelevant since I'm using the 64bit flash plugin with a great deal of success.

The sound issue has been driving me batty.

Comment 9 Eli Wapniarski 2009-10-02 20:01:28 UTC
Oh... I should mention... I'm beginning to suspect that there is some problem with the interaction between nspluginviewer and pulseaudio.... I'm seeing a lot of problems with plugins and multimedia streams... crashes of both Firefox and Konqueror (not a flash issue). But those are to some extent, different issues and I do need to investigate further before I can file bug reports that make some sense.

Comment 10 Eli Wapniarski 2009-10-03 05:35:27 UTC
K... Finally took the time to investigate. And my assumptions were wrong. I believe the crashing that I've run across recently are due to the beta state of the 64bit flash plugin.

However, that still doesn't take away from the problem I had on the 32bit official release.

I really hope we can work this kink out.

If there is anything more that I can do please do not hesitate to ask.

Comment 11 Christopher Aillon 2009-10-05 21:41:45 UTC
File a different bug, then.  Your issue seems different from the reporter's since it works for him, though the symptoms are the same.

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