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Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby curt_grymala on Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:36 pm

I've been playing on and off for about the last month trying to work out my sound issues with Mint Gloria 64-bit.

To start, I had flashplugin-installer, flashplugin-nonfree and mint-flashplugin-x64 installed. With that setup, I had no sound with Flash at all; and, in fact, had no sound in Firefox at all (even if I opened an mp3 file directly in Firefox).

Next, I uninstalled all all of those and tried reinstalling them one at a time. With mint-flashplugin-x64 installed all by itself, I get sound with Flash in Firefox, but I don't get sound with Flash in any other application (mplayer, Opera, etc.). If I install flashplugin-nonfree, I get no sound with Flash at all, again.

I tried installing the alpha version of the 64-bit Flash plugin from Adobe's Web site and it gave me the same results as having the mint-flashplugin-x64 package installed.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should look or what I should try installing/uninstalling to get Flash working properly in all of my applications? Thank you.
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby Husse on Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:48 am

What is recommended in the 32 bit versions is to purge flash and reinstall
I think I have seen reports of success with all the different versions you can install
That seems to be what you have done
Did you purge? In Synaptic "Complete removal"
It is important to get rid of the config files too
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby curt_grymala on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:46 pm

I have purged a few times, unfortunately, using complete removal in Synaptic. I get the feeling that this is a 64-bit specific problem. I do have Adobe AIR installed, which initially required me to install a bunch of 32-bit libs, including Flash (now, with only the 64-bit Flash plugin installed, Firefox crashes when I try to use flash and have an AIR application open at the same time).

If there's any diagnostic information you need me to provide, I would be happy to do so. Thank you.
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby Husse on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:32 am

I normally don't recommend alpha software but Adobe has released an alpha of the 64 bit flashplayer
Uninstall flash, unpack the file use Firefox to install a plugin, pointing to the file
Or put the file in
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer
That's where I have a file with the same name and size
Not sure how this works - it's called installer...
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby curt_grymala on Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:43 pm

Unfortunately, the package available on Adobe's Web site isn't actually an installer, it's just the libflashplayer.so library file. I went ahead and downloaded it, though. I then proceeded to locate libflashplayer.so on my computer and deleted all instances of it. Then, I copied the file into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. I then opened Opera to check to see where it's looking for the flash plugin. It's looking in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, so I left it as is.

Still, I have sound in Firefox but not with Flash in anything else. I've tried Opera, Totem, Mplayer and VLC. No sound in any of them. However, after trying some AVI and mp4 video files and some mp3 audio files, I've found that there is no sound on those, either.

Amarok works perfectly. Firefox works just fine. System sounds work just fine (the logon sound, the "tweet" sound in Tweetdeck, etc.) but none of my media files seem to have sound in any other applications.
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:03 am

Have to come back to you when I have more time
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby curt_grymala on Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:38 pm

A little more info:
I finally got sound working on VLC by editing the advanced audio preferences. I had to choose "ALSA audio output" as my output module and "HDA Nvidia: ALC888 Analog (hw:0,0)" as my ALSA device name.
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby Husse on Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:49 am

That made me remember this old post (still valid)
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby Husse on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:29 am

I read this again and as far as I can understand it has to be some setting(s) in the apps. At worst something "hidden"
This is about as far as I can get, unfortunately
One thing more - check if .asoundrc can help you - search the forum for it
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Re: Flash Sound Works in Firefox, but Nowhere Else

Postby curt_grymala on Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:05 pm

Thanks for the tips, Husse. I'll keep digging. With VLC working, though, at least I'm not completely without multimedia.
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