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Audio Mystery! Audio within Firefox won't play--Rebooting al

Postby brucewagner on Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:33 pm

Audio within Firefox suddenly won't play--Rebooting always Fixes it

After listening to 2 or 3 things (streaming music or videos) within Firefox, suddenly no audio will play within Firefox. The video still plays, but there is no sound.

I always look at the Pulseaudio "Device Choser" "Volume Control" and it's listed... but won't play. Meanwhile, hovering over an MP3 file on my desktop DOES play audio...

The ONLY thing I've found that will fix this... is to reboot. And rebooting fixes it every time!

NOTE: I even installed Mint to try to fix this. The same thing happens whether using Mint 8 OR Ubuntu 9.10...
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Re: Audio Mystery! Audio within Firefox won't play--Rebooting al

Postby remoulder on Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:58 pm

You sure this is not a problem with FF plugins rather than the OS sound system?
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Re: Audio Mystery! Audio within Firefox won't play--Rebooting al

Postby brucewagner on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:12 pm

No. I'm not sure at all.
I have no idea.
How could I determine that?

Note: This happens with Mint exactly the same as it happens on Ubuntu.

Are Firefox plugins part of Mint?
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Re: Audio Mystery! Audio within Firefox won't play--Rebooting al

Postby remoulder on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:54 pm

brucewagner wrote:This happens with Mint exactly the same as it happens on Ubuntu. Are Firefox plugins part of Mint?


To answer your 2nd point first, yes, mint does install some plugins by default. But what I meant was are you using the same FF profile across installations or installing the same plugins? By default ubuntu doesn't install with multi-media codecs installed by default though mint does, so are you installing these after installation? Maybe there's a common factor.
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