Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: XMMS and Firefox (or Flash?) not playing along nicely

From: Jean-Baptiste Mestelan <mestelan@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 17:12:18 EEST

Alternatively, you could try to install

which works similar to aoss, but lets you redirect oss output to the
JACK server.

I installed it recently in order to listen to
but I have to confess that I get a lot of crackling, making the
listening experience very unpleasant. Have to investigate this issue
soon (or wait for the new ALSA Flash version ?)

Who knows, it could fit some people's needs, though ?

On 8/4/06, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> On Friday 04 August 2006 20:33, Arnold Krille wrote:
> > 2006/8/4, Florin Andrei <florin@email-addr-hidden>:
> > > Somehow XMMS and Firefox (or rather Firefox media plugins) seem to
> > > compete over sound resources.
> > > What's the cause and how can I fix it?
> >
> > The reason is that Flash and xmms both use old OSS for sound, which
> > allows only one app to access the soundcard at a time. Configure your
> > XMMS to use alsa and start firefox inside an aoss-environment with the
> > command "aoss firefox" instead of plain "firefox".
> >
> > And bug the authors of every app that is still using OSS as default on
> > linux...
> >
> > Arnold
> Hi Arnold. Seeing another post suggesting using aoss for the webbrowsers, I
> changed the command for opera to aoss opera. I'm using a realplayer plugin on
> it for the BBC radioplayer from But what I am finding with aoss,
> is that there is now quite a lot of crackling on the sound. A bit like the
> sound of electrical sparks.
> Now I can listen to Internet radio, and listen to music at the same time,
> which isn't easy, but at least it proves that starting opera with aoss works.
> The problem I had was listening to Internet radio, using realplayer, and
> using Gaim at the same time. The realplayer plugin would grab the soundcard,
> and Gaim had no sounds. When I ended the Internet radio session, Gaim would
> play all it's sounds from the beginning of it's session. all a bit bizarre,
> and quite funny.
> Nigel.
> This is using an Ensoniq card (ens1371 driver)
Received on Sat Aug 5 20:15:02 2006

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