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GoogewwVideo and EwwwTube

Well, this morning while messing with a massive set of concert series speakers, I hooked them up to the computer and decided to mess around with Google Video and YouTube and take a look at some drum solos. Crazy, insane, flat out stupid, are just some of the words the neighbors told me after deafening the neighborhood ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, one thing I noted was that the audio was not synchronizing with the video at all with Firefox. I could tell if this was my computer or my eyeballs shaking with the insane amounts of SPLs my eyeballs were receiving. Well a quick search of the forums, and wallah, it’s fixed and working quite well. If you are experiencing this same issue, give this a try: (Make sure you have the Universe Repositories enabled)

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

After that was installed, I issued the following command:

sudo sh -c "echo FIREFOX_DSP=aoss >> /etc/environment"

And everything works peachy. Now, because this worked for me, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. My setup consists of the AC’97 sound system on board my Abit AT7 Max motherboard. I would recommend you check out the rest of the forum post, and see if there is anything else in there that will help you out. There are other tweaks the person who created that post displays, however, I only did the one shown above, and it worked for me. If this is going to mess something up, let me know before I kill my setup ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE: If this breaks your computer, I am not at fault, and either is the person who wrote the howto in the forums. I highly doubt any damage will occur, but if it does, don’t try and sue me, I am a student with no money! And if you have a massive set of speakers, Check out that 12 year old kid, or the Slipknot drum solo, and crank it up. Also note the guy with the buckets is very fast and Derek Roddy is super fast. Derek actually caused massive popping as the voice coils couldn’t respond quick enough at about 203843080243db ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • coolix

    Even if i set FIREFOX_DSP to aoss, flash plugin is still using esd. Have you tried to `killall esd` while you are playing a flash video ?

  • No I haven’t. It did say somewhere in the forums as well that people were having the different issues and what not. I am so unfamiliar with the Linux sound system, as it has always worked for me. Even in the mid 90’s it just worked.

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