Re: sound for flash?

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Author: Ross Boylan
To: Anthony L. Awtrey
CC: ross,
Subject: Re: sound for flash?
On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 21:33 -0500, Anthony L. Awtrey wrote:
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> On 11/27/2012 07:27 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > Any suggestions to get sound out of flash? I'm running testing
> > with flash 11.2 r202, iceweasel 10.0.10. The sound needs to go out
> > HDMI. mythfrontend is working fine, though I had to reset from it's
> > initial output to get it to work.
> >
> > I don't see anywhere in flash or iceweasel to set output devices.
> > /etc/asound.conf to the right device: pcm.!default { type hw card
> > 0 device 7 } ctl.!default { type hw card 0 device 7 }
> >
> >
> > I'm running a minimal desktop (Xfce4), and I have tried to avoid
> > installing higher level sound packages.
> >
> > Someone on net says "pulseaudio is the easiest way to get flash
> > working." But I've also seen lots of complaints about PA screwing
> > up.
> >
> > I'm mostly interested for hulu. Is there some kind of html 5
> > option?
> I've got a similar configuation working under xfce4 without
> pulseaudio. My trick was to get it working at the command-line using
> aplay. I got a list of my devices (aplay -l) and then would play a
> simple wav file out each device until I found the right output for
> HDMI. I've attached my asoundrc with some comments. Basically, keep
> changing the device until aplay makes sound come out. After that,
> Flash just worked for me.
> Hope this helps!
> Tony

Yes it does. I already did all the earlier steps, but didn't get the
just works. I think the problem was I needed to restart to have the new
settings take effect (I edited the system-wide configuration for
alsa)--because it does just work now.