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I finally got videos to play online but I get no sound. I've checked the java version and it shows 1.6.20 installed.
This seems to be happening a lot with my system but movies and music work fine from dvd's and cd's just not online.
I'm using Firefox 3.6.6 for Linux and other then sound everything works fine.
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What version of Flash? The non free plugin usually works better than Gnash.
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I got the latest one from adobe for linux
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The 64 bit version was pulled and I don't see it on the Adobe site. I've seen mention of a compatibility plug in for running the 32 bit version.

What sound server is Mandriva using these days? ALSA, PULSE, JACK
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I believe Pulse is the one.. Hmmm I remember the first of the year someone told me to disable pulse. I wonder if that could be the problem.
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Hmm this is strange. I just pulled up my Control center in Mandriva and looked up the sound configuration.
It shows the following as enabled.
PulseAudio
5.1 sound with PulseAudio
Use glitch free mode.
The only one not enabled is User switching for audio applications

Anything there not look right?
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Found THIS. Might be a bit dated.

I had some flash issues a while back and someone recommended getting the Adobe Flash package extract the libflashplayer.so and put a copy in the plugin folder in the mozilla folder in your /home/(your user account). For some reason that file doesn't seem to get upgdated when you update flash.
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Maybe I'm just missing it but I see no plugins folder anywhere
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It's usually a hidden folder. /home/*user/.mozilla/plugins

In the view menu select show hidden folders.
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Nope not there. I see a Mozilla folder. I am attaching a screenshot to show you all the folders in Home.
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I may have had to add the folder. It shouldn't effect the sound in the browser. I've been looking through my 64bit. Is Mplayer and the mozilla plugin installed?

Edited by silverbeard, 16 July 2010 - 03:44 PM.

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Which mozilla plugin?
I open the Mozilla folder and I have two folders inside.
One name extensions and the other named firefox
I opened Software management and did a search for mplayer and it shows nothing installed.
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Mplayer is a handy program to have. It backends for a lot of other programs and it could be what's missing. There is a Mozilla-mplayer plugin that helps with video and audio in the browser.
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Well I installed mplayer
Restarted browser and still no sound.
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OK I think I finally found the plugin folder for mozilla and not sure if this might be the problem.
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