[linux-audio-user] flash 9 beta

Brad Fuller brad at sonaural.com
Fri Oct 20 16:08:48 EDT 2006


Brad Fuller wrote:
> Lee Revell wrote:
>   
>> On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 11:07 -0700, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Lee Revell wrote:
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>>>       
>>>> On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 11:45 -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
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>>>>         
>>>>> finally!
>>>>> http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/
>>>>> seems to work here with firefox 1.5.0.7.
>>>>>
>>>>> *much* better sound synchronization - i can finally watch stuff on
>>>>> youtube without screaming in frustration.
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>>>         
>>>>>           
>>>> Can someone test whether it works with dmix?  I ran strings on the
>>>> binary and the only ALSA device name I saw was "plughw:0,0" which is
>>>> worrisome.
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to select the sound device?  I couldn't find one.  Surely
>>>> it isn't hardcoded to use device 0?
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>> wouldn't it use the facility (for lack of a better word) of the browser?
>>> The current browser's use OSS.
>>>
>>>     
>>>       
>> No, it's not the browser that uses OSS but the flash applet.  The flash
>> player accesses the sound system directly, it does not go through the
>> browser.
>>   
>>     
> Good to know, thanks.
> So, is fp9 using OSS or ALSA?
>   
This article:
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8896383153.html
says:
Flash Player 9, according to Adobe's release notes, requires an 800 MHz
or faster processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory, and ALSA
(Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) compatible audio hardware. It will
not work with OSS (Open Sound System) audio. In addition, if you try to
run it with OSS, you will not get an error message, you simply won't get
any audio.

brad




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