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Sound stops broadcasting in Firefox, and Firefox beta 3.




Shell Integration
10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Dave, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

Sound will work fine when showing a video, or using the URL above, after Firefox has been started.  But at some point sound stops broadcasting and can only be restored by closing and restarting Firefox.  Although Firefox stops broadcasting, other applications will still broadcast sound (Internet Explorer, Winamp, Yahoo Music Player, e.g.).  I had thought there might be a conflict between web sites, but so far cannot consistently identify that.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I can't reproduce it, consistently.  
2.Play a video from say msnbc.com
3.Open a tab - http://www.uclick.com/client/nwk/nwdok/
4.At some point sound will stop working, but there is no consistent pattern that I see and it will happen with other web sites, these are just two examples.
Actual Results:  
At first there will be sound, and then sound will stop being produced.

Expected Results:  
I'd expect sound to continue to play.

I have SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio, in a Gateway laptop.  There are a fair number of tabs open, but this can happen with 15 tabs or less.

Comment 1

10 years ago
This problem continues to exist in Beta 4.  

Comment 2

10 years ago
In beta 5, sound does not work at all.  It failed after awhile in the previous released and beta versions, but now it never works.  But in IE 7 and other applications it continues to work fine.
Severity: normal → major

Comment 3

10 years ago
I have tested this problem in RC1, and the problem still occurs.  Again, only with the Firefox browser.  Sound still works in other applications such as Quicken and IE 7.0.  So I guess the workaround unfortunately, is to use IE, at least whenever I need sound in my web browser.  

Comment 4

10 years ago
Just an additional comment, since this problem has not been acknowledged yet, that it still occurs in RC2, which I just installed today.  I would say that RC 2 feels like it's general performance is much quicker, so that's nice but the sound problem still occurs.


10 years ago
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

10 years ago
Tried something simple today - disabled the flash plugin, then re-enabled it.  Seems like the problem is solved.  Sound is working well.  In addition Firefox seems to use less cpu resources than it was previously.
No patch so changing to WFM
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