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Flash sound playback is so erratic that it is virtually useless.




9 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: mhr, Unassigned)



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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1b1pre) Gecko/20080924175508 SeaMonkey/2.0a1
Build Identifier: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/2.0a3

When I try to play any flash or youtube video in Seamonkey 2.0a3pre, I get small chunks (< 1s) of high-speed playback between long (>3s) streams of frequently choppy video.  It was so bad that I went back to 2.0a1pre, which has decent playback most of the time.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start up 2.0a3pre Seamonkey
2.Go to youtube
3.Play any video
Actual Results:  
Usually, I get about 1/2 - 1 second of silent video, then a quick burst of garbled sound, then some more video, then another burst of sound, etc.

Expected Results:  
Sound and video should play in sync.

This may be related to the flash plugin or youtube's particular sound player, but I've also had this problem with joost and mplayerplug-in, so I think it is probably the underlying browser's doing.  Since I frequently need to visit sites with videos w/sound, this makes 2.0a3pre completely unusable for me.

FTR, even when using 2.0a1pre, as I am now, after I've played anywhere from 3-5 mplayerplug-in videos (avi, wmv, mpg, etc.), the player hangs and won't play any more.  The only solution I've found is to force-quit and restart.


9 years ago
Component: General → Plug-ins
Product: SeaMonkey → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 1

9 years ago
I found that this was also happening on my 2.0a1pre install, so I switched back to this one (2.0a3pre) and had the same problem (again).  So I decided to go and see what was in the plugins and plugins-wrapped directories, and lo and behold, all the wrapper links were gone.  I reinstated them (they're all symlinks to the real ones in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped) and everything now works fine.

Here's my current mozilla version:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1b3pre) Gecko/20090223 SeaMonkey/2.0a3

Running on a CentOS x86_64 installation, AMD 64x2 7750:

2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.nx #1 SMP Sat Dec 20 00:56:34 PST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Hope that helps.  This bug can probably be removed.

Comment 2

9 years ago
I spoke too soon.

I'm still having the problem where, after seamonkey has been running for a while, flash playback happens in chunks - first a quick blast of video, then a blast of high-speed sound, then again - but after a few of these, the playback freezes, usually with a sound fragment repeating until I close the tab (and then for a few seconds afterwards, or, worst case, until I change workspaces).

So the problem isn't gone, just less frequent.  All the wrappers are still in place, so I'm afraid that wasn't the main problem here.  (Darn!)

Comment 3

8 years ago
Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100317 SeaMonkey/2.0.4
Reporter, Please update if you are able to still reproduce with the latest seamonkey build http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-05-12]

Comment 4

8 years ago
As of release "Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv: Gecko/20100205 SeaMonkey/2.0.3" this is still the case, but it usually takes hours of continuous running before it shows up, typically overnight.

I routinely have my SeaMonkey browser open all the time, and this invariably shows up after a day or so.  This is also a problem in Firefox 3.6 (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115) - same thing, except I routinely do NOT keep those windows open for long, mainly to avoid this issue.

I haven't had the best luck installing "latest builds" of SeaMonkey....

Comment 5

8 years ago
Sorry, I misread the second to last entry - I will pull down the latest release and see if this is still a problem.


Comment 6

8 years ago
Still a problem as of Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv: Gecko/20100317 SeaMonkey/2.0.4

Comment 7

8 years ago
is flash the only thing with sound problems?
what happens with trunk build?
Summary: Sound playback is so erratic that it is virtually useless. → Flash sound playback is so erratic that it is virtually useless.
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-05-12]

Comment 8

5 years ago
reporter do you still see this problem when using newer version of flash, and current version of firefox?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2013-04-11]

Comment 9

5 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2013-04-11]
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