Change in sound source requires restart

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: elf, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Build ID: 20120420145725

Steps to reproduce:

Unplug usb wireless headset


Actual results:

No sound on system speakers


Expected results:

Sound should have transferred from wireless headset to system speakers.  It works everywhere else, just not in FF
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
This is especially apparent in YouTube videos.  Strangely enough, if I leave everything alone, it FF will eventually "get it" and the sound will come through the system speakers.  It's just faster if I restart FF.  This is irritating but not fatal.

FF is still not opening on the screen it was closed on.  For a while I thought you guys had that fixed, but no joy.  Yesterday it stopped working.  At start up or if my system is rebooted during the day, I'm having to open FF, then transfer it to the secondary monitor.  It fails to remember it's proper place in my life.  Again, irritating but not fatal.
Component: Untriaged → Flash (Adobe)
Product: Firefox → Plugins
QA Contact: untriaged → adobe-flash
Version: 12 Branch → unspecified

Comment 2

6 years ago
I have had the same problem, currently on 12.0 (win XP SP 3)

I have a USB audio device (default win xp driver) and FF is the only app that requires a restart to see the new device (IE 8, Win XP and other apps start playing once I disconnect the device, or change the playback device in windows manually)

Comment 3

6 years ago
FYI - it looks as if Flash (in the case of YouTube, et al) is using the system default for playback (I can find a setting for recording device in Flash in my FF, but not the playback device - Grrrr) : http://superuser.com/questions/279313/how-to-change-the-audio-output-device-in-firefox-or-any-other-modern-browser

..as opposed to using the current device.  Maybe FF team can lobby them? :)

Comment 4

2 years ago
I'm closing a lot of bugs which are filed as Adobe Flash bugs which are either irrelevant, not actionable, or not serious enough to track in the Mozilla bug tracker. For the most part, Flash bugs should be filed in Adobe bugbase, and we'll only track a few highly-critical issues in the Mozilla tracker.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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