[LAU] jack and flash

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Sun Feb 10 18:10:13 EST 2008

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 10:05:16AM +1100, naysayer wrote:
> just a quick one....
> i know this pops ups from time to time but....
> Has anyone worked out a neat way to get firefox (flash, youtube, real audio,
> etc) working with Jack yet. i would love to have a situation where i could
> have Jack running permanently but this is the one thing preventing me.

I use youtube-dl since I hate Flash and can't run it anyway (I'm on 64-bit).

And a separate sound card: one for non-JACK ALSA apps, one for JACK apps.

A Mac-based friend does a similar thing: he connects his expensive studio reference monitors to his Presonus Firebox for his ProTools stuff, and a pair of cheap computer speakers connected to his built-in sound card for his Safari/Firefox and iTunes/QuickTime stuff.

I've been told there's a way to use jackplug in your .asoundrc to trick non-JACK apps into talking to JACK (by making them think that jackplug is the default ALSA soundcard), but I've never been able to get that working.

If I'm very desparate to see some flash-based content, I fire up qemu running Windoze 98, and that lets me listen to people's MySpace pages or deal with annoying websites that just look like a big blank rectangle without Flash.

Did I mention that I really hate Flash? I do indeed.


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