[LAU] Wine + Firefox + Flash == No Audio with ALSA

Justin Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 17:05:35 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Rob<lau at kudla.org> wrote:
> On Friday 10 July 2009 04:50:26 pm Justin Smith wrote:
>> The reason I would be tempted to do this, is because the linux
>> versions of flash and firefox are huge cumbersome cpu-hogs, and I hear
>> the windows versions of both programs, running under wine, run much
>> more smoothly.
> I have had high CPU usage with Flash 10 since I switched to Jaunty (was
> running Flash 9 before.)  But I've also had high CPU usage with KDE4 apps,
> so I suspect my Intel video drivers (or the version of Xorg in Jaunty) may
> be to blame.  There are bugs filed for both possibilities.  This would mean
> Flash 10 under Wine won't help, so I guess I need to try it and report
> back.
> Playing a standard, low-res Youtube video pegs my CPU nowadays, so I can
> understand why Ken might be frustrated enough to resort to drastic
> measures.
> Rob
> _______________________________________________
> Linux-audio-user mailing list
> Linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
> http://lists.linuxaudio.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-audio-user

I have had great luck with using the downloadhelper firefox addon,
then playing the resulting flv with mplayer. This doesn't help with
interactive flash, of course, but it helps lots with youtube, vimeo,
et al.

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list