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

Sam Sam at track100.com
Fri Jul 10 20:26:44 EDT 2009

Justin Smith wrote:
> 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
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> 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.

64bit linux flash is mostly broken...I can play some videos off google 
with the alpha version in 64bit UbuntuStudio 8.04 ... I didn't even 
think of running firefox under wine as a workaround...

Sam Javor

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