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XBMC 9.11 (alpha2) + Firefox Flash (via Launcher) HDMI Sound - musti - 2009-11-23

Hi All,

I wonder if someone can help, i'm struggling to get Flash sound in Firefox on my Minimal Ubuntu XBMC installation. I only seem to be able to get one of the other!! so frustraiting, so here goes:

Acer Aspire Revo (ION)
Ubuntu 9.04 Minimal
XBMC 9.11 Alpha2
Launcher Plugin
Firefox 3.0 (via Launcher)
Flash (latest version via apt-get)

I've set the environment variables

Now, a /etc/asound.conf of:
pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "hdmi"
Gives me lovely HDMI sound in XBMC, but not in Flash via Firefox :-(

And a /etc/asound.conf of:

defaults.pcm.device 3

Gives me lovely HDMI sound in Firefox Flash!! But not XBMC :-(. I get 'Failed to initialise audio device'.

Is it even possible to have both?

Thanks in advance for any help!


- musti - 2009-11-24

Anyone got an Acer Revo who has managed to achieve the same? I'm pulling my hair out here!

- Zarquon - 2009-12-08

My setup is also a Acer Revo 3610 and I am outputing to my Sony TV via my Sony Reciever. I was having the same issue and found this solution here and here.

I changed my .asoundrc file to:
pcm.dmixer {
type dmix
ipc_key 1024
ipc_key_add_uid false
ipc_perm 0660
slave {
pcm "hw:0,3"
rate 48000
channels 2
period_time 0
period_size 1024
buffer_time 0
buffer_size 4096

pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "dmixer"

Now sound works over HDMI in both XBMC and in Firefox/Flash as well as xmame.

Additional info to help others here:
xbmc@xbmc:~$ cat /proc/asound/version

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
Compiled on Nov 29 2009 for kernel 2.6.31-15-generic (SMP).

xbmc@xbmc:~$ aplay -l

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

- musti - 2009-12-16

Mate you're a legend, works perfectly!!! Now, if only Adobe would give us VDPAU acelleration under linux!

- musti - 2009-12-18

By the way, when you launch firefox via the 'Launcher' plugin does it go fullscreen? Mine doesnt, it appears top left?? And i can't make it any bigger. If i click the fullscreen button on a flash video it fills the screen though? Any ideaS?

- agroman - 2009-12-24

nevermind. thanks for this!!

- linkin - 2010-01-12

Hi guys,

if the settings from Zarquon doesn't work for you (it won't work for me either), just add to your ~/.asoundrc or /etc/asound.conf like musti already said:
defaults.pcm.device 3

Sound in Flash will work correctly, to get sound in XBMC just change the audiosettings from hdmi to default in XBMC.

- linkin

- tahvaja - 2010-01-13

I have a fresh install of XBMC 9.11 running on Ubuntu Karmic minimal (installed by this tutorial: http://peter.wurmsdobler.org/bricols/xbmc.html.) Now I would like to have a possibility to use a web browser launched in XBMC. I couldn´t find a simple HowTo for that purpose. I´m a more-or-less newbie with Linux so what I really need is a list of commands/very basic and simple tutorial how to make this happen. I would really appreciate your help.