No video sound on older computers

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No video sound on older computers

#1 Postby Fox7777 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:08 pm

We have a couple updated Mepis Linux 8 installs on older computers with approx 1 GHz processors. Sound works and mixer is correct but no sound on c-span.org , wegoted.com , etc. which I understand use flash.

We have the following:
user@aa:~$ lspci | grep -i audio
00:0f.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI]

Does anyone have a clue how to solve this? Thanks.

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#2 Postby moksha » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:11 pm

I don't know if this will help but in the repos is a package flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound. This is the description
Adobe Flash Player platform support library for Esound and OSS
This is an open Source extension library for the Adobe Flash Player
that enables support for otherwise unsupported sound systems. It
provides the libflashsupport.so plugin. The sound system to use is
automatically detected:

* It first tries to detect Esound,
* Next, it checks for OSS.

If all of the above failed, it falls back to the ALSA driver that's
built directly into FlashPlayer 9.

For PulseAudio support, see flashplugin-nonfree-pulse.
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RE: No video sound on older computers

#3 Postby Fox7777 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:19 am

Thanks. I added flash-plugin-extrasound but still no sound in c-span.org , etc. Only these older computers with Mepis have this problem. C-span.org in Windows XP on these older computers does work but not as well as on newer computers.

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#4 Postby moksha » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:14 am

That is an old card, I just did a search and there is a brief discussion on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster#Ensoniq_AudioPCI-based_cards The article talks about it using RAM to store sound, how much RAM have you got ?
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RE: No video sound on older computers

#5 Postby Fox7777 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:58 pm

This computer has 512 MB RAM and another 500 swap so that should be OK. I replaced the Ensoniq ES1370 with a Soundblaster Live CT4830 and now it works good. Apparently some of these Ensoniq cards would be better off in the scrap pile. Thanks!


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