webcam and audio capture

Marco Beishuizen mbeis at
Wed Dec 30 19:01:11 UTC 2015

On Tue, 29 Dec 2015, the wise Jan Beich wrote:

> Firefox currently doesn't support detecting microphone when using ALSA. 
> It's specific to FreeBSD because we're not native but use OSS plugin. 
> Fixing is probably trivial but requires hardware to test: 1 mic, 2 mics, 
> external mic + webcam, etc. No upstream bug yet.
> PULSEAUDIO should work fine.

Hello Jan,

Using FF with pulseaudio now and this seems to work. Pulseaudio starts 
when using FF Hello or watching Youtube (including polkitd and 
console-kit-daemon). And asks for permission to access the 
microphone as well.

On test sites the microphone capture is still defaulting to /dev/dsp0 
though (should be /dev/dsp4).

Jim, it's Grace at the bank.  I checked your Christmas Club account.
You don't have five-hundred dollars.  You have fifty.  Sorry, computer foul-up!

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