no sound in firefox youtube videos (HTML5)

lokadamus at lokadamus at
Fri Nov 27 13:45:10 UTC 2015

On 11/27/15 11:38, Giuseppe Pagnoni wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have installed firefox from the ports tree but I cannot get any sound
> from youtube videos (HTML5, so this is not a flash issue).
> The configuration for the firefox build is:
> ===> The following configuration options are available for firefox-42.0,1:
>      BUNDLED_CAIRO=off: Use bundled fork of cairo-1.9.5
>      CANBERRA=off: Sound theme alerts
>      DBUS=on: D-Bus IPC system support
>      DEBUG=off: Build with debugging support
>      DTRACE=off: Build with DTrace probes
>      GCONF=off: GConf configuration backend support
>      GIO=on: Use GIO for file I/O
>      GNOMEUI=off: libgnomeui support module
>      GSTREAMER=on: Multimedia support via GStreamer
>      INTEGER_SAMPLES=off: Integer audio sample format
>      LIBPROXY=off: Proxy support via libproxy
>      OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS=on: Use extra compiler optimizations
>      PGO=off: Use Profile-Guided Optimization
>      PROFILE=off: Build with profiling support
>      TEST=off: Build and/or run tests
> ====> Options available for the multi AUDIO: you have to choose at least
> one of them
>      ALSA=on: ALSA audio architecture support
>      PULSEAUDIO=on: PulseAudio sound server support
> ====> Options available for the single TOOLKIT: you have to select
> exactly one of them
>      GTK2=on: GTK+ 2 GUI toolkit support
>      GTK3=off: GTK+ 3 GUI toolkit support
> and my system is an amd64 10.2-RELEASE.
> Note that I can hear the audio fine if I open the same video in chrome.
> Thanks in advance for any help, let me know if you need more info
> best
> giuseppe
Have you realy set ALSA and Pulseaudio on? You need only ALSA.


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