no sound in firefox youtube videos (HTML5)

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Fri Nov 27 20:28:44 UTC 2015

Giuseppe Pagnoni wrote:

> Thank you very much: I rebuild firefox without selecting pulseaudio, and
> it works now!  It's not very clear to me why alsa and pulseaudio are
> incompatible (since you can select them both), but I am quite happy with
> the results.

Alsa is low level hardware and drivers. Pulseaudio is more or less an audio 
sound mixer/server that runs on top as an extra layer. Applications that are 
designed to utilize pulseaudio need to have a library or method coded to be 
able to access it. If they don't then pulseasudio being a layer in between 
will only serve to block access to the lower levels.


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