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Popping when Flash video starts - Ubuntu 8.04 OSS with XFi

No other issue with sound, just with flash and only right when it starts. Loud popping/crackling noise.


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  • Jerry Nov 11, 2008

    I fixed it - thanks

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There is a flash sound problem with various sound systems. The package should be used to enable support for these systems. On Ubuntu 8.10 this package is part of the flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound package (

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    How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files

    Because of licensing issues, Ubuntu is unable to play MP3s out of the box. We’ll show you how to play MP3s and other restricted file formats in about four mouse clicks.
    The philosophy behind Ubuntu is that software should be free and accessible to all. Whether MP3 and other file formats are free is unclear in many countries, so Ubuntu does not include software to read these file formats by default.
    musicplayer_001.png Fortunately, it does include a package that installs the most commonly used file formats all at once, including a Flash plugin for Firefox.
    Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 10.04. There are small differences for earlier versions of Ubuntu.
    Play MP3 Files
    Open the Ubuntu Software Center, found in the Applications menu.
    Click on View and ensure that All Software is selected.
    ubuntusoftwarecenter_001.png Type “restricted extras” into the search box at the top-right. Find the Ubuntu restricted extras package and click Install.
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    authenticate_003.png Once the install is complete, close out of Ubuntu Software Center, and you’ll be able to play MP3 files! To confirm this, we’ll open up Rhythmbox, found in the Sound & Video section of the Applications menu.
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