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k@e
January 25th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Firstly, I have PulseAudio disabled and replaced by esound. My sound card is a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit.

Whenever I try to play a multimedia file in Wikipedia, I hear nothing. If you too don't use PulseAudio, try it if it works for you. Example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Sonata_No._9_(Beethoven)

Now, this wouldn't be a serious problem if trying to play a file on Wikipedia didn't slow down the audio of the entire system. Every sound is played with half the original speed, basically a reverse chipmunk effect. Why is that? Anybody else having the same problem? Is there a fix for this?

If you try it and encounter the same problem, here is a workaround to get sound back to normal speed without having to restart your computer:


killall esd
esd

Thanks for replies!

k@e
January 26th, 2009, 10:09 AM
This needs more attention.