View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Simultaneous sound in different applications

alberto ferreira
July 18th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Hi, I wish to have sound in Ubuntu 8.04 in several applications at the same time.

For instance:
If I'm playing music with Rhythmbox I need to close it every time I want to watch a video in Firefox 3,say, on youtube. If I don't, I don't get any sound at all from Firefox 3. (And vice-versa)

I have the latest patches and I've installed "libflashsupport" to solve this problem but I had to remove it because Firefox became so unstable that I could no longer use it.

Libflashsupport is buggy,so, is there another way I can have sound simultaneously in different applications without having to close them / making firefox unstable?


July 18th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I read you can have vlc and firefox share audio without having to close either, just set vlc audiooutput to pulseaudio and listen to your music there.

I tried it but I couldn't listen to any music in any other application, and never had simultaneous audio either but u can try it and see if it works.

Installing VLC Media Player

At the console, type:

sudo apt-get install vlc

To remove,

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove vlc

If you encounter sound problems (due to PulseAudio ), type:

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-pulse

and choose PulseAudio as output in VLC options.

if you do find a solution dont forget to share :P

July 18th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Read this:

July 18th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Take a look at this thread

You could also try the new beta version of flash, it has pulseaudio support which may fix the issue