this is a problem I had in the beginning when using pulse and then it looked like had it all solve until a few months ago.

What happens is that I can have sound running through pulse just fine, playing an mp3 in exaile, switching to a movie in vlc, going back to the mp3, it's all fine, even having them both playing at the same time. But the moment flash gets involved it all goes to hell. Nothing works(EXCEPT flash) after flash gets it's greasy bloody claws into ALSA/Pulse. I have to completely restart alsa and pulse just to get exaile to play an mp3 again..

This is horrible and is driving me to the brink of insanity, there's gotta be a solution out there somewhere to this so I can just pause my music, play youtube and unpause the music after that. Anyone? Please..