Firefox: Flash and Sound (Update)


Update: In Intrepid Ibex this package is now called flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound.


as some of you may have already recognized, in Ubuntu Hardy, normale sound applications and Flash in Firefox don’t play well. For example: if you first start Rhythmbox, hear some music and later run Firefox to watch some Youtube it plays without sound.

This problem is known and there is a solution! Just install libflashsupport.

Cite from the description:

Due to various bugs in the Flash 9 plugin sound output of Flash 9 through the pulseaudio soundserver doesn’t work properly. This library adds a clutch to make Flash 9 sound output in pulseaudio possible.

For further information see and

Bye, Sven