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Re: Bug#604728: general: Cannot play anything in totem or gnome-mplayer while a flash movie is running in iceweasel

On Mi, 24 nov 10, 09:36:52, Adrian Knoth wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:19:05PM +0100, marcin wrote:
> [No other audio app starts when there's already one running]
> > I'm sorry but I cannot tell which package exactly is the source of the
> > problem so I put it in 'general' section.
> Well, looks like a classic: on some (most?) audio cards, ALSA only
> supports a single stream. So if you start your flash playback, the audio
> device is occupied and hence blocked for other apps.
> The solution is to multiplex/mix in software, most commonly done with
> pulseaudio these days.
> Don't you have pulseaudio installed?

ALSA is using dmix by default, but not all applications play well with 
it (e.g. mpd).

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