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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 2010-11-24, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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=20
> it (e.g. mpd).

dmix is user-local, not system-wide.  So the applications need to be run by the
same user to take advantage of dmix (which isn't exactly common with mpd).

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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