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how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#21 Post by peregrine » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:15 am

Adding this info in case it is of any help. I have an updated MX 14 or 14.2 (cannot recall). Pulse audio not installed. Latest versions of FF and Chrome
Nothing on the page http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/index.php plays in FF. Everything except the flac plays in Chrome.
No problems in Chrome with videos. FF plays YouTube but no sound with Vimeo. No sound in VLC.
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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#22 Post by eemaestro » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:56 am

pulseaudio is already installed. Should I reinstall it with your -t option, Stevo?

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$ apt-cache -n dumpavail | grep 'Package:' | awk '{print $2 }' >tmp
$ grep audio tmp
audiofile-tools
libaudiofile-dbg
libaudiofile-dev
libaudiofile1
audiolink
audiopreview
python-audioread
libdbaudiolib0
libdbaudiolib0-dev
decibel-audio-player
gnome-audio
libgnuradio-audio3.5.3.2
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
libaudio-cd-perl
libaudio-ecasound-perl
libaudio-file-perl
libaudio-flac-decoder-perl
libaudio-flac-header-perl
libaudio-mixer-perl
libaudio-moosic-perl
libaudio-mpd-common-perl
libaudio-mpd-perl
libaudio-musepack-perl
libaudio-rpld-perl
libaudio-scan-perl
libaudio-scrobbler-perl
libaudio-wav-perl
libaudio-wma-perl
libaudiomask-dev
libaudiomask1
libccaudio2
libccaudio2-dev
libcdaudio-dbg
libcdaudio-dev
libcdaudio1
libcsfml-audio1.6
libjaudiotagger-java
libsfml-audio1.6
libtest-corpus-audio-mpd-perl
liquidsoap-plugin-portaudio
liquidsoap-plugin-pulseaudio
mupen64plus-audio-all
mupen64plus-audio-sdl
mupen64plus-audio-sdl-dbg
libaudio-dev
libaudio2
normalize-audio
libportaudio-ocaml
libportaudio-ocaml-dev
octave-audio
libportaudio-dev
libportaudio-doc
libportaudio0
libportaudio2
libportaudiocpp0
portaudio19-dev
portaudio19-doc
projectm-pulseaudio
python-alsaaudio
python-pyaudio
roaraudio
roaraudio-dbg
librtaudio-dbg
librtaudio-dev
librtaudio4
libwebrtc-audio-processing-0
libwebrtc-audio-processing-dev
libaudio-xmmsclient-perl
audiofile-tools
libaudiofile-dbg
libaudiofile-dev
libaudiofile1
audiopreview
libdbaudiolib0
libdbaudiolib0-dev
libgnuradio-audio3.5.3.2
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
libaudio-cd-perl
libaudio-ecasound-perl
libaudio-flac-decoder-perl
libaudio-flac-header-perl
libaudio-mixer-perl
libaudio-scan-perl
libaudiomask-dev
libaudiomask1
libccaudio2
libccaudio2-dev
libcdaudio-dbg
libcdaudio-dev
libcdaudio1
libcsfml-audio1.6
libsfml-audio1.6
liquidsoap-plugin-portaudio
liquidsoap-plugin-pulseaudio
mupen64plus-audio-sdl
mupen64plus-audio-sdl-dbg
libaudio-dev
libaudio2
normalize-audio
libportaudio-ocaml
libportaudio-ocaml-dev
octave-audio
libportaudio-dev
libportaudio0
libportaudio2
libportaudiocpp0
portaudio19-dev
projectm-pulseaudio
python-alsaaudio
python-pyaudio
roaraudio
roaraudio-dbg
librtaudio-dbg
librtaudio-dev
librtaudio4
libwebrtc-audio-processing-0
libwebrtc-audio-processing-dev
libaudio-xmmsclient-perl
libgnuradio-audio3.7.5
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
libpjmedia-audiodev2
pulseaudio
pulseaudio-dbg
pulseaudio-esound-compat
pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg
pulseaudio-module-gconf
pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg
pulseaudio-module-jack
pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg
pulseaudio-module-lirc
pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg
pulseaudio-module-raop
pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg
pulseaudio-module-x11
pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg
pulseaudio-utils
pulseaudio-utils-dbg
qml-module-qtaudioengine
libgnuradio-audio3.7.5
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
libpjmedia-audiodev2
pulseaudio
pulseaudio-dbg
pulseaudio-esound-compat
pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg
pulseaudio-module-gconf
pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg
pulseaudio-module-jack
pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg
pulseaudio-module-lirc
pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg
pulseaudio-module-raop
pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg
pulseaudio-module-x11
pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg
pulseaudio-utils
pulseaudio-utils-dbg
qml-module-qtaudioengine
bluez-audio
[b]$ grep -i pulseaudio tmp[/b]
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
liquidsoap-plugin-pulseaudio
projectm-pulseaudio
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
liquidsoap-plugin-pulseaudio
projectm-pulseaudio
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
pulseaudio
pulseaudio-dbg
pulseaudio-esound-compat
pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg
pulseaudio-module-gconf
pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg
pulseaudio-module-jack
pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg
pulseaudio-module-lirc
pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg
pulseaudio-module-raop
pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg
pulseaudio-module-x11
pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg
pulseaudio-utils
pulseaudio-utils-dbg
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
pulseaudio
pulseaudio-dbg
pulseaudio-esound-compat
pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg
pulseaudio-module-gconf
pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg
pulseaudio-module-jack
pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg
pulseaudio-module-lirc
pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg
pulseaudio-module-raop
pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg
pulseaudio-module-x11
pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg
pulseaudio-utils
pulseaudio-utils-dbg
$apt-cache -n dumpavail | grep 'Package:' | awk '{print $2 }' | grep gnome-media
gnome-media
gnome-media-profiles
libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0
libgnome-media-profiles-dev
gnome-media
gnome-media-profiles
libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0
libgnome-media-profiles-dev

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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#23 Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:08 pm

I installed pulseaudio by reading section 3.6 of the MX manual AND following dolphin oracle's video tutorial referred to in that section : http://mepiscommunity.org/node/140

DO's tutorial advises the installation of all optional recommended packages indicated in Synaptic as well as pavucontrol, so that might be a significant factor in getting the sound to work.

For what it's worth, I'm also using the Liquorix 3.19 pae kernel.
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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#24 Post by eemaestro » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:27 pm

I added pulseaudio following dolphin_oracle's video with Synaptic Packet Manager, adding three recommended options:
pulseaudio-module-x11
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
rtkit
I found the mixer control under Multimedia--->PulseAudio Volume Control
Still won't play FLAC or MP3 formats.
Luckily, the stereophonic sound still works for everything else.
Still, I will probably undo what I did since it didn't result in the desired outcome.
Am running MEPIS 12, not MX.

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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#25 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:17 am

Have you gone through the settings in that volume control and enabled and disabled what needs to be? I found pulseaudio a bit of a task to learn to work with but now that I know what to do it's not so hard. :smile:

It could be something in the mepis install.. have you tried inserting the mepis 11.9.92 livecd and tried with that? If the mp3 sound DOES play on that something went wonky somewhere along the line in the install.
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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#26 Post by Stevo » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:12 pm

Could you see if our newer Firefox solves the problem? Or you could just have Iceweasel open mp3 files with an external player.

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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#27 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:30 am

I installed and updated a freshed MEPIS 12 this morning.

I installed one package to get MP3 playback in iceweasel 31.7:
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly.

MP3 playback started right up from the test site. http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/index.php

Now I don't know if that's the correct solution, or if something just gets reinitialized when that package is installed, but it might be worth it to the OP to try. Its worth noting that gstream0.10-plugins-ugly is installed by default in MX.
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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#28 Post by asqwerth » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:51 am

Out of curiosity (I'm fine with chromium and iceweasel on MX), I installed Pale Moon from the community test repo earlier today to see what the big fuss about it was.

Strangely, Pale Moon can't play mp3 from the test site, in addition to flac (which no browser can play anyway).

Iceweasel 31.7.0 plays mp3 just fine.

I do indeed have the gstreamer-ugly plugin, just no gstreamer-bad.
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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#29 Post by eemaestro » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:06 pm

Stevo wrote:Could you see if our newer Firefox solves the problem? Or you could just have Iceweasel open mp3 files with an external player.
Sure, I'd be happy to give Firefox a whirl. Do I need to modify or add to my sources.list to download it with APT? Or alternatively, show me where to download the deb package or tarball.

I removed pulseaudio using Synaptic. If I want to listen to an mp3, I'll simply download it and listen to it with audacity, because I know that works.

My etc/apt/sources.list:

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# copied from http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Sources.list_MEPIS_12

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free 

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free 

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free 

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free 

# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ wheezy main non-free 

# Mepis mirror
deb http://mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com/packages/mepis/ mepis-12.0 main 

# MEPIS master pools, please use only if mirror is slow or down
# deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-12.0 main 

# Mepis Community Main and Test Repos
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis12cr main non-free  
# deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis12cr test

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Re: how to fix mp3 playback in Iceweasel ?

#30 Post by Stevo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:50 pm

You don't have to change anything, it should be showing up in Synaptic for you already.

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