Hi Terry,

It depends on the sound system that Chromium uses, which is probably Pulseaudio. ALSA is the one that only allows one playback device at once. This is sounding more like a Chromium bug than an KDE/Kubuntu one to me.

Does Firefox have the same problem?


On 24/05/2022 06:38, Terry Coles wrote:

I have just spotted something which shows that the keyboard was a red herring.
When the Play / Pause button is pressed the music stops and the player goes to
Pause mode.  When the button is pressed again, the music may or may not be
heard.  The key phrase is 'be heard'.  If I have just been listening to the
audio from a video played in Chromium, the player restarts (I can see the
progress indicator increasing), but there is no sound.

It seems to me that Chromium is grabbing the audio channel and not letting it
go.  I find that a bit confusing because I thought that the linux sound system
could play music from multiple sources and certainly if I don't press the Play
/ Pause button while watching a video, I can hear both audio tracks.

Any thoughts on this?

BTW.  This shows why the fault was such a chameleon; if I hadn't been watching
video it worked and if I had it didn't.  It's just that I hadn't realised this
at the time.

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