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fswl1234

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Post Posted July 14th, 2017, 3:05 am

youtube & most sites work fine, but not wsj & twitter (and a few others i can't recall right now)

can anyone confirm?
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Post Posted July 14th, 2017, 9:48 am

Some URLs?

Distorted in what way?

Any specific (Linux) sound driver or whatnot being used?
Which Linux are you using?

Which sound system does firefox use on linux?
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Post Posted July 14th, 2017, 12:06 pm

therube wrote:Some URLs?


any on both sites

http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20170714/BCH084137.asp?source=rss
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20170517/BGH162338.asp?source=rss
for example (dont' have any twitter video links right now)

Distorted in what way?


like it's played in a different speed (slower?) with loud background noises
*distorted* is as close as i can think of

Any specific (Linux) sound driver or whatnot being used?
Which Linux are you using?

Which sound system does firefox use on linux?


fedora 24, about:support shows: Audio Backend pulse

ps: i've had this issue for quite some time, before 2.40 iirc. and only with seamonkey, not firefox

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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 4:20 pm

fswl1234 wrote:youtube & most sites work fine, but not wsj & twitter (and a few others i can't recall right now)

can anyone confirm?

Nope, both those Chinese links you gave play fine for me. No distortion and both sound synced to the picture.

I suggest you check the sites with a new profile (just close SM, rename your existing .mozilla folder and start SM again.) and see if there is any change.
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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 8:03 pm

thanks

i tried before and just tried again, same issue in new profile

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 6:19 am

.... but not wsj & twitter (and a few others i can't recall right now)

can anyone confirm?

:-k
Same problem here. Bad browser sniffing on those two pages. #-o
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As workaround, you should enable Firefox compatibility:
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Or use an extension to switch the user agent, like PrefBar or User Agent Switcher.






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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 10:14 am

thanks, that's it
i've seen bad page layout caused by browser sniffing, never thought it would affect (just) sound


general.useragent.site_specific_overrides still works (firefox got rid of it for reason i don't remember)
i tried adding this and sound is nornal now

general.useragent.override.wsj.com;Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/99.0

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 10:54 am

fswl1234 wrote:thanks, that's it
i've seen bad page layout caused by browser sniffing, never thought it would affect (just) sound

Yep, me too. I never would have thought of checking browser sniffing to fix a distorted sound problem!

Well done, ElTxolo
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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 1:11 pm

fswl1234 wrote:thanks, that's it
i've seen bad page layout caused by browser sniffing, never thought it would affect (just) sound


general.useragent.site_specific_overrides still works (firefox got rid of it for reason i don't remember)
i tried adding this and sound is nornal now

general.useragent.override.wsj.com;Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/99.0

    You're welcome! :wink:
Frank Lion wrote:Well done, ElTxolo

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