[webkit-dev] Webkit seizes sound device

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Sat Nov 30 05:12:20 PST 2013

On Saturday 30 November 2013, Benjamin Poulain wrote:
> On 11/29/13, 4:32 PM, Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> > When I visit a web page that wants to play a sound, webkit opens the
> > sound device and never lets go of it until the application exits.  I
> > would like for webkit not to open the sound device (and ignore the play
> > request, obviously). Is there a way to tell webkit globally that it
> > should ignore all sounds and never, ever open the sound device?
> Each platform handle multimedia differently.
> I guess this is for GTK?
> The right mailing list would be WebKit-gtk.
The option to not allow auto-play could still be relevant. If I remember 
correctly disabling autoplay it is one of the changes in both the old android 
port and iOS port that isn't in trunk.

But yes grabbing the audio device is not only port specific but setup 
specific. I believe the gstreamer backend expects you to be using pulseaudio.


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