I use Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 (it happens on older Chrome versions too) on Ubuntu Precise with Shockwave (Pepper) Flash 11.5 r31. Occasionally the sound of the Flash player breaks and remains broken until I restart my system. This happens especially often when I play videos from
epicfail dot com. Like every second video or so.
By "broken" I mean that it sounds like... er... well... farting. While it does seem to have something to do with the actual video sound (in terms of volume for example) it is absolutely unintelligible.
When the Flash sound is broken, it is broken for every flash instance - videos, games, etc. Restarting the browser or shift-esc -> plugin-shockwave-flash-> end-process does NOT fix it. The sound in other applications (Rhythmbox, Movie Player, Installed games) works fine. Only Flash seems to be affected.
Restarting the computer fixes it (until it gets broken again). So far it hasn't happened if I'm watching Youtube videos or playing Kongregate games. Epicfail is the surest way to break it, and it does happen every once in a while after a Wimp video.
So, has anyone experienced this? Is there a way of fixing it, or if not, at least getting it to work again without having to restart my machine?