[LINUX]oldrocker99 Feb 24, 2013 @ 7:37am
Linux Steam videos have no sound
I installed Flash, and videos do play, but with no sound. I get sound playing any of the games in my library, but none w\ile playing a game's video.

Any suggestions?
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omeara4pheonix Jun 14, 2013 @ 7:00am 
I have the same problem, which i just noticed today. Did you ever find a fix? For me steam shows up in pavucontrol but has no sound. Steam games have no problem with sound.
Here is a screenshot of my pavu while a video is playing in steam:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3y-REHHcD42dHk0QXJDeFpoYkU/edit?usp=sharing
Last edited by omeara4pheonix; Jun 14, 2013 @ 7:29am
arc| Gps Jun 15, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
I have he same problem, its flash related.

When I wamt sound with the vid, I copy the url into FF.
pullasuti Jun 15, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
Steam doesn't require flash to play videos anymore. They seem to be webm files on my client, and the sound works just fine as long as I don't leave the videos muted.
Null-ARC:11 Jun 19, 2013 @ 8:46pm 
bump, sound not muted, and still there is no sound in the videos.
bitcrusher Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:48am 
try to force steam to run with pulse or alsa depending on which you use
S.M.O.G. Jan 15 @ 4:15pm 
Originally posted by bitcrusher:
try to force steam to run with pulse or alsa depending on which you use
How exactly? (same problem here btw)
S.M.O.G. Jan 15 @ 4:23pm 
By the way I have found this and it worked for me:
If you don't have audio in the videos which play within the Steam Client and you're sure you have lib32-flashplugin installed correctly, it's possible Steam is using packaged ALSA libs which aren't working.

If launching Steam from a terminal and attempting to playback a video within the steam client results in an error similar to the following:

ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1018:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave

There is a workaround which involves renaming or deleting some Steam Runtime folders and library files. The bugs have already been reported here: #3376 and #3504
The solution is to rename or delete the alsa-lib folder and the libasound.so.* files. They can be found within

~/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/steam#Flash_audio_not_working_on_64-bit_systems
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