Firefox 55 causes annoying distortion and noise in all audio system for Ubuntu
Firefox 55.0.1 (64-bit) installed on Ubuntu 17.04 (Linux 4.10.0-32-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP) / Mesa 17.0.7 Audio Backend : pulse
FF causes annoying distortion and noise in all audio system. I'm forced frequently to stop and start again web browser. Temporarily noise stops and starts again when I start to use FF. That frustrating audio crackling noise appears again. I don't have that problem with previous FF 54. Do you have any ideas and suggestions how to solve this?
I am a Ubuntu user myself and have experienced the same issue with audio over the web.
One thing I do when that happens is close a few tabs and reduce down the amount of web content I am viewing. Restarting the media then seems to clear up the "static" type noise and everything is fine.
I do not think that this is a Firefox issue and you may want to consult one of the (really helpful) Ubuntu support channels. You can find details of these here.
I hope this helps.