No Volume Controls

Bug #545888 reported by Lee Hyde on 2010-03-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Media Player
Bilal Akhtar

Bug Description

Gnome Media Player lacks volume controls. This appears to be listed as a feature on the projects launchpad summary, however the lack of volume controls is, in my opinion, a fatal flaw.

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It's intended.

Changed in gnome-media-player:
status: New → Won't Fix

I thought as much, though I can't for the life of me fathom why you [the
developers] would want to omit volume controls. Especially in
full-screen mode.

I rather like the basic idea behind the Gnome Media Player, but as it is
now it's unusable to me; I constantly find myself moving the cursor to
the lower right corner of the display looking for volume/mute controls.

I'll not labour the point (further), as I am but a mere end-user. But I
do hope that your position changes as development progresses.


On 24/03/10 11:03, Michael Lamothe wrote:
> It's intended.
> ** Changed in: gnome-media-player
> Status: New => Won't Fix

"Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel."
 -- Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Simply, because I don't need it :). Just to be clear, I'm not anti-volume controls and if someone is interested in implementing this then they are more than welcome. On my media centre, I have my mouse buttons 8 and 9 mapped to the volume controls. On my laptop I use the media keys.

There are only 2 developers (Bilal and myself) so there's not a big voting session that goes on. I have coded most of the UI and Bilal has not expressed a concern with it. I don't know if he plans on implementing something like this.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Once, I thought of working on the volime control problem. Instead, I thought it would be better to patch bugs than to implement that. Patching bugs is more important than implementing new features.
You could have issued a blueprint instead. A bug refers to an error in the program, not a missing feature.

Lee Hyde (anubeon) wrote :

I do apologise. As I am new to launchpad I was not familiar with its blueprint feature. I'll make a mental note of it for the future.


Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

No problem. Your bug in fact helped me to know that there are people who NEED the volume controls in gnome media player. I would begin working on it soon, when I become a bit free from work.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Forgot to assign myself to the bug.

Changed in gnome-media-player:
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar96)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Should be fixed by the time Gnome Media Player 0.1.2 is released.

Changed in gnome-media-player:
milestone: none → 0.1.2
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Committed the fix in revision 69.

Changed in gnome-media-player:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Version 0.1.2 released with bug fix. Please download this release to get the volume controls.

Changed in gnome-media-player:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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