[Maverick] Audacious does not appear in the sound menu in Ubuntu 10.10

Bug #658001 reported by Jacopo Lorenzetti on 2010-10-10
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
audacious-plugins (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: audacious-plugins

Starting Audacious 2.4.0 on Ubuntu 10.10 does not result in an Audacious section to appear in the sound menu.

The Status Icon plugin adds an Audacious icon/menu in the notification area and does not make use of the sound menu. It should be replaced with a plugin that integrates with the sound menu, as recommended on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NotificationAreaTransition/CompatibilityFixes

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: audacious-plugins 2.4.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 11 01:22:32 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: audacious-plugins

Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2010-10-11
Changed in audacious-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :

I implemented the sound menu registration method in a plugin.

I used libindicate as specified on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoundMenu#Music%20player%20integration

Now I have an Audacious section correctly registered in my sound menu. If I select the Audacious item in the sound menu the player is launched and the playback item is presented in the menu, but clicking the play/previous/next buttons doesn't have any effect.

I am not a developer and I cannot go further in the implementation without some other simple code examples.

Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :
Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :

Audacious cannot be controlled from the playback item in the sound menu because it doesn't support the latest version of the MPRIS specifications (see bug #681994).

Changed in audacious-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
tags: added: patch
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Can you upload the source package to REVU [1] and post the link to it?

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/REVU

Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :

I can try, but I don't know if I can make a really clean package.

Isn't it better if I make a patch to audacious-plugins instead of uploading a new package for a single plugin?

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

You could create a patch for audacious-plugins instead. You should forward the patch to the audacious developers and ask them to include your plugin.

William Pitcock (nenolod) wrote :

i am not certain why we would include this in audacious upstream. are there any distributions other than ubuntu planning on implementing the "sound menu"?

zniavre (zniavre2048-gmail) wrote :

good afternoon

the package does not work on natty 11.04, it even does not load the menu into indicator-sound

Hope it will be available soon .

Conor Curran (cjcurran) wrote :

Back in December I mailed the indicator-sound developers mailing list about the upcoming changes to the registration process in Natty. This was also announced at UDS in Orlando. The libindicate dependency has been dropped in favour of a simple MPRIS interface watching approach.
The spec on the wiki has been updated at every stage of this move over to help guide developers make the switch also. Do you know if this plugin has been updated to work the Natty way.


zniavre (zniavre2048-gmail) wrote :

@ Conor Curran

it seems the plugin was not updated for natty > i tried it few times and it does not work at all

robytrevi (robytrevi) wrote :

Is there something new?
I'd like to use audacious (my favourite player) from the sound menu instead of banshee (I don't like it and I don't want to use it) in Ubuntu Natty, but this is the better news that I can found.

William Pitcock (nenolod) wrote :

why exactly do you want to use the "ubuntu sound menu"? it does not seem to be an essential feature for using audacious and is generally an encroachment of canonical on the desires of upstream projects to follow their wacky UI concepts so odds are unlikely that support will be added for this upstream ever.

but i really do want to know why people think this feature is "important".

Jacopo Lorenzetti (jacopol) wrote :

hi nenolod, thank you for your interest.

I would like to clarify that canonical changed its "ubuntu sound menu" specs in the latest release of ubuntu (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoundMenu#For%20Natty) so that upstream projects are *not* required anymore to do anything special for ubuntu. I personally think this was the right choice.

what we are asking (see bug #681994) is just to make audacious support the latest major revision of the standard Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification (MPRIS) specification.

this common dbus interface for media players, not related to canonical, is supported by freedesktop.org (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mpris-interfacing-specification) and is used by different projects in many distributions (for example: mpris-remote, ruby-mpris).

I spent some months on #audacious irc channel trying to implement this by myself and made some patches, but I finally gave up because I did not find enough help to do this with my very limited skills.

summary: - Audacious does not appear in the sound menu
+ [Maverick] Audacious does not appear in the sound menu in Ubuntu 10.10
burjans (burjans) wrote :
Changed in audacious-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in audacious-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ithreexas (ithreexas) wrote :

Hi jacopol,
can you make the audacious sound buttons to run a command line when they are pressed?

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