gnome-sound-recorder voice encoder should be mono

Bug #209374 reported by Noam Yorav-Raphael on 2008-03-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME media utilities
Fix Released
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-media


I now used gnome-sound-recorder to record a lesson, using the "Voice, Lossy (Speex audio)" encoding. The resulting file size for about 1 hour is about 20MB. It turns out that the file is encoded in stereo. I think that 99.9% of people recording speech are not interested in stereo, and most chances are that they use a mono microphone. I think that 10MB/hour would be much nicer than 20MB/hour.

By the way, I think that 5MB/hour would be even nicer, if it sounds Ok. If it is understandable but sounds significantly worse, I would add another option - Why not have "voice, lossy, high quality" and "voice, lossy, low quality"?


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 30 22:57:03 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-sound-recorder
Package: gnome-media 2.20.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-sound-recorder
ProcCwd: /home/noam
SourcePackage: gnome-media
Uname: Linux paltiel 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Noam Yorav-Raphael (noamraph) wrote :
Ernesto Celis (celisdelafuente) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug seems to be more a wishlist candidate than a bug affecting the gnome-sound-recorder normal functioning. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in gnome-media:
status: New → Confirmed

I agree it's more a wish than a bug. I clicked "Report a bug" in the
application and there was no place to change the classification into a

Even though it's not technically a bug, I think it gets close to a
bug. It's a small (design) mistake, probably pretty easy to fix, which
makes the program significantly less useful for recording speech.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, the issue seems to be an upstream one, could you open it on too?

Changed in gnome-media:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in gnome-media:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-media:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-media:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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