Audio profiles on gnome are a disgrace

Bug #242577 reported by Eugenia Loli-Queru on 2008-06-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: sound-juicer

Currently, if you want to rip a CD, you do it via Sound Juicer, which talks to gnome-audio-profiles-properties, which talks to gstreamer, which talks to lame (for mp3). Thing is, manually creating switches like the following to do your job:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc mode=1 vbr=4 vbr-min-bitrate=128 vbr-max-bitrate=192 ! xingmux ! id3v2mux
is a disgrace to 2008 computing. Users should not have to learn to read and understand these cryptic lines of switches. When iTunes does it so perfectly for 8 years now, why can't the Gnome desktop? And if not for mp3, why not even for OGG?

The Ubuntu project (I don't have any hopes that the gnome or gstreamer guys will ever get their act together) should provide its users with something like this:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, that's a gnome-media wishlist, would be nice to have but not really required since the default installation has aac, mp3 an ogg profiles which should be enough for most usecases

Changed in sound-juicer:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Pascal de Bruijn (pmjdebruijn) wrote :

Please do note the 'lame' encoder has most likely been deprecated in favor of lamemp3enc.

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