Select sound output from gnome-volume-control-applet menu

Bug #423534 reported by Viktors Petrovs on 2009-09-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME media utilities
New
Wishlist
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-media

This is not a bug. Set it please to wishlist.

I've made some changes in gnome-media package for ease of switching the sound output in cases where you have more than one sound output. Now there is sub-menu in the gnome-volume-control-applet menu where you can choose the current sound output. This is very useful if you have a bluetooth headset. Menu will show up only when there is more than one audio output devices.

I've contacted gnome-media maintainer Marc-André Lureau. He recommended me to register it as a bug on bugzilla.gnome.org, which i did.
Bug:#593752
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593752

Also he said that this will not be in the 2.28 because it is in UI/string freeze.
Maybe it is possible to get it into Ubuntu karmic?

Attached patch file with changes made. Just get gnome-media source package, drop patch into package's debian/pathces directory and build it.

Here you can see how it looks in action:
    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/225762/select-sink-submenu-screenshot.png

Here you can take a ready-compiled packages for karmic:
    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/225762/gnome-media/gnome-media_2.27.90-0ubuntu1%7Eviks1_i386.deb
    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/225762/gnome-media/gnome-media-common_2.27.90-0ubuntu1%7Eviks1_all.deb
    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/225762/gnome-media/libgnome-media0_2.27.90-0ubuntu1%7Eviks1_i386.deb

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your work there, we might consider it for karmic but would be nice to get upstream reviewing it before on the bugzilla ticket

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

unsetting the patch tag since upstream said it should be done differently

Changed in gnome-media:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Ivan Baldo (ibaldo) wrote :

This could help when using USB headsets.

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