Please implement ability to move audio streams in gnome-volume-control

Bug #429852 reported by Kevin Hunter on 2009-09-15
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME media utilities
Confirmed
Wishlist
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Karmic Alpha 5 LiveCD

I'm not sure if this is a feature request, regression report or what, given the overlap and development of Gnome and Pulseaudio, etc, but one of the features we have through padevchooser (which we aren't supposed to use, I know) on Jaunty and Intrepid, is the ability to specify /on a per audio stream basis/ to which set of speakers to play.

So suppose I had usb headphones. That would show up as another audio device, and pulseaudio would happily stream to *both* my main speakers and my headphones. Further, I could have certain streams go to one of the other speaker set. Is there a way to do this through the current interface? Or is this a regression?

Kevin Hunter (hunteke) on 2009-09-15
description: updated
Kevin Hunter (hunteke) wrote :

Correction: On Karmic Alpha 5 LiveCD. Have not tested the Alpha 6 LiveCD.

Kevin Hunter (hunteke) on 2009-09-15
description: updated
affects: ubuntu → pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

Have a look at the "applications" tab of the gnome volume control, that should provide what you're looking for. If it doesn't, please clarify what it is that you're missing.

Besides, AFAIK, both padevchooser and pavucontrol are still available in the Karmic repository.

Kevin Hunter (hunteke) wrote :

Close, but no. The applications tab lets you mute on a per-audio-stream basis, but I want to have two streams playing and going to two different outputs. Currently, all audio goes to one output.

Example: I have my USB headphones on.

I want music playing to my headphones and I want email notification sounds to go to the laptop speakers so that I can be made aware that I've got email when I'm 10 feet working on a piece of hardware.

Similarly, I may want music to come out of the speakers, but only want the IM notifications to go to my headphones so that I don't disturb the music experience for my wife.

On Jaunty, I use padevchooser for this specific functionality.

Kevin Hunter (hunteke) wrote :

In a related note, it appears that applications don't have entirely independent volumes on their own merit. Meaning when I mess with one applications output (as via Totem's speaker button next to the Sidebar button, or Rhythmbox's speaker button above the time of the playing piece), it seems to mess with the global output. I'm unable to discern an exact pattern at this time.

Incidentally, Comment #3 and this one were tested with now current Karmic Alpha 6 LiveCD.

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

As of today's Karmic, they shouldn't be tampering with the main volume anymore. It isn't be a regression as you can use pavucontrol/padevchooser in Karmic as well. So, left is a wishlist saying something like "it would be nice if gnome-volume-control could implement more of pavucontrol's functionality".

summary: - multiple sound device output missing?
+ Please implement ability to move audio streams in gnome-volume-control
affects: pulseaudio (Ubuntu) → gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Kevin Hunter (hunteke) wrote :

Sounds good. Thank you for the summary change and specificity correction.

Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Marking as wishlist.

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

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

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-media:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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