gnome-sound-recorder fails to record from internal mic on MacBook

Bug #743364 reported by Chad A. Davis on 2011-03-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-media

MacBookPro6.1 with Natty (dev. branch 2011-03-26) and gnome-sound-recorder 2.32.0-0ubuntu6.

Other applications, e.g. gtk-recrordMyDesktop, record from the internal mic just fine.

gnome-volume-control also shows feedback that a signal is coming from the internal mic when speaking. gnome-sound-recorder does not pick this up, however. Rather the recording is silent, no static, nothing garbled, simply no signal at all.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-media 2.32.0-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Mar 26 23:59:43 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-sound-recorder
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64+mac (20110323)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-media
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-26 (0 days ago)

Chad A. Davis (chadadavis) wrote :
Chad A. Davis (chadadavis) wrote :

That should read MacBookPro6.2 (not 6.1)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, are you sure you selected the right input device? Did that start recently?

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Chad A. Davis (chadadavis) wrote :

Thank you for getting back to me.

I cycled through the possible input devices. Since I was testing first with gnome-sound-recorder, I assumed the sound card was simply not working correctly (for input). The MacBookPro6.2 has a few possible input devices. The gnome-volume-control has an input monitor, however. Once I saw a signal there, I decided to test another recording application. That's when I used gtk-recordMyDesktop, which recorded audio fine. Without changing the settings, I then tested gnome-sound-recorder again, knowing that my audio settings were now correct, but I got no audio from the recording, no static either, simply no signal at all.

I can't say if this is a new issue, as I hadn't tried it before. I will also be testing the natty beta that arrives this week. If you have suggestions for how I can get you better debug info, let me know.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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