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Stephan Wissel (stw-linux) wrote : Re: [Bug 672850] [NEW] Can't use Bluetooth HSP/ HFP input when using A2DP output

That's not the point.
I CAN switch the profile, but it is not practically usable.

On other OS (including smartphones): A call comes in, I click Accept and
take the call.
On Ubuntu/Pulse: A call comes in I click Accept and then hurry to find the
sound menu, the hardware tab, the profiles dropdown and change the profile
-- by then the caller has dropped since she couldn't hear me.
Another Hardware profile is needed that allows to use HSP/HFP *input* while
using A2DP output.

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Luke Yelavich
<email address hidden>wrote:

> You should be able to switch profile by going into the volume control
> preferences, and opening the Hardware tab. Select your bluetooth
> headset, and choose the profile from the profile drop down box.
> --
> Can't use Bluetooth HSP/ HFP input when using A2DP output
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> of the bug.
> Status in “pulseaudio” package in Ubuntu: New
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: pulseaudio
> I'm testing a Nokia BH-905i headset (see
> ) on Ubuntu 10.10. The
> Bluetooth module correctly identifies the headset and the both audio
> profiles "HSP/ HFP Telephony duplex" and "A2DP High Fidelity Playback". For
> music playback only A2DP is suitable (HSP/HFP sounds like listening to music
> played through an old telephone). A2DP does not have an INPUT mode, so use
> of the headset for VoiP isn't possible.
> What would be needed is a separate selection to allow to select A2DP for
> output and HSP/HFP for input. Smartphones (a lot of them *nix based) phones
> do that (or they switch on the fly?).
> Formal structure:
> 1) Ubuntu 10.10
> 2) Pulse-Audio 1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu21.1
> consisting og pluseaudio, pulseaudio-esound-compat,
> pulseaudio-module-bluetooth, pulseaudio-module-gconf, pulseaudio-module-x11,
> pulseaudio-utils
> 3) Select high quality audio output and still use the Bluetooth microphone
> 4) Had to choose: either high quality audio or "telephone quality" with
> microphone
> I can change the profile without the Bluetooth connection dropping, but
> that's ridiculous. E.g. listening to music, a call comes in. Then I would
> need to switch the profile before answering.
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