Thursday, 21 May 2009

I really haz 5.1

As promised, gnome-volume-control in master now has fade and subwoofer support, as well as instant-apply for the default output selection. We just need to be able to set it up for 5.1 now...

I haz 5.1!

14 comments:

Mattias said...

Just wanted to say that you (and everyone that also is involved with this) rocks!

Keep it up!

Chris said...

Good work, but this is still an awful, awful dialog :(

hansrodtang said...

Would be cool if it could detect my HDMI automatically as well. Still rocks though ^^.

hadess said...

Chris: I don't see what's so awful about it... Feel free to file bugs with your suggestions

Hans: it will detect HDMI automatically if ALSA and PA show it. Does it show up as a profile in pavucontrol? If so, file a bug against gnome-media, if not, file a bug against your distribution's ALSA package.

AdamW said...

Chris: read http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=572217 for a good overview of the trickiness inherent here. Sound is complex, it's hard to make a dialog that's both simple *and* useful...

Gianni said...

nice!

Fabio said...

how to access to this code?
I've tried git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-volume-manager
but install the 2.24.1 version...

hadess said...

Fabio, gnome-volume-manager, as its README would tell you, handles "disk volumes", not sound volume.

Check gnome-media instead. The sources are in the gnome-volume-control sub-directory.

Anonymous said...

What about rear balance?

hadess said...

There's no rear balance per se. Changing Balance and Fade makes changing to all the speakers (except the subwoofer), you can see the interaction by launching pavucontrol for example.

Fabio said...

yeah i discover it by myself a few minutes after (tnx to readme hehe)
however, i get this:
[fabio@abuarch src]$ ./gnome-volume-control-applet

** (gnome-volume-control-applet:13375): WARNING **: Connection failed

hadess said...

Fabio: This isn't a bugzilla though. And you seem to not be running PulseAudio...

mojo said...

lovely piece of work, would it be included with gnome-media?

AdamW said...

mojo: yes, this PA-based gnome-volume-control is now the default in upstream gnome-media. however, Ubuntu chose to ship the old one by default in 9.04.

Fedora 11 ships the new one by default and the old one stuck down in the menus for people who need functionality the new one doesn't yet provide.

Mandriva ships only the new one in 2009 Spring, I believe.

The versions in current stable distros will not include this new goodness, it's in the 2.27 branch which will go stable with the 2.28 release. It may well get shipped as updates for Fedora 11, though, I'm guessing (Bastien?)

Not sure about other distros.