Friday, 12 March 2010

Speaker testing

Based off the work Lennart did, let me introduce you to the speaker testing UI in gnome-volume-control.





Patch lives in Bugzilla, and will be in the Fedora 13 repositories shortly.

11 comments:

M Welinder said...

That's cute, but in order to not confuse
you need to replace smiley-guy with a
head seen from the back, i.e., someone
looking towards the front, not back.

And maybe put a display in front too.

Anonymous said...

Well, that head/face is really confusing. It "sits" back to front. You look behind it and you see front speaker there...

Andy Wingo said...

Yeah and you smell bad!

;-)

Seriously, looks like lovely work. Perhaps a top-down view of a chair would be more clear, though.

zekopeko said...

Is this going to be in gnome 2.30? Will this be in Ubuntu 10.04?

ChrisLeees said...

Why not have a round-robin test, like many surround amplifiers have? It plays an ocean sound out of the front left, then switches to centre after a couple of seconds, then to front-right, etc. So you can check all your speakers with just one click.

AndrewNoNumbers said...

The back of a smiley face would look.. pretty barren. Instead just flip the placement of the speaker icons.

Anonymous said...

> The back of a smiley face would look.. pretty barren. Instead just flip the placement of the speaker icons.

This would mean front speakers on bottom and back speakers on top. That's again not what user generally expects :P

You expect yourself to be that funny smile on center. And you want something above of it to be ahead of you :)

AndrewNoNumbers said...

Yeah, you're right on that. Time to ditch the smiley then.

dave said...

I think another problem with the smiley is, it has no ears.

error27 said...

Awesome. :)

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