F12: volume decreases during playing mp3 files with gnome-mplayer

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 13:55:32 UTC 2009

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On 11/06/09 06:31, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 14:15:24 +0100, Joachim wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Having weird effect during playing mp3 files with gnome-mplayer in F12:
>> very often, the volume level decreases more and more (simetimes down to 
>> 0) during playback of mp3 files, without any manual change of the volume 
>> knob.
>> Somebody can confirm this behaviour with
>> gnome-mplayer-0.9.8-1.fc12.i686 ?
> All I can confirm is that it affects lots of other audio/media players,
> too. There are many tickets about that assigned to pulseaudio _and_ also
> the individual players (such as totem, rhythmbox or audacious) or media
> playing backends (such as GStreamer). Where the tickets are still open,
> they are easy to find with the http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/SRC-RPM-NAME
> web pages - replace SRC-RPM-NAME appropriately, e.g.:
> http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/gstreamer-plugins-good
> As I understand some of the comments related to this problem, it won't
> be fixed in PulseAudio but must be fixed for any app that uses the
> PulseAudio API to set the volume.
> In Audacious I've fixed it by not resetting the default pulseaudio output
> stream volume and being more conservative in storing/reusing volume level
> changes, which are made with external volume preferences tools.

The problem is not pulseaudio it is a bug in the gnome-mplayer code. It
has been fixed in SVN. I also believe there is a patched binary for
fedora floating around...

See this bug.. http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=853


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