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

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Fri Nov 6 14:45:04 UTC 2009

On 11/06/2009 02:55 PM, Kevin DeKorte wrote:
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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
> Kevin

Hi Kevin,

after installing

gnome-mplayer-0.9.8-1.20091021svn1582.fc11.i586.rpm and

from http://belegdol.fedorapeople.org/gnome-mplayer/, all mp3 files are 
played properly with constant volume level.

Thank you very much for your advice.


Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>


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