Bug 518333 - Totem does not know how to use the sound subsystem without pulseaudio
Summary: Totem does not know how to use the sound subsystem without pulseaudio
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem
Version: 11
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-19 21:53 UTC by Peter Janakiev
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:11:31 UTC

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Description Peter Janakiev 2009-08-19 21:53:51 UTC
Description of problem:
Applications seem to know about alsa except totem, which completely fades the sound button and does not play any sound when pulse audio is disabled in any way (i.e. via asound.conf disable the hook to pulse or completely remove pulse audio from the system) 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable pulse audio (for example comment out the hook in asound.conf or just kill the deamon or completely remove pulse audio from the system) 
2. Start totem
3. Open a media file
Actual results:
No sound is played and the sound button is inactive

Expected results:
Recognize ALSA and use it as other applications (like rhythmbox for example) 

Additional info:
I have tested other media apps that i have installed, it seem banshee is also unable to use alsa directly, however in gstreamer properties panel I have selected alsa default. Sound record is also not able to record any sound. Does gnome need pulse to operate correctly? Why are the gstreamer properties not respected by applications that are actually using gstreamer?

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