Bug 862104 - Amarok Pause Toggled by Skype Notification
Amarok Pause Toggled by Skype Notification
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-01 17:33 EDT by Oliver Sampson
Modified: 2012-10-02 02:19 EDT (History)
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Description Oliver Sampson 2012-10-01 17:33:08 EDT
Description of problem:
With Amarok playing, if a message comes in from Skype, the pause state (whether paused or playing) is toggled.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
amarok -version
Qt: 4.8.2
KDE Development Platform: 4.8.5 (4.8.5)
Amarok: 2.6.0

skype -version
Skype 4.0.0.7
Copyright (c) 2004-2012, Skype

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Play a song in Amarok
2. Let a message come in from Skype with audio notification
3. Pause state is toggled.
  
Actual results:
Toggled pause state

Expected results:
Pause/Play state to be unaffected.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jerry James 2012-10-01 17:44:36 EDT
After filing it under the wrong component, you need to take 2 more steps: (1) take the maintainers for the wrong component off the CC list (I've done that for you); and (2) reassign the bug to the maintainer of the correct component.  You'll have to do #2 yourself.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2012-10-01 19:50:31 EDT
This is a pulseaudio feature, incoming calls will automatically pause audio players (so your call doesn't get interrupted).

See also:
http://pulseaudio.org/ticket/840
https://sites.google.com/site/lightrush/random-1/debiansqueezefixespreventskypefrompausingaudiovideoplayback

for suggestions on how to disable that pulseaudio feature if you don't want it.
Comment 3 Oliver Sampson 2012-10-02 02:19:07 EDT
@Jerry,
Well, I thought I had filed it for the right component, but typing amarok in the component field didn't seem to be enough. I'll be more careful next time. Thanks!

@Rex,
Well, the feature doesn't work. If the intention is to pause playing on incoming calls, then it doesn't work in following ways:
o The pause state is toggled on incoming messages, not just calls.
o The pause state is toggled rather than being set to pause. If it already were paused, it should stay paused rather then be toggled back to play.

I see from the link that this may even be a Skype issue with tagging sounds inappropriately. Would it be too catty of me to say that now that Skype belongs to the Evil Empire, I shouldn't expect a solution anytime soon?

I'll have a look at the workaround. Thanks.

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