Bug 862104 - Amarok Pause Toggled by Skype Notification
Amarok Pause Toggled by Skype Notification
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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
Copyright (c) 2004-2012, Skype

How reproducible:

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).

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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
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!

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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