Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89568
gnome-sound-recorder does not work, period. does not record, crashes when playing, etc.
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:04:52 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a repeat of bugs 85818, 88952, 80507, and 81850. I just wasn't able to
add comments to those for whatever reason, so I am creating a "me too" new bug.
Suffice it to say that gnome-sound-recorder does not work *at*all*. And this is
true on both my machine at home and my machine at work.
I installed RH9 from the ISOs available at ftp.redhat.com. I have not updated
the gnome-media RPMs to be any newer than the RHL9 ISO RPMs.
<snip! irrelevant hardware>
00:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
<snip! irrelevant mods>
emu10k1 68136 0 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13544 0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
Sound *does* come out just fine! Xmms and gnome-cd work, system sounds work, etc.
Also, using "/usr/bin/record" at the command line worked well and produced
good-sounding WAV files.
According to the help documents (when you choose Help->Contents on the
gnome-sound-recorder app) the gnome-sound-recorder should have some options
that Redhat's shipped version does not have: Edit->Preferences (not there),
Edit->Echo, etc. The whole "Edit" menu is not there!
<soapbox>RedHat ships with a lot of items that do not work or are not explained
correctly in the Help docs. They really shouldn't do that.</soapbox>
Thanks for listening!
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Steps to Reproduce:
4.Click "Save" or "Save As"
Actual Results: Record - nothing appears to happen except the message changes
Save- 0 byte file is created
Play - on first playback, just a loud static noise for 1/10th second, then
nothing. Nothing happens on subsequent playback.
Expected Results: Record - feedback showing that a sound is beig recorded.
Save - this new WAV file is saved properly
Play - this new WAV file is played properly
We don't have any patches to the sound recorder or its docs, so all these issues
were present in the upstream gnome-media release.
I've forwarded many of them to bugzilla.gnome.org; if they aren't resolved
by the next RHL release g-s-r will probably be removed as it looks
bad to include broken stuff.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85818 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.