Bug#548611: gnash: please add a configuration setting for initial volume level
1o5g4r8o at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 03:52:11 UTC 2010
On 08/29/2010 06:01 PM, Francesco Poli wrote:
> Now I am back with a decent Internet link and could retry to reproduce
> the problem.
First of all, please install latest version 0.8.8-2 in unstable.
>> please let us reproduce it, what site?
> YouTube, for instance.
At youtube.com, you might encounter cookies-related issues:
At the moment, we didn't understand yet what browsers are affected,
what not, what conditions. What acts as workaround in all cases seems to
be removing+blocking cookies from youtube.com.
> That's where I've just reproduced the bug, but I seem to remember to
> see it happening whenever mozilla-plugin-gnash was used inside my
> browser (galeon).
> Basically, as I said, every new video starts at 100 % volume and I have
> to manually adjust it to a sane value.
>> We should go more in depth however upstream says that gnash uses the system
> Which system default?
> The alsamixer settings?
> The only one at 100 is "Front", but I thought the important value was
> "Master" (which is 64) or maybe "PCM" (40).
> Or Jackd settings?
> I am not aware of any default volume setting that I can configure for
> The fact is that I am using an auto-starting jackd daemon, with alsa
> Now, as far as know, gnash relies on gstreamer, and thus cannot
> directly connect to a jackd daemon: can you confirm that?
I tried your configuration with few changes and now my system uses jackd
too but I only have good news: it works fine! :)
FWIW I'm using qjackctl as auto-starter.
>> I think your issue may depend on the player which plays videos.
> What do you mean by "the player which plays videos"?
> The one implemented in flash and executed by gnash?
Exactly. Gnash can't modify or start with a configurable volume level
whereas .swf applications it plays can do it.
And this is what I found out:
under ~/.gnash/SharedObjects, gnash stores .swf applications and related
data. For example:
local copy of youtube movie player
volume settings we was looking for
So when you modify volume level, gnash stores it in that file.
I confirm that at the first access, volume is at maximum level but when
you lower it, your action is saved.
s.ytimg.com is one of the youtube servers and I don't know how many they
are so there might be more than one "first access".
And how to made initial maximum level lower?
Play with levels, IMHO the answer is there.
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