Ruben Vermeersch | 5 Mar 20:18 2005

Changing volume up/down behaviour

Hi all,

I'm having a Dell Inspiron 8600, which has a volume up/down button and a
mute button (together with some playback stuff). These buttons are
mapped to the alsa Master channel. Is there a way to change this
behaviour to Headphone, I never use the internal speakers (that's
musical rape) and the Headphone channel is used separately from Master,
that is: when I increase master, it has no effect on headphone, so I
basically have 3 buttons I don't use now.

Is there a way to map the volume up/down/mute buttons to the headphone
without too much black voodoo (as in: patching my source, I'd rather
stick to Ubuntu's packages).

Thanks in advance,

PS: if this mail is on the wrong list, feel free to slaughter me
ritually :-)

Ruben Vermeersch

Release notes for GStreamer Plugins 0.8.8 'Fluded'

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.8.x
stable series of the GStreamer Plugins.

The 0.8.x series is a stable series aimed at end users. It is not API or
ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series. It is, however, parallel
installable with the 0.6.x series.

This module contains plugins providing media encoding and decoding,
conversion, effects, and other elements that provide actual media
handling functionality to the core. You need the GStreamer core module
to make them work. The versions do not need to match exactly, as long as
all of them are in the 0.8.x series.

The FFmpeg-based decoder element has been moved to its own module. If
you want support for a lot of popular video formats, you need to install
this module along with the GStreamer Core and Plugins. An FFmpeg-based
colorspace element has been added to the Plugins however.

Features of this release
      * Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
      * Internationalization
      * Translations: af az ca cs en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vi
      * subtitle support
      * new element: puzzle
      * new plugin: amrnb
      * new element: dvdlpcmdec
      * new plugin: autodetect

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 100931 : [PATCH] subtitles
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Ronald S. Bultje | 11 Mar 12:03 2005

Release of cupid 0.0.2!

Hi all,

I've just released Cupid 0.0.2. Downloads and information is available
from the Cupid website: Below
is a copy of the release notes. For those not knowing, Cupid is a
video/audio capture/display tool for the GNOME desktop. It is based on



Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje <at>>
                              Cupid 0.0.2

Cupid is a GNOME-/GStreamer-based video-capture application. It can be used
to watch input from your TV-card, DV-camera or webcam and to capture these
to your harddisk. It supports all video/audio sources, file formats and
codecs supported by GStreamer.

	* synchronized video/audio capture to AVI, Ogg and any GStreamer-
	  supported codec or format.
	* snapshot support.
	* Support for webcams, TV-/capture-cards (v4l/v4l2) and DV cameras.
	* minimal mode and fullscreen support for simple TV viewing.
	* integrated with the GNOME desktop.
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GNOME Desktop Usability Survey

Dear GNOME Users/Developers:

We are currently investigating the usability of the GNOME desktop software.
For that, we would highly appreciate it if you could follow the link below
and fill out a short survey we created titled the GNOME Desktop Usability
Survey (DESKUS):

Many thanks for your help.

We sincerely apologize if you receive more than one copy of this




hase <at>

All HASE surveys are reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review
Board of UMBC. HASE is not funded by any company, governmental agency,
profit or non-profit organization, except University of Maryland Baltimore
County. HASE has no vested interest in its research studies and findings.

Multimedia track at GUADEC this year

Hi everyone,
The organizers of GUADEC this year got a venue that was bigger than what
was needed for the planned GNOME related activities, so I was allowed to
add a general multimedia track to the list of talks normally presented
at GUADEC. So after working to get the speakers in place I am now ready
to announce the multimedia track.

The track will focus on Open Source and Free Software Multimedia in
general and most of the talks featured are not GNOME specific at all.
So I invite all members of the Free and Open Source multimedia
communities to attend GUADEC this year to enjoy the multimedia track.

Featured talkers include Ralph Giles from, Conrad Parker from
CSIRO talking about Annodex, Thomas Davies from the BBC talking about
Dirac, Wim Taymans from Fluendo talking about GStreamer and many more.

You find a full presentation of talks here:

A full GUADEC schedule including the Multimedia track with
times and dates can be found here:

So hope to see as many of you as possible at GUADEC in Stuttgart,
Germany this May.

General information on when,where and how is on the GUADEC website.

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