It would be great to have a preference that would mix all audio channels to one mono channel. This is useful for headset users who are deaf in one ear.
NI to myself so I don't forget about this.
The same issue can be solved by mixer software or using a mono headset.  http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3144077/forcing-mono-audio-windows.html or https://superuser.com/questions/155522/force-downmix-to-mono-on-linux  http://www.jabra.com/products/wired_headsets/jabra_uc_voice__550_series/jabra_uc_voice_550_mono I'm not convinced it makes sense for this to be part of the browser, especially if it isn't part of the UI.
Eitan, do you agree with Anthony's assessment here ?
Flags: needinfo?(padenot) → needinfo?(eitan)
The dilemma of where accessibility features belong is something we are constantly dealing with. I think this kind of feature would be good because it offers the option to users who need it, but may not otherwise seek it. iOS/OSX/Android have this feature built in to their platform, but Windows currently doesn't. When I proposed this to Paul, my initial thought was this would be trivial to implement and maintain and offer our users a convenient option no matter what platform they are on. The browser is many's main media consumption device, and I think it makes sense to provide that. I went about this backwards. I'll run this by product/frontend folks and if we get traction we can re-prioritize this bug.
So, apparently we already implemented this in B2G days and I totally forgot. Just tested on Linux nightly, and accessibility.monoaudio.enable works as expected. Like I said above, I'll offer this to frontend. Thanks again, and sorry for the waste of time!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1175447
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