the current sound file (chrome://messenger/content/newmail.wav) needs to be replaces. The current one is really notify.wav, which is from Microsoft Corporation. cc'ing marlon, jglick and hewitt. perhaps one of you want to come up with something?
If Microsoft hasn't released notify.wav under the MPL or a compatible license, surely this is a blocker bug? We shouldn't provide our own sounds for the UI (except possibly on Linux/Unix), just as we don't provide our own fonts for the chrome. We should use the sound which is specified in the Sounds control panel on Windows, and in the Internet control panel on Mac OS.
"We should use the sound which is specified in the Sounds control panel on Windows, and in the Internet control panel on Mac OS." take it to #64462
a new sound (of my own creation) is about to be checked in. once I do that, I'll re-assign to marlon to come up with a better sound.
new sound checked in. re-assigning to marlon. marlon, have fun creating a new sound!
no where do i see the word "audio", in this phrase: "graphic design"... but today is your lucky day, you see, it happens that my father's father was in Audio Design, for years... i have a feeling i may have inherited some of his genes, so I am gonna give it my best shot! :P
i vote for using ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/libraries/bonus-tracks/rheet.wav
Isn't that file a little large?
Does Mozilla run on any platform which doesn't, in a typical OS installation, already provide a selection of sounds to choose from?
if at all possible, Mozilla should integrate the sound with the OS system. That way users can change the sound to their liking. If not, there should be a pref to browse to a wav file.
Peter: You can set the wav file Mozilla uses in your prefs.js, and I'm currently working on the neccessary UI to change the sound using a file picker. See the bug assigned to me: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64462
Ryan, i searched my prefs.js file for "wav" and "sound" but found nothing. I've attached my (slightly modified) prefs.js file for your confirmation. I also copied another sound file over the \chrome\messenger\content\messenger\newmail.wav but i still get that dorky bipp instead of the riing in the new wav file. I use the latest nightly 20010116 installed to a "clean" dir.
The prefs that should be edited are below (add them to your prefs.js): user_pref("mail.biff.play_sound",true); user_pref("mail.biff.use_default_sound",false); user_pref("mail.biff.sound_file","/some/directory/youvegotmail.wav");
Actually (after some experimenting), the format is: user_pref("mail.biff.play_sound",true); user_pref("mail.biff.use_default_sound",false); user_pref("mail.biff.sound_file", "c:\\winnt\\media\\ringin.wav"); The third line directory path structure is different. I really hope this doesn't screw up any sound features that may be implemented in the (hopefully near) future. Is the current sound embedded in some jar or xul file? There must be a "cleaner" way (without messing up the prefs.js) to replace the current wav file.
Yeah, the directory structure used in my example was for Linux -- it won't mess anything up the way you've got it set. Eventually, the file picker will just assign the path to the sound use of course use the appropriate structure.
nominating for nsbeta1.
Assign to Sheela
Themes Triage Team marking nsbeta1-, if the mail team feels this is really important for nsbeta1 please let me know
We really need this due to the fact that the placeholder is unacceptable. We can use a system sound as a backup, but we can't go out with what we have today.
I can checking this file: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showattachment.cgi? attach_id=24391 What do you think? It's public domain and it sounds a whole lot better than "beep"!
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67634 is the bug I filed a while ago.
I guess this means the end of my voiceover career :(
i am handling this for nsbeta1 We have a short term solution for nsbeta1, which is a unique, professional sound we are borrowing from something else. The long term solution, which is concurrently happening, is to contract a real "Sound Factory" type firm to do something that enhances the netscape emailing experience
Since Marlon's on it for the commercial build, keep this nsbeta1 plussed, please. For Moz, feel free to check in public domain sounds. Another commercial vs. moz divergence, but fine in this case.
renominating for nsbeta1+
adding to biff tracking bug
Themes Triage Team marking nsbeta1+, Seth please let us know if this not needed by mail.
This bug has no current comments. Isn't it time to cut this from the beta?!
yes unfortunately, we will not make this for beta
can't wait to do this one. but can't get to it till 0.92
themes triage: moving to 0.9.3
this one is "homework". since i do not have any sound/audio design software on my machine, i will have to take this home. will attempt to fix for 0.9.4
Mail sound notification don't work in today's builds As mentionned before in this bug, one can use those lines user_pref("mail.biff.play_sound", true); user_pref("mail.biff.use_default_sound", false); user_pref("mail.biff.sound_file", "C:\\Windows\\newmail.wav"); in prefs.js to enable new mail sound notification. TYhis worked well before but not in today's build. Worked in yesterday's build. Win98SE, moz build 2001083003 I think this may have to do with the recent checkin in bug 71143 and if i'm right this would probably only affect windows builds as noted in bug 71143 (win32 only fix) The checkin in bug 71143 may also fix bug 94522 though... Can someone confirm and look into this ? no longer works
Oops, error in last comment, "no longer works" was supposed to follow the first line "Mail sound notification don't work in today's builds". You already figured that didn't you. Bit of additional info for the bug : I forgot to add that if the new mail sound notitifation, testing in bug 94522 is blocked.
From a user comment in the NG, seems like the line user_pref("mail.biff.play_sound",true); is always deleted when running mozilla, even if you add it every time. I can confirm this on all builds from august 30 to sept 10
that might explain why I no longer get my new mail notification beep in 2001090703 on win98.
on mac and windows, we now use the system sound. but for linux, we still don't have anything. this blocks #104174, as we'll need a sound to ship with the linux build, in order to play something other than the default system beep.
*** Bug 71123 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
added the following to my prefs.js but it still uses the default sound. user_pref("mail.biff.play_sound",true); user_pref("mail.biff.sound_file", "d:\\mmos2\\sounds\\notes.wav"); user_pref("mail.biff.use_default_sound", false); OS/2 version build 2001110711
Bill: It is a decision by firstname.lastname@example.org (Seth Spitzer). He will not fix the prefs. BTW, I don't understand that WONTFIX decision. There was a big discussion on the subject. See bug 64462.
no longer needed. about to add back end code to make this pref controlled. still deciding on the UI. see bug 64462.
Neither Mozilla nor Netscape has any plans to produce a sound, we are just going to use the system's defaults or let the user choose from their own sounds. See bug 64462 for the feature implementation, and bug 169414 for native file paths, bug 169384 for the Mac file picker UI and bug 104174 for Linux's API. Verified INVALID.