Open Bug 867028 Opened 10 years ago Updated 6 months ago
Support open source formats for Thunderbird sounds
(Thunderbird :: General, enhancement)
(Reporter: thomas.sisson.1, Unassigned)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0 Build ID: 20130329030832 Steps to reproduce: I tried to change the default new mail sound. Actual results: I browsed to the system sound folder and could not select a sound because they were all in OGG format. Expected results: I should have been able to select one of several files in the system sound directory.
10 years ago
WAV files are Microsoft's proprietary format. Microsoft systems use that format for system sounds. Linux operating systems ordinarily use open source formats for system sounds. I suspect that when compiling for any operating is similar in that it is built on a system with standard libraries and resources. When there is an option to browse for a file from a Mozilla product there is a trigger to tell it what type to show. When most events happen in a Mozilla product, the system is notified. If that event requires system notification, the system call is made and notification is made by the system. Obviously, the new mail sound is slightly different, but browsing for a file should browse for sound files defined by the system instead of specific formats defined by the Mozilla product. If a system call in Linux cannot return a list of sound file formats defined by the system, the browse for sound file list can be expanded to include other sound formats.
8 years ago
Hey Thomas, I would like to work on this. Please let me know if you are interested in mentoring :).
7 years ago
Component: File Handling → General
Product: Core → Thunderbird
6 years ago
Hi. Do you still need someone to work on this?
4 years ago
Hi is there anyone working on this feature? I am interested in working on this.
6 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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