Open Bug 867028 Opened 11 years ago Updated 5 days ago

Support open source formats for Thunderbird sounds.


(Thunderbird :: General, enhancement)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: thomas.sisson.1, Unassigned)


(6 keywords)


(1 obsolete file)

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.
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.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → File Handling
Product: Thunderbird → Core
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Hey Thomas,
I would like to work on this. Please let me know if you are interested in mentoring :).
Component: File Handling → General
Product: Core → Thunderbird
Hi. Do you still need someone to work on this?
Hey!!Can i work on this?
Hey!! I want to work on this

Hi is there anyone working on this feature? I am interested in working on this.

Severity: normal → S3
Attachment #9386599 - Attachment is obsolete: true
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