Who changed the system sounds in 8.10 to .ogg format, when the system will only accept .wav?

Asked by John Hagerman on 2008-12-06

Not only does this completely foul up system sounds, if I convert the .ogg files to wav. I can't paste them back into /user/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo.

I'm going to set up a separate folder for the converted files, which means they'll have to be added to system sounds as "Custom", but is this necessary?

Jack

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2009-07-15
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Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #1

I do not have any issues with them being .ogg files... I think you have another issue on your computer.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #2

You may be right - I have just done a re-install after a hard drive failure. My original 8.10 was an upgrade from 8.04 and it was perfect.
Perhaps the drive failure did some other damage, or I'm missing something from 8.04 that survived the update.
Things do seem to be a little shakier than they should be!
In the meantime, I now have the login sound from installing a set of .wav system sounds in the Sounds folder. No other sounds, though.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #3

By the way, I saw the item about system sounds only accepting .wav files in the documentation somewhere, but I can't find it now.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #4

John

I can only tell you that my sounds files, in that folder, are .ogg files and that my sound works fine.

Heinrich Münz (hmuenz) said : #5

My system sounds (Ubuntu Intrepid) do not work as well. I only can hear the login sound, but no other system sounds. I can hear audio files and watch movies without any sound problems, but the system sounds will not work.
I open the sound settings and choose a sound for any action, I push the "test-button" and the sound plays. But in "real life", when doing the specified action, no sound will play.
What's that?

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #6

HMuenz wrote:
> Your question #53705 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/53705
>
> HMuenz proposed the following answer:
> My system sounds (Ubuntu Intrepid) do not work as well. I only can hear the login sound, but no other system sounds. I can hear audio files and watch movies without any sound problems, but the system sounds will not work.
> I open the sound settings and choose a sound for any action, I push the "test-button" and the sound plays. But in "real life", when doing the specified action, no sound will play.
> What's that?
>
>
That's exactly what I have now, after replacing both the hard drive and
it's slave DVD Rom, and doing another re-install.
They were both defective and I don't know if it was coincidence or if
one killed the other.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #7

In a live CD of 8.10 I have no sound at all.

Lupine wrote:
> Bug #305828 status changed in Ubuntu:
>
> New => Incomplete
>
> Status change explanation given by Lupine:
>
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. Ubuntu 8.10 does play the OGG files perfectly fine for
> me. I hear the desktop-login.ogg sound when logging in. Maybe you are
> having some sort of sound issue, and can not hear these? Can you
> reproduce this issue with an Ubuntu LIVE CD and report back if the
> problem still exists on Ubuntu 8.10 LIVE CD?
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/305828
> "Who changed the system sounds in 8.10 to .ogg format, when the system will only accept .wav?"
>
> This bug is linked to #53705.
> Who changed the system sounds in 8.10 to .ogg format, when the system will only accept .wav?
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/53705
>
>

Heinrich Münz (hmuenz) said : #8

I think I should mention that I had the same problem with hardy. In gutsy, everything worked fine, but with the update to hardy my system sounds disappeared. I do not think, this is a hardware issue, because I have bought a new Computer last week and made a clean install. But system sounds are still missing.

Lately I switched my sound system to alsa and stopped the pulse audio server. But that did not solve the problem.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #9

Found the solution in the answer to another sound problem.
Blacklist the soundcard you don't want to use.