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[feature-request] Show sounds of special TOHs in general in sound selection

asked 2014-02-18 11:16:14 +0300

szobi gravatar image

updated 2014-07-22 14:46:27 +0300

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I really like the ringtone and the other sounds which come with Aloe TOH. I like to use them for other ambiences which I created, too. I wonder that it is not possible to select them in sound settings after installation of TOH files, although I paid a lot of money for this special The Other Half inlcuding the special background image and the special sounds.

I found a way to select these sounds in ambiences and sound settings, too. First you have to copy them from /usr/share/ambience/ambience-aloe/sounds into /home/nemo/music. After that you are able to select them in sound settings via music files.

To my mind this procedure is a bit too cumbersome. They should appear along with the default jolla sounds in sound settings without copying.

EDIT: Changed the title of the question. It was "Why are sounds of special TOHs hidden?" before.

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One of the reasons why they're not in ~/music in the first place might be to prevent users from deleting these files. I don't see much of a problem as long as the files aren't crippled by DRM.

ossi1967 ( 2014-02-18 11:35:20 +0300 )edit

@ossi1967 I don't want to have them stored in ~/music. That's only a workaround, since they do not appear next to default jolla sounds when selecting a sound in sound settings. To my mind all sounds of all ambiences in /usr/share/ambience should be selectable in sound settings the same way "jolla-ringtone", "jolla-alarm", etc. are.

szobi ( 2014-02-18 11:43:44 +0300 )edit

I suggested this feature in wiki feature list:https://together.jolla.com/question/27207/wiki-which-features-do-you-crave-and-would-like-to-know-its-roadmap-status-on/

magullo ( 2014-05-27 15:14:49 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-18 12:30:02 +0300

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A better place to put them is where the actual system ringtones are /usr/share/sounds/jolla-ringtones/stereo/ That way they do not show up next to your music in the mediaplayer.

And yes it would be nice to have them alongside with the normal ringtones by default.

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This sounds like a better location to copy them, since I also do not like to show them up in music player. I will give it a try. But this workaround has its disadvantage, too. You need root privileges to copy files to this location. Thus, I need to activate developer mode to do this, while the workaround explained in the question works without developer mode via copy and paste in file browser app.

szobi ( 2014-02-18 12:42:11 +0300 )edit

since they do not appear next to default jolla sounds when selecting a sound

I presume this is because tracker does not index /usr/share/ambience

Which takes us back to other posts where it has been requested that there be some way of configuring tracker

strongm ( 2014-02-18 12:58:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-25 12:07:18 +0300

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Maybe you could reformulate your question to be a [feature-request] to make clear what we like to see, not kind of moaning why it is like it is. The original titel "Why are sounds of special TOHs hidden?" does not sound very productive imho. As earlier comments suggest, what we actually want from Jolla is "[feature-request] show paid Ambience sounds in general Ambience sound selection" or alike. Voting your question up nevertheless ;)

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You should definetly do as @mosen said. Ambiance settings should go in settings, and not in Gallery.

magullo ( 2014-05-25 13:44:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-27 20:33:31 +0300

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updated 2014-05-28 09:25:26 +0300

If you create your own ambience package and want to show your sounds files in the setting of the phone, you also can just add symlink to the .spec file:

ln -s /usr/share/ambience/NAME-OF-AMBIENCE/sounds/* /usr/share/sounds/jolla-ringtones/stereo/
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