Application talk:Precorder

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  • Here is a feature request that I will add my signature to.
    • Cryptk 19:06, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

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I know this is alpha but I want ppl to put their opinions/observations.

Bug Reports

  • The sound quality is very low --en0x 14:31, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Microphone is on the opposite side of the camera. Narration from user isn't too bad. Sound is better with playback on computer. Looking into ways to stage a temperary alsa config to boost mic, or level it through a 3rd utility which would require another service --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Both the video only and audio only options produce only audio.--Gkatsev 16:05, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Problem noted, on the map --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Sound is only heard in the left channel --Gryn 22:39, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • This fix would probably also require a 3rd service/utility --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Recorded file does not save to device if app is closed before completion. Bdubdrum 07:47, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
    • The app closing itself does not kill the program. Not hitting the "stop" button can actually disturb the normal camd service function. This is actually dangerous to the services running on the phone. All reports of phones crashing or needed to be reset (or camera not functioning) were a result of this flow. I am working on adding a killswitch to closing the app (or letting the user presuppose the video length) --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • App saves files "when it wants to" further testing needed --Gryn 12:30, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
    • This problem is directly related to the lack of feedback between the pipeline, the service, and the app. This will eventually be resolved once the output and errors get properly filtered down, and it may not happen til/unless the service is converted to C. --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Recording with flash on forces recording to end around 7 seconds in --Gryn 12:30, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
    • I have heard no other reports of this problem. If it continues, please see me (zsoc) in #webos-internals for debugging. --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Feature Requests

  • I would like to have Record New moved to the bottom... It's hard to tap it when you have slider open --en0x 14:21, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • done --Prenos 17:17, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Add option to launch video app from precorder --en0x 17:04, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • --Gryn 22:37, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
      • This is already implemented, will be released in next version --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Way to show how many minutes I recorded? in precorder --en0x 17:15, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    I have a count up timer planned --Prenos 17:18, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Flash toggle on main scene? --en0x 17:21, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • I looked into this. The whole graphical UI is changing in the next version. This might be a future option still tho --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Have it show the estimated video recording time remaining based on free space in the /media/internal --Cryptk 18:45, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • --ProfJonathan 19:50, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
      • This isn't practical for a number of reasons, but I'll see if someone else wants to implement it --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Use space on keyboard to start/stop recording --en0x 19:34, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • --ProfJonathan 19:50, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
      • This is feasable, will consider implemented an API for this option --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • MP3 audio-only recording, for creating podcasts --ProfJonathan 19:52, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
    • This will require a minor overhaul of the general video start request, or a new request method. It will be an available option if technically feasable once beta hits --Prenos 14:45, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Allow user to see what is being recorded just like the camera application where you can see the picture being taken. --thatdude 00:04 25 November 2009 (EST)
    • Consider this impossible for the moment. Look for version 1.0.0 of Precorder or wait till palm releases their app
  • If possible have the interface (main scene) look like the camera application where the bottom left icon would open the video application as a new card, the middle button would start/stop recording, and the right button would turn on the flash on/off on the fly. --thatdude 00:08 25 November 2009 (EST)
  • Progress bar or indicator for remaining time of file save. Currently, if user starts another recording session or closes app the file is lost. Bdubdrum 07:50, 25 November 2009 (UTC)