Thanks for all the positive feedback to my last post! I have made a couple of updates to the 5.1 channel Ubuntu login sound, namely:
- Remastered based on the original wav files, since my previous version was based on the lossy, compressed ogg files.
- Adjusted a couple of levels, having actually tested it on as many different 5.1 and 2-channel stereo environments I could find.
- Updated the ubuntu-sounds package and pushed to bzr and a PPA for easier installation on lucid, maverick, natty, or oneiric!
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kirkland/sound sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sounds
Log out, and then log back in. If your Ubuntu system is hooked up (correctly) to a 5.1 stereo receiver, then you should hear the login sound start in the center speaker, then spread outwards to the front left and right channels, with the sound moving from the front to the rear for the whoosh and crickets at the end. Oh, and the bongos should be bumpin' in your sub woofer :-)
If you're interested in the sources, they're in bzr too:
bzr branch lp:~kirkland/ubuntu-sounds/834802
Finally, if you'd like to see this land in Ubuntu, mark bug #834802 as "affects me too"!
I'll embed the audio here, but it sounds really different in the various browsers I've tested (Firefox, Chromium, Chrome). Sounds like the the multi-channel OGG is being correctly passed to Pulse Audio for proper downmixing/discrete playback in Firefox, but not in Chrome/Chromium. So your mileage may vary! :-)