PHONON on win32

Matthias Kretz kretz at
Sat Apr 29 09:20:38 BST 2006

On Thursday, 27. April 2006 23:35, Jarosław Staniek wrote:
> I have no time to play with it as much as I want even on Linux, but for
> win32 I was thinking about reusing foobar2000 (
> as a audio backend. Then at least audio will be available quickly with most
> expected features.

As I have no overview over existing solutions for Windows, I cannot make any 
recommendations about what to use for a backend implementation. From all I 
know GStreamer "Our main target is the Unix platform. It also works on Win32 
and Mac OS X, but it may still be a bit challenging to get everything up and 
running." might be a candidate for Windows. Also it might be possible to 
write a Backend using DirectX, which would also be able to support Video 
(from all I heard about DirectX ;-) ).

> Excuse me if such proposal is already known.

AFAIK there is nobody looking into Phonon Backend support for Windows at this 

> Having even a small part of PHONON API supported on win32 will increase
> quality and appearance of the API as we will be able to avoid ugly #ifdefs
> even for multimedia-related code.

All multimedia related code in KDE should at some point switch to using the 
Phonon API, which does not have any platform dependent code in the frontend.

Matthias Kretz (Germany)                            <><
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