Showstoppers, was: Re: Fwd: Re: Release Mode

Thomas Zander zander at
Sat Nov 24 11:04:11 GMT 2007

On Friday 23 November 2007 18:38:27 Matthias Kretz wrote:
> On Friday 23 November 2007, Sebastian Kuegler wrote:
> > - Phonon, short oggs with libxine (1) (mkretz)
> >
> > (1) A hideous ugly workaround is to use wav files for systemsounds,
> > but that   doesn't make listening to your ogg colletion any more fun.
> Bad news. I believe the wav support in xinelib is as bad as the ogg
> support. But for ogg at least I have a 90% working patch. I'm now going
> to try and integrate the patch into what should become xinelib 1.1.9.
> But I've tested mp3s. They work perfectly. So it's not a xine framework
> problem. Just bad support for free formats. :'(

In the meantime; would it be an idea to use ogg123 (or its libs) directly?

i.e. write a very very simple phonon backend that can only playback oggs.

I have to note that not being able to play our gui interaction sounds 
doesn't seem that high a priority IMOHO.  More a nice-to-have.
Thomas Zander
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