Use phonon from Qt or kdesupport?

Chani chanika at
Fri Jul 24 06:47:04 BST 2009

On July 21, 2009 13:18:57 Fathi Boudra wrote:
> >>Maybe I am confused, do the extra backends live somewhere that isn't
> >>kdesupport/phonon?
> there's 2 backends (WIP) in playground/multimedia: vlc and mplayer.
> they're not released yet but will be ready soon.
> > Sorry, I think I was confused. I meant that there will be no
> > phonon+backends package. But we can have a backends-only package.
> how gstreamer backend will be distributed ? from Qt as Phonon ?
> we can have a backends-only package (ie phonon-backends) or a package
> per backend.
> ie:
> phonon-backend-gstreamer
> phonon-backend-xine
> phonon-backend-vlc
> phonon-backend-mplayer

as a user, I don't have much interest in installing phonon-gstreamer, phonon-
pa, and phonon-yetanothersounddaemon just to get phonon-xine (the one that 
works on my laptop). in fact, anything that depends on PA I would like to 
avoid (k, maybe I'm paranoid).
so maybe a package per backend is good. :) like how xorg has a package per 

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