Review Request: AudioDataOutput support in Phonon w/ backends.

Ben Boeckel MathStuf at
Mon Jul 27 16:39:52 BST 2009

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Ian Monroe wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Ian Monroe<imonroe at> 
>> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Fathi 
Boudra<fboudra at> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Ian Monroe<imonroe at> 
>>>> You're creating a catch-22 that doesn't really exist. So 
since there
>>>> seems to be some confusion: kdesupport Phonon is the 
>>>> upstream location of Phonon. Obviously downstream in Qt is 
going to be
>>>> a little bit behind. But thats how these things work. :)
>>> Do you mean Qt Phonon will include these changes ?
>>> still, these changes won't be included to Qt before 4.6
>>> and KDE trunk requirements is Qt 4.5 atm.
>>> The question remains, what about people using Phonon from Qt 
4.5 ?
>> They don't get the new features. People using old libraries 
don't get
>> the features of the newer version. Its always like this.
>> Phonon's status is legitimately confusing since its had no 
>> development in a year+. It was taken out of kdelibs since 
that made
>> coordinating releases with Qt hard. Perhaps it would make 
sense to
>> have a Phonon release in some months to allow people to use 
>> features before Qt updates.
> Ah sorry, I didn't see this issue was already under discussion 
> another thread. Letting Qt package Phonon makes sense to me. 
> Anyways maybe we can wind this thread to be on-topic. Aren't 
you the
> phonon-vlc person? You and Martin Sandsmark should talk about
> implementing this new API in phonon-vlc. I've long had hopes 
> Phonon-VLC would be the backend to rule and bind them all.
> Ian

Unfortunately, VLC is in RPMFusion due to patent concerns. So 
Fedora would need either xine or gstreamer to work in any case.

- --Ben
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