kmix PulseAudio support

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Sun Jan 10 14:39:44 GMT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Martin Sandsmark at 10/01/10 14:28 did gyre and gimble:
> On Saturday 9. January 2010 23.47.20 Christian Esken wrote:
>> I agree. It sounds reasonable from the users perspective. Is this alread
>> doable right now (are there interfaces from the apps like amarok?!?)?
> Yes, all Phonon apps have a DBus interface for controlling volume and output 
> device.
> Again, I recommend checking out kdeexamples/outputselector. :-)

Just to avoid confusion here, I'm not against a Phonon backend in kmix
at all, but it doesn't avoid the need (IMO) for a direct PA one too.

A phonon backend could only hope to control Phonon applications via this
interface, where as a PA backend can control all audio applications.
Obviously on a system where Phonon is the only audio library used, this
is fine, but most of us have a healthy mix of KDE4 apps + others.

So it would be good to get a Phonon backend to do this for the non-PA
users, I still think the ultimate user experience will eventually be a
system with PA underneath with both Phonon and Kmix talking directly to
that layer. Obviously not everyone will agree but hey, this is what I'm
personally interested in improving :D



Colin Guthrie

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