aRts needs to be replaced (was Re: Disabling aRts in knotify)

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Thu Feb 19 18:16:25 GMT 2004

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(Moving this to kde-multimedia too -- please respond there.)

On Thursday 19 February 2004 19:03, Alexander Neundorf wrote:

> I really don't think so. It's a design fault. We could also write a 
> webbrowser which implements html, http, tcp, ip all itself (ok, slightly 
> exaggerated ;-) 

Right, but you're the one suggesting to write such a web browser.  ;-)

That's my point.  I'm not arguing that this stuff should be in the server, I'm 
just saying that it shouldn't be in the apps.

> e.g. for network transparency.

Actually here's one advantage of decoding on the server in theory -- you can 
send the encoded (much smaller) data over the network rather than the raw 

> > I don't care whether you chose to use a soundserver or not, and I'm not
> > sure if that's what you're getting at, but there needs to be something
> > available to multimedia programmers in KDE that handles these common media
> > tasks (decoding, playing, buffering, etc.).
> Yes.

Ok, we seem to be converging here...

- -Scott

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