kde-multimedia Digest, Vol 32, Issue 11

Carl sleepkreep at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 16:29:36 GMT 2005

>This would mean, I can "kill" other users multimedia applications by logging 
>in. I don't think this is desirable.

Oh, no no. We don't kill anything.  The sound just won't be audible anymore.  
Amarok and system notifications and such will still play, but KDEMM on KDE4 
won't direct the sound to the multimedia engine until the session is returned 
to.  I imagine the output would be directed to /dev/null .  Once the user 
returns to their session, the sound returns and all other sessions are no 
longer audible.  If I understand KDEMM correctly, all sound from KDE apps 
will be using it which uses a  user defined multimedia engine such as 
gstreamer or xine.  It should be possible then, when sound is requested from 
KDEMM, instead of directing the sound to the engine, it directs it 
to /dev/null and doesn't report the application requesting sound that the 
sound is not audible.  Is that better :)

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