[Documentation] Phonon

Georg Grabler ggrabler at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 15:47:27 GMT 2009


Thanks for the answer. I'm going to play a bit around with the
playermanager, and see if I can archive a result I like.

I didn't know what crossfading is exactly, and I'm currently messing the
first time with multimedia / sound at all. I think though, that google would
have had a proper answer to what crossfading is.

Thank you,

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Michael Pyne <mpyne at purinchu.net> wrote:

> On Friday 09 January 2009, Georg Grabler wrote:
> > 2.) Can I crossfade between MediaObjects in the Queue (as an example)?
> Like
> > having 1 file playing, at aboutToFinish i set another file (mediasource)
> in
> > the queue, and set the transition time to -5 (or any other value which
> > seems to fit nicely). Wouldn't this mean, that I'd always need to have
> two
> > mediafiles in the queue, since aboutToFinish is too short before the end
> of
> > the track to make sense for crossfading (at the current behaviour I
> > experience), and that the transition time would be a "global" value.
> >
> > How would the crossfade in Phonon work anyway? JuK currently fades out
> one
> > track, and fades in the other one at the same time. I don't like that,
> but
> > I think it's as the JuK developer and maintainer intended it to be like
> > this.
> setTransitionTime with a negative value should do crossfading according to
> the API docs (I'm pretty sure there was no setTransitionTime when
> crossfading was first added to JuK but I could be wrong). However the docs
> warn this may not work reliably with every backend as well....
> As far as fading out a track while fading one in, that's the "cross" in
> crossfade. I'm not sure how else it is supposed to be, as the fading in this
> case is done since you're playing two songs simultaneously, for however
> brief a time.
> Regards,
> - Michael Pyne
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