KDE Sound and Multimedia Plan

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at kde.org
Wed Dec 1 17:48:14 GMT 2010

On 12/01/2010 03:40 PM, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Now, I've just done what I specifically tried not to do (i.e. talk about
> implementation rather than requirements!), but the requirements can be
> summed up thus:
>  1. Request latency requirements (or handle automatically based on
> category - e.g. games, communication = low latency, all others = high)
>  2. Respond quickly to play certain sounds for notifications etc.
> Hope I've not ranted too much :D

Just as an observation, this scheme (using PulseAudio and libcanberra)
was also what was suggested by me regarding loading a bunch of small
samples and playing them without too much delay, specifically for KDE
games. In this context I was talking specifically about a game like
Kapman, where there is a sound for each pill you eat. Currently the
experience is not good as you typically hear the sound of one pill while
you are eating the other :)
So it appears that Colin validates this advice, wondering if there is a
way to hook this up into Phonon somehow.

Mauricio Piacentini

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