KDE Sound and Multimedia Plan

Ian Monroe ian at monroe.nu
Wed Dec 1 21:27:57 GMT 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 08:00:27PM +0100, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote :
>> > The things that won't allow me to use Phonon in my applications (and
>> > therefore my own needs as a dev):
>> >   * No MIDI support.
>> Agreed. A system pretending to be named a "multimedia framework" should support MIDI to some degree. MacOSX  supports MIDI, Windows supports MIDI and Linux (ALSA) supports MIDI. On the other hand, KDE and Phonon ignores MIDI. The sad consequence is that users and developers interested in MIDI have to ignore Phonon, and probably KDE too.
> libVLC, and therefore Phonon-VLC play MIDI files (standard smf 0 and 1)
> if one has the fluidsynth module.

The other more advanced use cases described by Pedro don't belong in Phonon.


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