KGoldrunner still silenced in KDE 4.6

Ian Wadham at
Thu May 5 06:14:15 BST 2011

I am sending this message without its attached log, in which
phonon-gstreamer gets "critical" error messages from
GStreamer 0.10.24.  The message that has the log attached
has been held up in this list's moderation for 9 days, despite
my request 4 days ago for it to be released somehow.

Unfortunately I cannot shorten the log because the earliest critical
error messages occur near the end of it.  The operation being
performed by Phonon is simply:
     Phonon::createPlayer (Phonon::GameCategory);

On Monday 25 April 2011 7:53:04 pm Harald Sitter wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
> > I could try export PHONON_GST_GST_DEBUG=5 if you like.
> Certainly wouldn't be a bad idea. Those critical message should no be
> there, like not at all. Could be an issue with the gstreamer in
> opensuse 11.2 though.
It certainly looks as though there is now a backward incompatibility between
Phonon and GStreamer 0.10.24.  The critical messages are all before my app
loads its first sound file and several seconds before it plays a sound.

OTOH it could be that the mechanism for connecting Phonon to Phonon-backend
to GStreamer does not work properly now unless you have a full KDE 4.6 desktop
running.  I am testing with an older version of the desktop, but the latest
kdelibs and qt-copy (post 4.6), which is a standard way to test KDE
applications and has been for a long time now.

> > I see no other evidence of a broken driver.  I do not use sound much,
> > but it works when I do.  I can play video clips and TV episodes OK and
> > CDs with Kaffeine or KsCD.  I do not use Amarok at all, though.
> Neither of them plays short sounds in quick succession.
But my next para said that KDE 4.3.5 Phonon does OK (with Xine), except
for footstep sounds, and gst123 and gst-launch both do OK with my (short)
sound files (such as gold.ogg or dig.ogg).

To that list I can now add "gst123 -r" which plays footstep files repeatedly
at about 4 per second (using GStreamer 0.10.24) and "audacity" which plays
them in a loop at about 30 per second.

The last (and only) time I can be certain I had the footsteps files working
consistently with Phonon was 4 July 2009, SVN rev 991088.  The files in
question are step.wav and climb.wav in SVN directory

All the best, Ian W.

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