Problems compiling Phonon for Qt5

Paul Morris paul at
Fri Nov 1 14:50:42 GMT 2013

Hi - new here, so apologies if this is all a bit basic.

I'm currently upgrading our Qt4 app to Qt5, and to keep the save level of multimedia support we have currently I'd prefer to stick with Phonon rather than switch to QtMultimedia (which loses support for most video formats due to the switch from DirectShow to WMF).

I'm trying to compile the project that I downloaded from but not getting very far. So I wondered (a) is there a pre-compiled version? (as there was back when Phonon was bundled with Qt); and (b) if not, is there an idiot's guide that anyone can point me towards?

I've installed CMake and I think everything's set up correctly, but it's tripping up on "FindQt5DBus.cmake" - and it doesn't make any difference if I check PHONON_NO_DBUS. Do I need to install Qt5 DBus? I assumed not as it's listed as optional.

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