Help wanted to evolve KDEs music players

Mario Fux kde-ml at
Mon Aug 3 08:41:41 BST 2015

Am Sonntag, 02. August 2015, 20.35:46 schrieb Martin Sandsmark:


> On Sun, Aug 02, 2015 at 06:12:16PM +0200, Valentin Rusu wrote:
> > Reusing VLC is a very good idea. I find myself using it in almost all
> > use-cases, let it be playing a local video file or streaming some
> > hard-to-decode video from my powerful laptop to the RasberryPI.
> It also has a media library, actually, and works pretty well as a music
> player.
> The problem (IMHO) is the UI; it's not very sexy, and not very
> newbie-friendly either. Exposing the all the power it has while presenting
> a clean and intuitive UX is not very easy, but I don't think it is
> unreasonably hard either.
> That said, I'm not too familiar with Tomahawk, but I suspect it might
> already cover more of what people want from a pure music player. But
> someone who is more familiar with it chime in with what it is missing wrt.
> integration in Plasma, and then we can see how hard those things are to
> fix.

For the sake of completeness: nobody mentioned the thread on kde-multimedia 
about "Future of Phonon?" where Jean-Baptiste Kempf from Videolan proposes qt-

I think this is important to consider.


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