Phonon xine backend future

Ian Monroe ian at
Mon Feb 21 22:43:11 CET 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 15:37, Artur Szymiec <artur.szymiec at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I wasn't watching last changes in the phonon development,
> however I heard that xine backend is going to be removed
> from phonon backends and gstreamer will be a main linux backend.
> Can anyone confirm that ?

Xine itself doesn't have a future, so phonon-xine has been headed
towards the chopping block for a while.

> I'm afraid about the phonon equalizer in xine backend which is used
> by amarok. After switch to gstreamer the amarok will lost his equalizer.
> This also leads to maybe more deeper concern : do the audio processing
> plugins should be fixed in backend ? Could we make a interface which
> is backend independent - adding a possibility to the frontend app to handle
> the effects ? Wouldn't be this more flexible ?

How would that be possible? What in the equalizer plugin could be made
abstract across backends? Code like that is very backend specific.
That's why it is where it is.


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