[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Sebastian Rust harlequix at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 29 13:48:54 CET 2010

On 28.11.2010 11:47, Χρήστος Κώτσαρης wrote:
> Regarding phonon being dropped, after some googling it seems i was mistaken, 
> what i had read was that Qt framework is dropping phonon, not KDE. But still, 
> i believe it would be sane to drop phonon in KDE too and replace it with 
> Pulseaudio, it is the best choice. No need for 2 sound servers when one could 
> do the trick.
> Plus, in case someone says Phonon can switch sound cards without the app 
> restarting, everytime i try it Amarok and others crash, so yes, it needs 
> restarting...

Well Qt (or Nokia if you like) does not drop phonon completly, but Qt
will switch to a native framework called Qt-Multimedia. There no change
in functionality. Phonon isn't a sound or video playback backend, it's
just an abstraction layer using other engine like vlc or xine or pulseaudio

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