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Re: [KDE] Which Phonon? Phonon backend - GStreamer or Xine?

On 09/30/2009 01:45 PM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:

> So where's the problem? There are two Phonons - one in Qt, one in KDE. I don't 
> like this schizophrenia. This should be solved but now we have to live with 
> one or another - that's why we brought this issue to the world.

The problem is that Nokia now seems to be developing yet another
abstraction layer. So we will have to be dealing the Phonon in KDE,
Phonon in Qt and whatever Nokia brings up next and all the possible
backends. The number of different paths that requires comprehensive
testing has exploded. We are also debating which backend to use as the
default for a long time and as usual, switching backends is exchanging
one set of bugs with another so neither is going to be ideal.

I would prefer Gstreamer as the backend simply because users can install
a set of plugins (third party repo or Fluendo) and have their content
play in all the different desktop environments. We can fix bugs once in
Gstreamer and be done with it. However that depends on how much testing
this backend has received and what bugs have been found and how severe
they are.


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