Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE: Other notable improvements
by Carewolf on Thu 27th Jan 2011 08:47 UTC in reply to "Other notable improvements"
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Xine still works fine as a backend for phonon. I couldn't get the GStreamer backend to play anything but MP3, and I couldn't get the VLC backend to not crash, so I personally still using the xine-backend. It works fine.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Xine still works fine as a backend for phonon. I couldn't get the GStreamer backend to play anything but MP3, and I couldn't get the VLC backend to not crash, so I personally still using the xine-backend. It works fine.


I'm running Arch Linux right now, and I am still in the process of downloading the update to KDE 4.6, so the version that I am running right now is still 4.5.5. There are two backends for Phonon installed, gstreamer or VLC. Either one works absolutely fine.

I have gstreamer selected as the first preference right now. I chose that because it gives best commonality with GNOME/GTK applications. I can run either a GNOME/GTK application, or a KDE/Phonon application, and I do not have to load any new audio libraries just for that application.

Edited 2011-01-27 09:39 UTC

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_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

everyone has it's own experience. i have archlinux+kde 4.5.5, well, surprise surprise, gstreamer works for some sounds/file formats but in general does not, i didnt take the time to investigate because i just can't be bothered fixing every little thing :p
xine seems fine

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I for one is happy about the gstreamer and vlc backends since xine's FLAC playback is broken.

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know if Xine is working or not, but I'm really happy with the fact that they created Photon: on the three audio library that you have, two are malfunctionning!!

Which means (non exclusively) that either
- you're really on the bleeding edge / you make a lot of changes on your distrib
- the distrib you use suck
- audio on Linux is still in an immature state..

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I don't know if Xine is working or not, but I'm really happy with the fact that they created Photon: on the three audio library that you have, two are malfunctionning!!


Phonon is actually sort of deprecated in favor of QtMultimediaKit.

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