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[2]: Other notable improvements
by lemur2 on Thu 27th Jan 2011 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Other notable improvements"
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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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Do you have all the gstreamer codecs installed?
That's something that annoys me about gstreamer, everything is a plugin, and you have to install everything manually.

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