On Wednesday 30 September 2009 15:33:43 Kevin Kofler wrote:
Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> Another interesting thing is PA & Phonon integration work by Colin
> Guthrie (see the link in my first message). Phonon just as wrapper/thin
> client for PA with nicer Qt like API. I like this idea.
That's not what his current work does, and it's not really possible as PA
doesn't do decoding, so you'd still need some decoding library.
Of course, I know!
Colin Guthrie's branch still uses GStreamer or xine-lib (he's
working with both backends because he knows both are used). What it adds is
that PA sinks show up as Phonon devices so you can choose where to direct
your output to, as opposed to the one big "PulseAudio" device we currently
Yes, he does.
have (where it just uses the sink set as default in PA). I suppose
also going to tag the streams with the PA stream type matching the Phonon
stream type the application sets, if he doesn't already.
So this lets you use Phonon's flexibility (directing specific types of
streams to specific outputs) while still using PulseAudio, you don't have
to choose one or the other anymore.
And that's what I have been talking - it does not duplicate PA, but just wraps
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