Posted Apr 28, 2006 14:26 UTC (Fri) by aseigo
In reply to: Abstraction layers...
Parent article: Phonon: Multimedia in KDE 4 (KDE.News)
not only is it longevity of the current media frameworks, it's also
portability and easy of use. with kde2 and kde3, if a system did not have
aRts desktop sound was impacted quite harshly. kde4 should work well on
many more systems since the OS integrator/vendor can select the media
stack they wish to supply and kde can be easily adapted to that by
selecting (or writing if it doesn't already exist) the appropriate Phonon
i also expect to see more applications provide multimedia features with
Phonon since it should provide a simpler API that is more familiar for
those already used to the kde/Qt conventions while ensuring it works
everywhere. right now coding with aRts is a bit trickier than is useful
for casual media additions (think of video clips in presentations as an
example) and isn't guaranteed to work everywhere anyways.
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