I also thought that the whole point of Phonon was that you don't have to
deal with the underlying Gstreamer (or Xine or whatever) engine at all, so
that engine could be swapped out or upgraded at will, as long as your
Phonon can handle the varying engines. Thus the confusion from Gstreamer
people who thought (wrongly) that Phonon was intended to replace
Of course, if you have a Qt app rather than a KDE app, it would seem to
make sense to use Qsound rather than Phonon anyway.