[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Nov 9 23:02:52 CET 2014

Massimo Callegari wrote:
> I am well aware you guys do your best to provide a quality
> cross-platform framework and so far you did an excellent job !
> Unfortunately I cannot say such thing for the Qt Multimedia module. If
> you stick to the provided examples (properly tailored to hide all the
> bugs) they all almost work. If you try to use the multimedia
> functionalities in a serious project and try to deploy it, then the pain
> comes around.
> I found Qt Multimedia buggy, unsupported and moreover not cross-platform.
> I am the maintainer of an open source project and so far I provided
> multimedia audio input/output on Qt4 using ALSA on Linux, WAVEIN/WAVEOUT
> on Windows and PortAudio on OSX.
> In the last 9 months I tried to switch to Qt5 Multimedia and opened a
> number of issues on JIRA and none of them has been resolved or taken
> into account.

Have you considered using Phonon? Not the ancient version bundled with Qt 4, 
but the real thing, directly from the KDE developers? It can also be built 
against Qt 5 now.

        Kevin Kofler

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