[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

vivo75 at gmail.com vivo75 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 14:58:53 CET 2014

Il 12/11/2014 09:22, Holger Hans Peter Freyther ha scritto:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 09:41:49AM +0000, Knoll Lars wrote:
> Good Morning Lars,
>> Well, if you’re doing a complex multimedia app, this might be the right
>> approach. But for the 90% use case (show a video, play a sound, capture
>> something from the camera), we can’t tell people to write 10 different
>> implementations for the 10 platforms/OSes we support.
> Well, somebody needs to support these 10 platforms. And to make
> it worse. With things like GStreamer.. a lot depends on the used
> plugins. So any abstraction built needs to be superior to Phonon
> to help in detecting and debugging crazy vendor stuff.
Why phonon(t1) could not be made superior to phonon(t0) ?
And benefit both qt and kde in the process?

> When things don't work the promise of Qt falls apart (no matter
> how crappy that vendor plugin is, specially when playbin just
> does the right thing). And when the cost of debugging/analyzing
> is higher than the cost of integrating directly with the OS
> multimedia stack it looks worse.
> How is multimedia different from the X11/Win extras?
> holger

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