Re: Problem solved ([vlc] Qt4 plugin into Qt5 program)
- Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 01:47:10 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Problem solved ([vlc] Qt4 plugin into Qt5 program)
René J.V. Bertin posted on Thu, 18 May 2017 11:42:54 +0200 as excerpted:
> On Thursday May 18 2017 10:20:10 John wrote:
>> Odd problem as I have heard that upstream kde prefer a vlc phonon back
> Indeed. Evidently KDE prefer the VLC backend; it doesn't require
> installing parts of Gnome/GTk ...
The preferred phonon backend has actually changed a number of times over
the years. The first preferred, basically the only one that worked at
that point (early kde4, phonon-xine IIRC), AFAIK isn't even supported
these days. Then it was the phonon-vlc, then phonon-gstreamer, which
FWIW I didn't think made sense either, but I think they did it because
most distros are gtk/gnome based so have that installed anyway, and that
avoids the vlc dep, then phonon-vlc again.
FWIW, the way I heard all this was because I run gentoo's live-git kde,
from the gentoo/kde overlay. Every time I update I check git log, and
saw the gentoo/kde project folks discussing and ultimately switching the
gentoo/kde USE flag default preference back and forth over time, based on
which way upstream kde's wind was blowing (aka what they said they
Anyway, the gentoo-kde default is indeed phonon-vlc ATM, I just looked it
up, and since they normally go with the upstream pref, that tends to
corroborate phonon-vlc as the upstream kde pref, too.
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