Re: Phonon and audio systems in general
On Saturday 13 March 2010, George Kiagiadakis wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Michael Schuerig
> Yes, phonon is just a multimedia player API and is only relevant for
> applications that have been developed with it. It is not a sound
> system like arts used to be in KDE 3. Pulseaudio provides a system
> like that, where it creates virtual alsa/oss devices so that
> applications that are not aware of it can output sound via the
> pulseaudio server and it has controls for different categories of
> applications, as well as separate volume control for each
> application, etc...
> > As for the Debian-connection: Is there any preferred way for audio
> > on Debian systems?
> Afaik there is only confusion... I am happy here with ALSA, which
> works out of the box on linux systems. Others prefer pulseaudio, but
> I only have heard bad comments about it, so I am not very willing to
> try it.
Thanks for the overview. Too bad about pulseaudio, I would have liked a
way to make Skype fit in seamlessly.