[webkit-qt] QtWebKit, the multimedia support today and tomorrow.

noam.rosenthal at nokia.com noam.rosenthal at nokia.com
Sat Jun 25 09:45:58 PDT 2011

On Jun 24, 2011, at 2:08 PM, ext Alexis Menard wrote:

> Hello,
> - Makes harder to maintain : we have multiple backends and code path
> (but in the other hand we are not alone to maintain the backends).
There are multiple backends when we use QtMultimedia at as well, except they're abstracted away under another layer. I think this exercise showed that having multiple backends
is more maintainable than having multiple backends behind an extra abstraction layer :)

> - Removing Phonon backend from the tree. I asked on
> http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-multimedia&m=130779689626212&w=2 and got
> no answer, which to me means nobody wants to take care of it. It
> brings confusion in the webkit community.
> - Make GStreamer and QuickTime webkit.org backend the default on Mac
> and Linux. I could investigate of using the feature of WebKit to have
> multiple player so that if the webkit.org player can't work it could
> fallback on QtMultimedia.
> - Use QtMultimedia on Windows and Symbian (up until Symbian disappear
> and I give a try to the MS backend). In the meantime again I could
> investigate on Windows to use the QuickTime backend by default and
> fallback to QtMultimedia if QuickTime is not installed.
> I think this makes us ready for working on a WebKit2/Qt5, helps Nokia
> but keep the desktop world functional too.
> Any thoughts? feedback? Please please answer :D.
IMHO this proposal is the best way forward; I don't have anything to add apart from a +1.


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