Compiling and Using Phonon on Linux

Phonon is a neat framework for multimedia applications on Linux. To top that; it is written using Qt. Like Marble; it does not need KDE to work. Recently Trolltech announced Phonon backends for Linux, Windows and Mac; which means that we can now provide Audio and Video capabilities in Qt applications 🙂

I wanted to use Phonon with a Qt application so I set out to build Phonon and GStreamer backend for it on Linux. After a couple of hours of work I managed to get Phonon and hte GStreamer backend compiled on Linux. I even managed to write simple audio and video player programs :).

I thought of creating a small article about it. You can download them from here:

https://www.prashanthudupa.com/phonon/CompilingPhononOnLinux.pdf
https://www.prashanthudupa.com/phonon/CompilingPhononOnLinux.odt