Introduction to Phonon

Phonon is the multimedia API for KDE4. It replaces the old aRts, that is no longer supported by KDE. Phonon needs either the GStreamer or VLC backend.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Phonon Dependencies


automoc4-0.9.88 and GLib-2.36.4


PulseAudio-4.0 and QZeitgeist

User Notes:

Installation of Phonon

Make sure that Qt-4.8.5 is compiled without the bundled Phonon library. This package provides a better implementation.

Install Phonon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

      -DDBUS_INTERFACES_INSTALL_DIR=/usr/share/dbus-1/interfaces \
      .. &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DPHONON_INSTALL_QT_EXTENSIONS_INTO_SYSTEM_QT=TRUE: This option ensures that the plugins and mkspecs files get installed in the correct location.

-DDBUS_INTERFACES_INSTALL_DIR=/usr/share/dbus-1/interfaces: This option sets the correct installation path for a D-Bus interfaces file.


Installed Programs: none
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: none

Last updated on 2013-08-26 10:26:25 -0700