Phonon-4.11.1

Introduction to Phonon

Phonon is the multimedia API for KDE. It replaces the old aRts package. Phonon needs either the GStreamer or VLC backend.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

Phonon Dependencies

Required

CMake-3.24.2, extra-cmake-modules-5.97.0, GLib-2.74.0, and Qt-5.15.6

At least one of phonon-backend-gstreamer-4.10.0 or phonon-backend-vlc-0.11.3 needs to be installed afterwards for multimedia operation in KDE.

Optional

PulseAudio-16.1

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/phonon

Installation of Phonon

Install Phonon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      .. &&
make

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply higher level of the compiler optimizations.

Contents

Installed Programs: phononsettings
Installed Libraries: libphonon4qt5.so and libphonon4qt5experimental.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/phonon4qt5, /usr/lib/cmake/phonon4qt5, /usr/lib/plugins/designer, and /usr/share/phonon4qt5