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Phonon Helix plug-in fixes for Symbian^3 devices

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Created: seppo_fn (15 Nov 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (30 Apr 2013)

This package fixes the following Qt multimedia issues detected on the first sales firmware of the Nokia N8 (011.012): - Regression: Phonon fails to play mp3 on latest N8 FW - Audio in qmediaplayer demo app from NokiaQtSDK 1.0.1 doesn't work on the N8

Supported media formats

The following media formats are supported on Symbian^3 devices with Phonon:

  • 3GP
  • Mpeg 4
  • H.264/H.263
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • RTSP
  • AVI
  • WM

Note that open source formats (such as OGG, Theora, MKV) are not supported.

Applying the fix into your application

The fix will be deployed to the applications using the Nokia Smart Installer: when an end-user installs an application, all dependencies of the application are checked, retrieved, and installed from the Smart Installer server.

To add the Phonon fix dependency into the package file of your project, perform the following steps:

1. Unzip the attached and copy the phononfix.prf file into the mkspecs\features directory of your SDK:

  • For the Nokia Qt SDK: C:\NokiaQtSDK\Symbian\SDK\mkspecs\features directory
  • For the Symbian^3 SDK: C:\Nokia\devices\Nokia_Symbian3_SDK_v0.9\epoc32\tools\qt\mkspecs\features directory

2. Add the phononfix configuration into the .pro or .mmp project file of all application projects that need the fix:

CONFIG += phononfix

This will ensure that the generated *_template.pkg file includes a declared dependency on the Helix engine update SIS file.

3. Create the installation package according to the Nokia Smart Installer for Symbian instructions.

Attachments package that contains the phononfix.prf file for the SDK and the Helix_NG_Engine.sis installation package for developers for testing purposes.

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