After many months of work on the new Multimedia API for KDE 4 it is time to
Phonon uses exchangeable backends to do the real work which can be implemented using GStreamer, NMM, Xine, Helix or whatever else you can come up with. In turn KDE applications do not need to develop media engine abstractions anymore as Phonon provides it for them.
The folks from Motama have already started work on a Phonon-NMM backend and we will give a joint presentation at
As there is still a lot of work that needs to be done until Phonon is released with KDE 4.0 it is a great chance to get involved now, for example doing a Google Summer of Code project.