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Playback of SoundCue elements in KML Tours

completed by: Mikhail Ivchenko

mentors: Torsten Rahn, Dennis Nienhüser

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Please note: You can only work on this task when the tour playback task is completed.

We are working on integrating support for KML Tours into Marble. The user interface will be a panel (like Routing, Map View, ...) where a tour can be loaded from a .kml file, edited, played and also recorded to a movie file. This task is about implementing support for playback of SoundCue tour primitives.

  • Read and make sure you understand how the playback is supposed to work
  • Playback of sound files should be done using Phonon. See src/plugins/render/routing/ for an example how it can be integrated
  • Use Phonon to playback SoundCue elements during tour playback. Keep in mind that more than one SoundCue can be played at the same time
  • Note that KML Tours can specify remote URLs as SoundCue playback sources. Phonon should take care of that by itself. If not, implement support for playback of local files only.

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