The Qt Multimedia module in Qt 5 combines (and replaces) two older modules, namely the Qt Multimedia module from Qt 4.x, and Qt Multimedia Kit module from Qt Mobility. Existing code that uses Qt Multimedia from Qt 4 can be ported with minimal effort, but porting code that uses Qt Multimedia Kit may be a more involved process. The changed features section highlights changes relevant to porting.
Also, note that widget-based classes, such as QVideoWidget, are now in a separate module called Qt Multimedia Widgets.
New features in Qt 5.0
There are a number of new features in Qt Multimedia:
- Expanded QML API
- In addition to the Video QML type, there is now the option of using MediaPlayer and VideoOutput together
- QML Torch class
- New QAudioRecorder class
- Volume support for QAudioOutput and QAudioInput
- More examples and documentation
- QSound moved from Qt GUI to Qt Multimedia
- QSoundEffect available to C++ now, as well as QML
- FM Radio Data System classes and types now available (QRadioData, RadioData)
- Various other API improvements and bugfixes
A number of classes or features previously offered in Qt Multimedia or Qt Multimedia Kit have been removed.
|QMediaImageViewer||This class (and related controls and services) were removed since their functionality was not suitable for many applications|
A number of classes previously offered in Qt Multimedia or Qt Multimedia Kit have changed in ways that may affect previously written code. This table highlights such changes.
|Previously, to use Qt Multimedia Kit, the |
CONFIG += mobility MOBILITY += multimedia
Now, you only need to write
QT += multimedia
Or, if you want to use the widget classes,
QT += multimedia multimediawidgets
|Metadata types||In Qt Multimedia Kit, pre-defined metadata keys were enumerations in the |
|Metadata accessor methods||In Qt Multimedia Kit, there were two different families of methods to access metadata. Functions such as |
|Qt Metatype registration||Qt 5 registers many more classes and types with the meta-object system than before. If you have previously applied Q_DECLARE_METATYPE macros to any Qt Multimedia class, you will probably need to remove them.|
|QSoundEffect availability||The SoundEffect QML type was publicly accessible in Qt Multimeda Kit, and now the C++ version is officially public too. If your code contains the previously undocumented QSoundEffect, you may need to update it.|
|Camera controls||A large number of the camera controls (QCameraImageProcessingControl, QCameraFocusControl, etc.) have been updated to address a number of design flaws. In particular, a number of discrete accessor methods have been collapsed into parametrized methods, and the ranges or data types of some parameters have been adjusted.|