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    Phoronix: Mozilla Firefox 24 Moves Ahead With Modest Changes

    Firefox 24.0 is now available today with a variety of modest changes for the Linux / OS X / Windows version while Firefox for Android has some of the more interesting features this round...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2Mzc

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    Michael you missed one pretty major feature...Firefox 24 is the version that ships with h.264 support via gstreamer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794282#c78 Check sources of configure.in "MOZ_GSTREAMER=1" is set) Youtubers MIGHT be able to finally go flash-less since many videos worked fine in html5, but didnt have webm versions only h264 versions.

    This is based off of the gstreamer 0.10 API, gstreamer 1 support is still in the works: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=806917

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    • #3
      Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Caledar View Post
        Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
        You still need flash to play some videos. This is because of drm requirements.

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        • #5
          They completely f.. up Click to play (see the zine forums). Any news on that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Michael you missed one pretty major feature...Firefox 24 is the version that ships with h.264 support via gstreamer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794282#c78 Check sources of configure.in "MOZ_GSTREAMER=1" is set) Youtubers MIGHT be able to finally go flash-less since many videos worked fine in html5, but didnt have webm versions only h264 versions.

            This is based off of the gstreamer 0.10 API, gstreamer 1 support is still in the works: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=806917
            Ooooh, this is sweet. Thanks for the heads up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Caledar View Post
              Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
              You don't need flash for youtube. There are ways to play monetized/drm videos. This is for sites like vimeo, vine, instagram whatever hasn't moved to .webm

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              • #8
                Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
                Detach chat window from Firefox Social is useless, nobody use this non-standard Firefox-only thing.
                Improved SVG support and developer tools is great though!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
                  For you, I have an extension installed primarily for this feature.

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                  • #10
                    What is missing is TLSv1.2 by default (instead of an 'optional' security feature).

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