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Thread: Ubuntu 14.04's Firefox & KDE Will Not Easily Support H.264

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    chromium on my system supports: html video element, vp8, vp9, h.264, MSE & WebM VP9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdffs View Post
    To be fair, this probably all stems from when ffmpeg was replaced by libav in Debian due to perceived problems with maintenance, and some political nonsense. Now, however, libav is stagnating, and there's pressure to reinstate ffmpeg on Debian(+derivs) because libav is lagging ffmpeg so badly in features.
    That's also what I know about. My quote was not about "which piece of software is more sophisticated and more active", but it was about Debian/Ubuntu wanting to switch from ffmpeg to libav. Afaik there are first thoughts about reverting this position, but I'm not sure about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynical View Post
    You're absolutely right but the problem is that firefox doesn't support gstreamer1.0 yet, only gstreamer0.10. Until that support comes the solution is to take the gstreamer0.10 deb from saucy and use it instead.
    Oh my, once again I confused gstreamer-0.10 with gstreamer-1.0... Thank you for pointing that out.

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    Whoever decided to make the switch from ffmpeg to libav in Debian was simply incompetent. Even if he had ties with the libav team, this is no excuse because such decisions cannot be made based on emotions or personal preferences. That libav was going to be problematic - anyone who could this one coming a mile off. When a new project starts out of anger, just because some developers disagree with the others on formal issues and decide to make a fork of the original project "with blackjack and hookers" - that's always a predictable fail due to the lack of actual motivation.

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    I'm still wondering why they can't just ship both.

    Code:
    spittie@OpenSUSE  ~  zypper if gstreamer
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    
    Information for package gstreamer:
    ----------------------------------
    Repository: packman
    Name: gstreamer
    Version: 1.2.3-3.7
    Arch: x86_64
    Vendor: http://packman.links2linux.de
    Installed: Yes
    Status: up-to-date
    Installed Size: 3.6 MiB
    Summary: Streaming-Media Framework Runtime
    Description:
    GStreamer is a streaming-media framework, based on graphs of filters
    which operate on media data. Applications using this library can do
    anything from real-time sound processing to playing videos, and just
    about anything else media-related.  Its plug-in-based architecture
    means that new data types or processing capabilities can be added by
    installing new plug-ins.
     spittie@OpenSUSE  ~  zypper if gstreamer-0_10
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    
    Information for package gstreamer-0_10:
    ---------------------------------------
    Repository: packman
    Name: gstreamer-0_10
    Version: 0.10.36-14.24
    Arch: x86_64
    Vendor: http://packman.links2linux.de
    Installed: Yes
    Status: up-to-date
    Installed Size: 2.9 MiB
    Summary: Streaming-Media Framework Runtime
    Description:
    GStreamer is a streaming-media framework, based on graphs of filters
    which operate on media data. Applications using this library can do
    anything from real-time sound processing to playing videos, and just
    about anything else media-related.  Its plug-in-based architecture
    means that new data types or processing capabilities can be added by
    installing new plug-ins.

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    chromium has ffmpeg in extra plugin!?

    In Lubuntu 13.10 I get this result:


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    Quote Originally Posted by zxy_thf View Post
    Good news: gstreamer 1.0 will be supported by Firefox 30
    Bad news: It won't be released before June 10th.
    Well, no issue then. Remember that firefox is one of the very few packages that are kept on rolling upgrades on ubuntu, so everyone will get FF30 as an update soon after it is released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azrael5 View Post
    chromium has ffmpeg in extra plugin!?

    In Lubuntu 13.10 I get this result:

    yes

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