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    Phoronix: Firefox Enables FFmpeg Support By Default

    For those with FFmpeg present on their system, Mozilla developers have finally enabled FFmpeg support to be used by default...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...FFmpeg-Default

  • #2
    What did they use before? VLC?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EmbraceUnity View Post
      What did they use before? VLC?

      gstreamer.

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      • #4
        So what benefit will the migration from GStreamer to FFmpeg provide?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EmbraceUnity View Post
          What did they use before? VLC?
          Problems with reading? Second paragraph: "Firefox on Linux has relied upon GStreamer for media support"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EmbraceUnity View Post
            What did they use before? VLC?
            gstreamer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EmbraceUnity View Post
              What did they use before? VLC?
              GStreamer I believe

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              • #8
                It says in the article, GStreamer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EmbraceUnity View Post
                  What did they use before? VLC?
                  They used GStreamer before. FFmpeg support is about allowing Firefox to use FFmpeg directly for the codecs which don't need to be built as GStreamer plugins for legal reasons. (Judging by one of the comments on that bug, one of the benefits of bypassing GStreamer is increased stability on Linux.)

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                  • #10
                    Its kind of sad that Gstreamer could be so bad that Firefox needs to switch away from it. It was supposed to be the One True Encoding Library, since it could use ffmpeg as a backend (plus vaapi, vdpau, etc) and it was much more intuitive to daisy chain gstreamer pipes than multiple passes with ffmpeg.

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