Am 05.07.20 um 15:46 schrieb James Knott:
On 2020-07-04 02:40 PM, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
I haven't installed anything from Packman. I updated my desktop system from 15.1 and ThinkPad from 15.0. I don't ever recall getting Firefox stuff from Packman.
Plays fine here. Install the Packman repository, install package "vlc-codecs", and change all FFmpeg libraries from the OS repo to Packman.
That seems to have done the trick. The question is why is this situation even happening, given that HTML5 has been around for a while? Also, why did it work in Chromium, but not Firefox?
a lot of mails but only sparse information ;-)
So let me try to clarify a few things: HTML5 as explained before is a general term for modern web technologies. The issue for you was about HTML5 video/audio support apparently. The example URL was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuXtfS6QIR8 right? This video is shown to me via VP9 Video and Opus Audio Codec. In that case I find it a bit unexpected that you needed packman for that video. So for Firefox 68 only H.264 should require packman support and it obviously has patent reasons where it doesn't matter if HTML5 is around for a while or not. Also this is now the case for a very long time in openSUSE and there cannot be much done about it.