On 2017-02-22 01:50, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:03:39 +0000 Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OK but why doesn't installing Firefox install the codecs, or when Firefox installs the Cisco H.264 plugin?
Apart from what Billie said, how would Firefox know that you wanted that codec? Perhaps you prefer Flash? (Or equally, I would be extremely upset if Firefox automatically installed a Flash player on my machine!)
Well, FF has to render the page. If the page includes a video and FF alone can't play it, it has to give an error and say what is missing.
I tried that page. It asks to opt in to html5 or do nothing to use flash. With html5 it plays fine.
The process list doesn't mention mplayer.
cer 4937 0.0 0.4 353320 16120 ? Sl 02:10 0:00 /usr/bin/Thunar --daemon cer 4940 18.5 15.6 1989984 619244 ? Sl 02:10 4:01 _ /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox cer 5059 37.4 10.4 1140896 411176 ? Sl 02:11 7:51 _ /usr/lib64/firefox/plugin-container -greomni /usr/lib64/firefox/omni.ja -appomni /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/omni.ja -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 4940 true tab
Thunar comes in the picture probably because I clicked on the Firefox in the desktop. Curious, I didn't know this.