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Re: [opensuse-factory] RE: [Bug 847971] Chromium from openSUSE has MP3/MP4 support
On Saturday 23 November 2013 16:32:21 Ignacio Areta wrote:

OK, with these flags you generate the chromium-ffmpeg package and move it to
Packman. But what about the chromium-ffmpegsumo? Isn't it generated from
the Chromium's source? If yes, what build flag are you using?

Just to do you a favor, I build chromium-dev in your proposed way. This
directly had as a consequence that the proprietary codecs are no longer
supported, regardless if you build the ffmpeg package on packman with this flag

I already expected this and I also indicated this also in the bug report, that
if we drop those flags from the main chromium build, the support for those
codecs would be gone. That was actually the reason why I wanted you to raise
this issue on the Factory mailinglist to get the consensus with a wider

As already indicated, if you don't want to have any proprietary codecs on your
system, then I guess you better stick to Opera and/or FireFox. The only way
that Chromium will change the build-flags is either based on the indication
from a majority that this is what they want or the indication from the SuSE
legal team that these codecs are indeed not allowed to be build on the

And so far, I have neither one.


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