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Re: [opensuse-factory] RE: [Bug 847971] Chromium from openSUSE has MP3/MP4 support
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:48:31 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Raymond Wooninck wrote:
Personally I don't have any problem with the proprietary formats support in
Chromium (altough I don't like them). But I'm concerning because the things
aren't working as expected, the browser should play these formats only when
the chromium-ffmpeg from Packman is installed.

As indicated, they won't. By removing those flags, those codecs will no longer
be supported. Not even if the ffmpeg package from Packman is installed. I
have tested it with the change for the Chromium-dev package and that was the
result. They are lost forever.

As you noticed Ciaran (legal), came back and indicated that they should be
removed. So all packages will be changed and the codecs will no longer be

While I completely understand the reasoning behind making this
change.... speaking as an end user of Chromium... "Aaaargh!"

With no codec support... what's the point of building Chromium? This
is like building VLC with no codec support. It's nice and all but not
really practical for the actual end user.

I know it's a Catch-22 (a real can't win situation), but...

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