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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 12:13:09 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Dominique Leuenberger a.k.a. Dimstar wrote:

Quoting C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Raymond Wooninck wrote:

On Wednesday 27 November 2013 10:48:31 C wrote:

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.

It is not that there is no longer any codec support. The codecs here are
regarding MP4 and H.264. Those will no longer be supported. Other
should still be supported.

Whatever happened with the whole thing of Cisco and H.264?

I can't pretend to understand the whole legal silliness behind it all,
but... shouldn't "we" be able to use H.264?

If you ensure the patent fee is paid, you can...

The patent fee is paid as was stated by Cisco:

"We plan to open-source our H.264 codec, and to provide it as a binary
module that can be downloaded for free from the Internet. Cisco will
not pass on our MPEG LA licensing costs for this module, and based on
the current licensing environment, this will effectively make H.264
free for use in WebRTC."

How that can be implemented... or even if it can be... no idea, but
according to the statement from Cisco, the fees are paid on H.264 and
it's available for anyone to use.

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