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Re: [opensuse-factory] RE: [Bug 847971] Chromium from openSUSE has MP3/MP4 support
  • From: Cristian Morales Vega <reddwarf@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:40:27 +0000
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On 27 November 2013 12:12, Andrew Wafaa <awafaa@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 27 November 2013 11:50, Raymond Wooninck <tittiatcoke@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wednesday 27 November 2013 11:47:46 Andrew Wafaa wrote:
Rather than perpetuate the discussion as IANAL, I recommend sending
this over to Ciaran Farrell as he is indeed a lawyer (one of SUSE's
fine legal team). Let him advise what can and can't be done from a
legal perspective.

Hi Andy,

The original bug report was assigned to Ciaran and he came back that we can
not build those codecs.

So I guess that's it.

Unfortunately that does seem to be the case then, either work around
the codecs - which you have already cautioned against; or remove it
completely from OBS and build it in Packman.
It's a shame that those are the options, but we have to play the cards
we are dealt :(

I replied in the bug report. AFAIS:
Chromium just includes an internal copy of ffmpeg. This copy has the
same restrictions than the normal/system one. Nothing to see here,
The Chromium package in 12.3:Update and 13.1 compiles this copy with
H.264 support, this needs to be fixed.
If you want H264 support you just need to do the same than with the
normal/system library: Substitute the internal copy for a version from
Packman (or just delete it and it will use the system version).

The only thing to consider is that it doesn't make sense to include a
copy of ffmpeg only inside Chromium (in %{libdir}/chromium/). If we
are going to include a copy of ffmpeg better to include a
system/global one and let Chromium (and every other package) use it.
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