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h.264 codec for chromium

asked 2016-12-07 13:37:52 -0600

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So, now chromium in official fedora repo, but it compile without h.264, so the problem is, that twitter and instagram videos use h.264 codec and without it I can't play videos. Question is, how i suppose to watch this videos, or if i chose open source products I doomed to use Middle Ages software? And no, i don't want install chromium from not official repo, since it exist in official.

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good question! i would like the answer too. Using firefox you just install ffmpeg-libs and it knows to use the h.264 from there, you can see it once it's installed:

but i would love it in the official fedora chromium too.

I did a bit of googling and some bloke said use x264-libs-0.148-5.20160118git5c65704.fc23.x86_64.rpm for fedora 23:

there is something similar showing up in my fedora 24 repos:

dnf list x264\*
David-LDA gravatar imageDavid-LDA ( 2016-12-07 18:31:21 -0600 )edit

you should provide the fedora version you are working with, my answer was for fedora25

baoboa gravatar imagebaoboa ( 2016-12-08 15:41:51 -0600 )edit

Well, for all people searching a real answer to full support to play streaming... READ HERE

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-08-14 13:49:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-14 14:29:37 -0600

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updated 2017-08-14 14:33:42 -0600

Chromium in official repositories, includes a bundled (embeded) ffmpeg, cutted, cleaned, without "proprietary" code; then is imposible all support... Exist two solutions:

Install chromium-libs-media-freeworld from rpmfusion

1. su

2. dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

3. dnf -y install chromium-libs-media-freeworld

or install chromium-freeworld from unitedrpms.

1. su

2. rpm --import

3. dnf -y install$(rpm -E %fedora)-6.fc$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

4. dnf install chromium-freeworld
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thanks that works for me

gfm gravatar imagegfm ( 2018-07-24 20:54:21 -0600 )edit

YES! THIS FINALLY MADE IT WORK! I had stop using Fedora because of this, but now I can use Fedora again! (love)

felipevsw gravatar imagefelipevsw ( 2018-08-30 19:49:56 -0600 )edit

Thanks, this worked for me. I simply did sudo dnf install chromium-libs-media-freeworld

Codextor gravatar imageCodextor ( 2018-09-15 08:10:37 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-12-07 15:17:39 -0600

baoboa gravatar image

sudo dnf search h264

there is a now a open version openh264, no sure it's compatible with chrome or you got x264 from rpm-fusion-free

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to get openh264 from the official Fedora-Cisco repo, you need to enable the repo located in /etc/yum.repos.d/

For more info, see here:

Seems to be Mozilla Firefox compatible but not so much Chromium

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-12-07 20:38:09 -0600 )edit

Also "it does not enable generic H.264 playback, only WebRTC"

jcubic gravatar imagejcubic ( 2017-08-13 06:07:41 -0600 )edit

Well, for all people searching a real answer to full support to play streaming... READ HERE

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-08-14 13:49:52 -0600 )edit

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