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Watching videos completely broken in F28 and F29

asked 2018-11-03 13:20:45 -0500

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I'm on a Lenovo Thinpad T470s. A few months ago I installed F28 and opened up my videos folder, and found no thumb nails for my videos. I clicked on one, and the Video player (totem) said I was missing H264, so I click find in software... install the codec. Reopen video and it's still complaining.

Fast forward to yesterday, did the same thing with F29. Enabled the Cisco repo during setup... install the codec... still can't watch videos. Try restarting Fedora, try dnf at the CLI to make sure the cisco codecs are installed (they are), install every gstreamer package I can find, still doesn't work.

Honestly I'm surprised it isn't already a super critical bug. You mean I can't see thumbnails and watch videos on my desktop? I understand the cisco royalties issue, but if I click a button that's supposed to install the codec, it needs to just work.

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answered 2018-11-03 16:53:38 -0500

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updated 2018-11-03 16:55:14 -0500

It might be something in that video that's not supported by this implementation of H264 decoder. Look at this answer or install vlcfrom with its own set of codecs.

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+1 Installing the whole set of codecs is recommended.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2018-11-04 07:27:03 -0500 )edit

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