Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Todd Zullinger writes:
> Except that you can't at the moment. :)
> That's what I was saying in my reply to Sam. The
> compat-ffmpeg28 package is not in the rpmfusion-free
> repositories for f28. This is most likely just a matter of
> things needing to be synced from what was in the
> rpmfusion-free-rawhide repo.
It seems that firefox 60 has been patched to support ffmpeg-4.0, so none of
that would be needed, soon.
Yes, that's good to know -- for Firefox, at least. It'll be
a week or so until that's released, if I'm reading the
Firefox release schedule properly. I'm sure that's one of
the main use-cases, but there are others where folks might
want to use the compat-ffmpeg28 package.
That package is now in the rpmfusion-free repo for f28, on
the master rpmfusion mirror. It should sync out to other
mirrors in the next few hours/days. Thanks to Nicolas
Chauvet for pushing that out and to you, Sam, for filing the
ticket. (I'll admit that I was a bit worried when I read
the replies in the rpmfusion ticket.)
I talked to a few folks in #fedora-devel on IRC today who
told me that the f28 cisco-openh264 repos are being worked
on between the Fedora release engineering team and the folks
at Cisco that handle the open264 packages. Apparently, they
are intended to work reasonably well.
I installed the f27 packages in f28 to test and that was not
sufficient for H.264 on youtube though. That might be the
same thing you did. (I just changed $releasever in the
fedora-cisco-openh264 repo to 27 to install.)
Hopefully soon the proper f28 packages will be in place and
we can confirm whether they work better or not. But at
least now there's a known-good method with compat-ffmpeg28.
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