Sam Varshavchik wrote:
After upgrading to Fedora 28, most of Youtube is broken in Firefox,
lack of H.264 codec support.
Googling around, found this: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/OpenH264
I think that H.264 implementation is somewhat limited (and
stale, in addition to not having anything in the f28 repo),
based on some comments in #fedora IRC.
For Firefox, ffmpeg-libs and compat-ffmpeg28 were what I
needed in f28. At the moment, the compat-ffmpeg28 package
is still in the rpmfusion-free-rawhide repo though, so you
have to do a little juggling to install things. Here's what
I did in a test VM just now:
$ sudo dnf install ffmpeg-libs
$ sudo dnf install rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide
$ sudo dnf --enablerepo rpmfusion-free-rawhide install compat-ffmpeg28
I didn't do this all in one step as installing ffmpeg-libs
with rpmfusion-free-rawhide enabled would pull in a number
of f29 packages that are better to avoid.
Hopefully this will be cleared up by the rpmfusion folks in
the next few days, before F28 is released. If it hasn't
been reported to them, it would be great if someone can do
You can't make something idiot proof, idiots are too damned creative.