On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:49:05 -0000
Farhad Mohammadi Majd via users <users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Hello. Fedora 31 (AMD64) and Chromium 78, I have installed following
packages on the system, but still MP4-H264 is not supported by
VLC + MPV + GNOME-MPV (celluloid) and their dependencies.
gstreamer1-plugin-openh264, gstreamer1-libav, gstreamer1-plugins-ugly
I have seen <
> but widevine plugin is not easy accessibale, I just want a routine
> MP4 playback.
* chromium-libs-media-freeworld * is one version behind latest
version (77) and requies downgrading to Chromium 77! while 78 is
There was no clear and straightforward instruction on the web.
I started the latest chromium, went to vimeo.com
, and tried to play a
video. It failed with a message about the player. I am able to play
videos with firefox, so I think this is specific to chromium. I don't
normally run chromium, so this might be expected behavior without the
widevine plugin installed. Fedora will not include patent encumbered
software, and mp4 is patent encumbered. You will have to follow the
directions on the page you pointed to. To follow those instructions
you will have to install the chrome browser, and then copy the
libraries over, and uninstall chrome if you don't want it installed.
Maybe someone more knowledgeable of chromium can clarify whether the
widevine plugin is necessary to play mp4 videos.