Todd Zullinger writes:
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.
Yeah, but without it, the first video I hit on Youtube after upgrading to
F28 wouldn't play, and barked at me for lacking H.264 support. The video was
2 hours old when I tried it. I now went back to it, some time later, and it
played that time. So, Youtube is transcoding content to webm, apparently,
but new content won't play until that happens.
I really have to get this working, before I upgrade Mrs. Sam's laptop to
F28, or I'll catch hell for it. She watches Youtube a lot.
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
Yeah, I also Googled up a reference to compat-ffmpeg28:
But that one didn't say anything about rpmfusion-free-rawhide. I had
everything except compat-ffmpeg28 already inherited from F27, where
everything worked. That link didn't pan out because, as you say, compat-
ffmpeg28 is not in the main rpmfusion repo.
Installing it now, from rawhide, finally results in a clean bill of health
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
Did a quick search of their Bugzilla. Didn't find anything. Created a bug
against compat-ffmpeg28, seemed the best candidate for the bug, since it's
that package that needs to be moved out of rawhide.