I use GNU IceCat. The browser doesn’t play videos.
Does anyone know if there is way to fix this?
Do you use add-ons which are turned-on by default with IceCat? The one for LibreJS and other libre focused stuff? If yes, try to disable all of them first and re-test the video playing.
I have disabled all default GNU IceCat Add-ons except HTTPS Everywhere. I installed uBlock Origin. I only have two Add-ons enabled.
Do you have these packages installed?
mozilla-openh264.x86_64 2.1.1-1.fc33 @fedora-cisco-openh264 openh264.x86_64 2.1.1-1.fc33 @fedora-cisco-openh264
Also, are you using RPM Fusion repos for multimedia stuff? There is “Multimedia post-install” available here: https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration.
Installed rpmfusion-free packages:
faad2-libs.x86_64 1:2.9.2-3.fc33 @rpmfusion-free ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 4.3.1-16.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates gstreamer1-libav.x86_64 1.18.2-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld.x86_64 1.18.2-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates gstreamer1-plugins-ugly.x86_64 1.18.2-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates libdca.x86_64 0.0.7-2.fc33 @rpmfusion-free libde265.x86_64 1.0.8-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates libmms.x86_64 0.6.4-14.fc33 @rpmfusion-free librtmp.x86_64 2.4-18.20190330.gitc5f04a5.fc33 @rpmfusion-free live555.x86_64 2020.07.31-2.fc33 @rpmfusion-free mjpegtools-libs.x86_64 2.1.0-20.fc33 @rpmfusion-free opencore-amr.x86_64 0.1.5-11.fc33 @rpmfusion-free rpmfusion-free-obsolete-packages.noarch 33-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free rpmfusion-free-release.noarch 33-1 @@commandline rpmfusion-nonfree-release.noarch 33-1 @@commandline svt-hevc-libs.x86_64 1.5.0-2.fc33 @rpmfusion-free vlc.x86_64 1:3.0.12-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates vlc-core.x86_64 1:3.0.12-1.fc33 @rpmfusion-free-updates vo-amrwbenc.x86_64 0.1.3-13.fc33 @rpmfusion-free x264-libs.x86_64 0.160-2.20200702gitcde9a93.fc33 @rpmfusion-free x265-libs.x86_64 3.4-3.fc33 @rpmfusion-free xvidcore.x86_64 1.3.7-4.fc33 @rpmfusion-free
For me it works without any issues with same setup.
What’s the point of using GNU IceCat (free as in GNU) and then install a bunch of non-free codecs and packages?
All the packages from my post are from RPM Fusion free repos - “free for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines) which the Fedora project cannot ship due to other reasons”.
Thanks for your reply and help. I have the two packages installed which you mentioned. I used dnf info >package name< on the terminal to query.
I went to the website https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration and installed:
- RPM Fusion free for Fedora 33
- RPM Fusion non free for Fedora 33
Then restarted but I get the same message in the screenshot and a message about codec.
It is good to have choices. There are very few open source and privacy browsers. I use Firefox as well. GNU IceCat is more privacy and open source even with the non free codecs and packages installed. In my opinion.
you need ffmpeg-libs package:
sudo dnf install ffmpeg-libs
Sounds like you just installed the repositories, but not yet the codecs mentioned above. Or did you?
Thanks @ersen. I didn’t install codecs. Videos now playing
Also thanks to @cltnt for your advice to install RPM Fusion repositories.
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