H264 codecs on Chromium

chromium

#1

This is a pretty common topic everywhere…

Most of the answers just tell you to install a long list of packages.

EPT (Epiphany Technology Preview) and Firefox Nightly support all the codecs listed at youtube.com/html5, but Chromium is the only one that doesn’t (presumably because it’s not installed a Flatpak). This is the output of rpm-ostree status:

State: idle
AutomaticUpdates: disabled
Deployments:
● ostree://fedora-workstation:fedora/29/x86_64/silverblue
                   Version: 29.20181104.1 (2018-11-04T04:42:30Z)
                BaseCommit: 9c488a35cf37855872556aadff9e13a25503cdceec9dada7eeaee6c934c7d092
              GPGSignature: Valid signature by 5A03B4DD8254ECA02FDA1637A20AA56B429476B4
           LayeredPackages: chrome-gnome-shell chromium compat-ffmpeg28 ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs
                            file-roller gnome-tweaks gstreamer gstreamer-devel
                            gstreamer-tools gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-ugly
                            gstreamer1-vaapi libgle nmap pygtk2 pygtkglext python
                            python-pygame python2 python2-future python2-pillow
                            python2-pyopengl python3-future python3-nautilus python3-numpy
                            python3-pygame python3-pyopengl python3-tkinter tilix
                            tilix-nautilus vte x264-libs
             LocalPackages: rpmfusion-free-release-29-1.noarch
                            rpmfusion-nonfree-release-29-1.noarch
                            flash-player-ppapi-31.0.0.122-release.x86_64

  ostree://fedora-workstation:fedora/29/x86_64/silverblue
                   Version: 29.20181104.1 (2018-11-04T04:42:30Z)
                BaseCommit: 9c488a35cf37855872556aadff9e13a25503cdceec9dada7eeaee6c934c7d092
              GPGSignature: Valid signature by 5A03B4DD8254ECA02FDA1637A20AA56B429476B4
           LayeredPackages: chrome-gnome-shell chromium compat-ffmpeg28 ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs
                            file-roller gnome-tweaks gstreamer gstreamer-devel
                            gstreamer-tools gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-ugly libgle
                            nmap pygtk2 pygtkglext python python-pygame python2
                            python2-future python2-pillow python2-pyopengl python3-future
                            python3-nautilus python3-numpy python3-pygame python3-pyopengl
                            python3-tkinter tilix tilix-nautilus vte x264-libs
             LocalPackages: rpmfusion-free-release-29-1.noarch
                            rpmfusion-nonfree-release-29-1.noarch
                            flash-player-ppapi-31.0.0.122-release.x86_64

Do you know what I have to install to make Chromium support h264? :thinking:


#2

#3

Thank you, that worked.