Watch Twitch in Firefox

Hello, I just installed Silverblue and I would like to watch Twitch in Firefox but I don’t know how to set up the codecs for my machine. Any help yould be appreciated. :smiley:

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Ok, I found the solution in this page. You have to run:

  1. rpm-ostree install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

  2. Reboot

  3. rpm-ostree install ffmpeg

Now I can watch Twitch on Firefox in Silverblue. :smiley:

There’s also a native Twitch client available as a Flatpak at https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.vinszent.GnomeTwitch as an alternate approach to watching Twitch streams.

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Firefox under Fedora 31 afaik should be able to play h264 videos out the box as openh264 picked up support for main and high profile.

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Was this somehow broken in Fedora 32? Currently twitch videos do not work in Firefox.

I have not tested this, but this is probably a coded issue. Widely discussed here, this is a bit of a problem with the Firefox versions on Silverblue. So you have three options:

  1. Install the proper codecs for Firefox using rpm-ostree install in stead of dnf, as mentioned above.
  2. Install the Firefox Flatpak version from Flathub.
  3. Use the native Twitch client, as mentioned above.