about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

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about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

Post by Walter Dnes » 2015-12-12, 04:50

I've manually built the Atom source 25.8_Atom_Relbranch with gstreamer support enabled. I've installed gstreamer-0.10-x, and corresponding base/good/bad/ugly plugins. Youtube doesn't see h.264 support, and neither does http://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html My Google search turned up nothing useful. The about:config contains...

media.gstreamer.enabled; true
media.ogg.enabled; true
media.opus.enabled; true
media.wave.enabled; true
media.webaudio.enabled; true
media.webm.enabled; true

I've read several threads here, but no help. I created a new test profile, with no luck. Any further ideas?
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Re: about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

Post by trava90 » 2015-12-12, 06:41

You likely need gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg installed in addition to the plugins.

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Re: about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

Post by troypulk » 2015-12-12, 16:57

trava90 wrote:You likely need gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg installed in addition to the plugins.
That's true, but if it's Debian Testing it will probably not work.
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Re: about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

Post by Walter Dnes » 2015-12-12, 19:00

trava90 wrote:You likely need gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg installed in addition to the plugins.
Thank you very much. That was the solution. Youtube shows HTMLVideoElement, H.264, and WebM VP8 available.and all 3 videos on http://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html play properly for me.
troypulk wrote:That's true, but if it's Debian Testing it will probably not work.
I'm on Gentoo. Heads up for any other Gentoo users. The location of the plugin-ebuilds is a bit confusing. gstreamer, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-ugly, gst-rtsp-server, and gstreamer-editing-services are in the media-libs subdirectory. But gst-plugins-ffmpeg, and 77 others, are in the media-plugins subdirectory.
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Re: about:config settings for h.264/mp4 support?

Post by Walter Dnes » 2015-12-13, 01:58

Further details... I removed gst-plugins (good/bad/ugly) and neither Youtube nor the quirksmode site showed h.264 support. More experimentation indicates that for h.264 support on Youtube and quirksmode, I need the following...
  • gstreamer
  • gst-plugins-base
  • gst-plugins-good
  • gst-plugins-ffmpeg
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