Bug 2084544 - some videos not playing in Firefox
Summary: some videos not playing in Firefox
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 36
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-05-12 12:06 UTC by spawelpub
Modified: 2022-05-13 16:22 UTC (History)
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Description spawelpub 2022-05-12 12:06:23 UTC
While youtube is known from violating human rights by censorship and propaganda it's a popular video service. However, some videos are not playing on Fedora 36 and Firefox.

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It is due GStreamer Multimedia Codecs - H.264 is not installed by default (even if 'enable third party repositories' was selected).

Consider installing above component as well.

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2022-05-12 12:35:40 UTC
Firefox does not use GStreamer but ffmpeg, so you need to install it from rpmfusion, see https://rpmfusion.org/

Comment 2 spawelpub 2022-05-12 16:20:32 UTC
Thanks. I tried on bare metal and VM and somehow it was enough to install mentioned gstreamer. Apart from this would it be possible to automate the process? I mean new users can be confused and blame Fedora or Firefox for this?

Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2022-05-13 05:57:26 UTC
Fedora can't ship ffmpeg from rpmfusion as it contains patented code. That needs to be done by user itself.

Comment 4 spawelpub 2022-05-13 16:22:17 UTC
I know, but I'm wondering if user can be noticed about this when his video is not playing?

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