Bug 2121959 - mozilla-openh264 is missing in default install
Summary: mozilla-openh264 is missing in default install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openh264
Version: 39
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kalev Lember
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-08-27 19:32 UTC by josko
Modified: 2023-09-26 14:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2022-08-29 18:39:15 UTC
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Description josko 2022-08-27 19:32:11 UTC
Description of problem:
On a fresh install of Fedora 36, Youtube refuses to play some videos like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3gFBri0ZpU. Instead of playing, the error pops up and says: "An error occured. Try again later. (Playback ID: fBPIhprijn3DZILG)". I was unable to load the video even after refreshing the page.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox 100 & 104

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Additional info:
Running in terminal "dnf install -y ffmpeg-free" with RPM repositories enabled the problem was fixed. I don't know if this is much of a bug but newer Linux users would benifit from having Firefox work out of the box.

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2022-08-29 18:28:31 UTC
It's because clean Fedora 36 install does not have mozilla-openh264 package installed - and that provides the H264 playback. mozilla-openh264 is required as

Recommends: mozilla-openh264 >= 2.1.1

so I'm not sure if that's supposed to be installed or not by default.

Comment 3 Michael Catanzaro 2022-08-29 18:39:15 UTC
We can't distribute this package. It should get pulled in on the first system upgrade.

(In reply to Martin Stransky from comment #2)
> These may be related:
> https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/84

The here goal is to install it automatically in the future.

Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2022-08-29 18:49:31 UTC
I just tested that and it is not puled by update. I need to run 'dnf install' explicitly.

Comment 5 Michael Catanzaro 2022-08-29 18:53:26 UTC
(In reply to Martin Stransky from comment #4)
> I just tested that and it is not puled by update. I need to run 'dnf
> install' explicitly.

Well that's terrible. :( It was probably broken by https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ExcludeFromWeakAutodetect.

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2023-04-25 18:25:09 UTC
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Comment 7 Kalev Lember 2023-04-25 19:19:27 UTC
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/AutoFirstBootServices is something that is supposed to help with this.

Comment 8 Fedora Release Engineering 2023-08-16 08:07:22 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora Linux 39 development cycle.
Changing version to 39.

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