Bug 966895 - h264 is present in the system but not accessible by ekiga
h264 is present in the system but not accessible by ekiga
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ekiga (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Peter Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-24 04:44 EDT by Luis Busquets
Modified: 2013-05-24 08:27 EDT (History)
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Feature: Codec h264 for ekiga Reason: A codec h264 library is already in the system as it is accessbile by other programs to decode, e.eg. xine, ffmpeg but ekig cannot use it Result (if any): Codec h264 available in the video codecs menu of ekiga
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Last Closed: 2013-05-24 08:27:39 EDT
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Description Luis Busquets 2013-05-24 04:44:48 EDT

I have x264-libs installed in my system which, as far as I know, provides h264 video codec to ffmepg. however, this library is not accessible by ekiga which does not report h264 as an available codec in the menu of video codec. Could it be made that ekiga be aware that this library exists and to uses it?
Comment 1 Peter Robinson 2013-05-24 08:27:39 EDT
Fedora mainline explicitly prohibits the use of h264 and other encumbered codecs and as a result we explicitly disable those codecs in ekiga. You would need to manually rebuild the opal package to enable it with the original source from upstream as we also remove the source code that supports h264 


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