Ticket #1566 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Enable H.264 HTML5 playback for Firefox on cluster machines via gstreamer

Reported by: slz Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords: html5 h.264 firefox gstreamer
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

Firefox on Linux has supported H.264 playback via the gstreamer plugin since at least version 24. On Ubuntu 14.04, this is achieved by installing the package

gstreamer1.0-libav

This can be tested with links such as  http://www.html5videoplayer.net/html5video/mp4-h-264-video-test/ or  https://vimeo.com/1084537 (the latter would fall back to Flash if there is no
H.264 support).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by slz

This should probably go into debathena-extra-software, which will allow it to be automatically installed by debathena-workstation and debathena-cluster.

The corresponding package in precise should be gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg.

In addition, we can put gstreamer1.0-vaapi, which enables hardware accelerated playback via VAAPI whenever available, in the Recommends.

Last edited 6 years ago by slz (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by andersk

Confirmed on a cluster machine that installing gstreamer1.0-libav enables H.264 playback. However, I can’t get hardware acceleration to work, even with gstreamer1.0-vaapi (as reported by “Supports Hardware H264 Decoding” in about:support). Perhaps this is not possible on Intel graphics cards?

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