RE: Videos in HTML5 will not work
@jimunderscorep said in Videos in HTML5 will not work:
If you are on ubuntu (or derivative distro, (e.g. mint, kde neon, k/u/lubuntu etc), why don't you just install chromium ffmpeg codecs extra?
@jimunderscorep said in opera beta 51.0.2830.23 linux debian x64 problem with display films into faceboobk tweeter etc (adobe flash player):
Expert's advice on the above
From time to time, someone will post a "solution" to the libffmpeg problem. This will either be "install this ubuntu's chromium ffmpeg codecs package by hand to get the... precious html5 support" or "get that tar,gz from herecura's repo, untar it and move libffmpeg to the right place to make it work".
Both are wrong because they refer to packages built for a different distro (ubuntu in the first case, arch in the second), and definitely built with a different set of libraries and compilers. Do not do that unless you want to break your system or browser.
I looked at the post in your signature....
If someone is on debian and they extract libffmpeg.so from the ubuntu package: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
They won't break their browser (assuming that they grab a compatible version) and they won't break their system.
Ubuntu uses the same libraries and compilers that Debian does (since it based on debian).
Furthermore, the way that the source for libffmpeg is written (with standard inferfaces: libav, etc) means that code compiled for one system will work on other systems that are also use the same libraries, etc.
(In other words, something compiled on a derivative system can be used on the parent system, provided that the compiled code only relies on code from the parent system).
A second, but more complicated option, is to directly build libffmpeg from the chromium-browser source -- which is exactly what every packager of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra does.
(the latter is what I do -- compile from source; only because I was having issues finding the extract version of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra (depending on the version I might find it or not).