More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change (The Chromium Blog)
Posted Jan 15, 2011 11:30 UTC (Sat) by kepstin
Parent article: More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change (The Chromium Blog)
I've always wondered why more browsers don't do like what Epiphany (with WebkitGTK+) does, and simply not ship any video codecs at all. Instead, use system media libraries WebkitGTK+ uses GStreamer, which means on most Linux distributions itll play WebM and Theora just fine, and if you get Fluendos codecs or the ffmpeg decoder itll play H.264 (and a bunch of other formats besides).
Why is this an issue at all?
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