Re: chromium-browser from experimental has included h.264 by default?
On Monday 10 May 2010 17:36:59 Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 22:36 +0200, Giuseppe Iuculano wrote:
> > If you can watch youtube html5 video, probably you have installaed
> > libavcodec52, libavformat52 and libavutil50 from debian-multimedia or
> > other third repositories.
> Why? Debian ships decoders for H264, so it should work out of the box,
> without third party repositories.
> From the ffmpeg README.Debian:
> Currently the following video encoders are disabled in the ffmpeg
> package: H263, H264, MPEG2 video, MPEG4 and MS-MPEG4. No *decoders*
> are disabled in any the ffmpeg package!
> Or am I missing something here? :)
Yes, ffmpeg in Debian ships decoders for these formats, but no encoders. You
can verify by looking at a build log for any architecture. For example here's
the build log for i386 . grep 'ffmpeg -formats'. Explanations as to why can
be found at  and .