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Re: chromium-browser from experimental has included h.264 by default?

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 22:36:00 (CEST), Giuseppe Iuculano wrote:

> Chromium in Debian is built against the system FFmpeg headers via
> pkg-config.  This means when Chromium is launched it will assume that
> FFmpeg is present in the system library path.  In this way you can
> decide which codecs chromium will use.

Surely not. Chromium ships a *private* copy of ffmpeg, more precisely, a
fork of ffmpeg called ffmpeg-mt. Debian does not include ffmpeg-mt
because of bug #575600 (tagged wontfix). Moreover, Debian's copy of
ffmpeg will always be out-of-date.

I wonder why the security team hasn't vetoed this move...

> If you can watch youtube html5 video, probably you have installaed
> libavcodec52, libavformat52 and libavutil50 from debian-multimedia[1] or
> other third repositories.

Installing packages from that repo will break existing packages in
debian, e.g. vlc and mplayer.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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