On 04/28/19 09:00 PM, Gary Mills wrote:
On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 06:30:51PM +0200, Michal Nowak wrote:
As of today Firefox 60.6.1 ESR is available in the hipster repository.
This is excellent news. Thanks. I'm anxious to try it out.
This version brings major changes compared to the former 52 ESR version.
Thanks to it's "Quantum" Rust core, Firefox is way more performant in web
rendering than it used to be. Some web sites (like GitHub) are now working
Does this version include the H.264 video codec? I tried to watch
the live video stream from NASA a few weeks ago, but it didn't work.
Apparently the H.264 codec is required for this stream.
The Firefox plugin for this codec was built by Cisco and made
available for free for several operating systems, but not for illumos
or Solaris. Perhaps we can convince Cisco to build one for us?
As H.264 and other codecs should be provided by ffmpeg, which in our
case is either library/audio/gstreamer1/plugin/libav or
library/audio/gstreamer/plugin/ffmpeg, both from hipster-encumbered
repo, so Cisco OpenH264 is not needed.
There are several ways to tell if your system & Firefox support H.264 codec:
http://www.html5videoplayer.net/videos/toystory.mp4 (H.264 AVC part10)
The only NASA stream I found is https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive which is
basically embedded Live YouTube, "nerd stats" show "avc1" codec, that is
I have following gstreamer components installed:
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