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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Lost support for H.264 video in browsers

    Quote Originally Posted by theo222 View Post
    This is good news!
    Btw. you don't have to remove chromium.
    When you remove libavcodec58, YaST asks you if you want to downgrade Chromium to 66.0.3359.170-158.1
    So you can still have both until the problem is fixed ( although not the latest version of Chromium ).
    there are two issues with keeping an old version of chromium arround
    #1 unless you lock it
    Code:
    zypper al chromium
    running an update either with zypper up or from the update applet will reinstall the broken ffmpeg-4 libraries
    #2 running old software especially browsers can be a security risk

    my suggestion would be remove chromium for the time being and if you want a chromium based browser use chrome from google
    https://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/
    and keep an aye on packman's ffmpeg-4 packages (currently there are only TW and LEAP 15.0 builds)
    http://packman.links2linux.org/package/ffmpeg-4
    when a LEAP 42.3 build is out you can reinstall chromium and update the ffmpeg libraries to version 58

  2. #12

    Default Re: Lost support for H.264 video in browsers

    It's working again.
    Changing vendor of libavcodec58 to Packman does it.

    Thank you.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Lost support for H.264 video in browsers

    yes packaman has finally released ffmpeg-4 for LEAP 42.3 so Chromium and Firefox should work fine now if you have ffmpeg-4 from OSS you'd still need to do a vendor change to packman

  4. #14

    Default Re: Lost support for H.264 video in browsers

    I can confirm that after the last update it works.

  5. #15

    Smile Re: Lost support for H.264 video in browsers

    Thank you very much I_A and theo222! I had this problem for a long time and couldn't figure it out. After switching libavcodec58 and libavformat58 to packman, finally all videos play fine again, in both Firefox and Chromium.

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