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    Angry Firefox no longer plays *.mp4 files

    I disabled Packman repo, updated, then enabled Packman repo, and updated. Now Firefox won't play various media files (for instance, any animation on imgur). Is there an easy way to resolve this?

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    Default Re: Firefox no longer plays *.mp4 files

    Answer: install ffmpeg-4, and then accept vendor change to Packman for about 10 media related packages, restart Firefox. I wonder if I'm missing anything else though. Is there a zypper log I can peruse to see what was uninstalled or changed vendors in the past? => /var/log/zypp/history

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    Default Re: Firefox no longer plays *.mp4 files

    Quote Originally Posted by xorbe View Post
    Answer: install ffmpeg-4, and then accept vendor change to Packman for about 10 media related packages, restart Firefox. I wonder if I'm missing anything else though. Is there a zypper log I can peruse to see what was uninstalled or changed vendors in the past? => /var/log/zypp/history
    File /var/log/zypp/history is fine:

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # grep 2019-03 /var/log/zypp/history|grep -i ffmpeg
    2019-03-04 08:24:12|install|ffmpeg-4|4.1-6.8|x86_64||Packman|dcb34c68844b8519b7eefb660449e04d153cf4c9828be1f12a13971037ba175b|
    2019-03-08 19:52:31|install|ffmpeg-4|4.1.1-4.1|x86_64||Packman|040cf85d3123b1e5659d67f0d6895e229af44197cc73bdbd84bcc49bd210cf8d|
    2019-03-12 07:57:35|install|chromium-ffmpeg-extra|69.0.3497.100-2.5|x86_64||Packman|711186958df98fac95894e786d8f48f53eff6bb8615e7abde76e5997a9f53b29|
    2019-03-12 07:59:20|install|ffmpeg-4|4.1.1-4.2|x86_64||Packman|5cec232a0d661a3148096cc133ec01147e4c50a0cb55551f640a2f4b934c427a|
    2019-03-14 07:04:27|install|ffmpeg-4|4.1.1-5.1|x86_64||Packman|fdcfedbdc06598d2f8ddcb5009fb26aed9aad7a3a3840901e5d1f00ae64fa8a4|
    2019-03-14 07:04:35|install|ffmpegthumbs|18.12.3-1.1|x86_64||download.opensuse.org-oss|c6d0bb4cadda3f7d3603ca2b900db8f808f684363fd9aa2ddd7ccf221233009c|
    2019-03-14 07:04:36|install|ffmpegthumbs-lang|18.12.3-1.1|noarch||download.opensuse.org-oss|ccd5dd1e1cbfdab5d9402b867c6ed48e9932a927461f1be6057887857d818366|
    erlangen:~ #
    I ran zypper dup --auto-agree-with-licenses --allow-vendor-change this morning. When an error was reported I ran zypper ref -f && zypper dup --auto-agree-with-licenses --allow-vendor-change and everything was fine again.
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    Default Re: Firefox no longer plays *.mp4 files

    Quote Originally Posted by xorbe View Post
    I disabled Packman repo, updated, then enabled Packman repo, and updated. Now Firefox won't play various media files (for instance, any animation on imgur). Is there an easy way to resolve this?

    It is recommended to have all the multimedia from Packman, I have always done so and I have never had any problems with Firefox and with any player in general
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    Correct me if I'm wrong .
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    Default Re: Firefox no longer plays *.mp4 files

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    zypper dup --allow-vendor-change
    Oh wow, that pulled in everything, thanks for that!! I forgot about the change in zypper wrt vendor a while back.

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