OpenH264 in Fedora

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat Nov 2 16:23:28 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 08:11:48 -0700,
   Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at> wrote:
>I personally believe it would probably be helpful to the discussion if
>Fedora is able to reach a (preliminary?) decision on if OpenH264 (as
>described) will be able to be used by Fedora systems (e.g. by having
>something analogous to codec buddy go install the codec to give all
>Fedora systems H.264 support) in order to provide feedback to the
>working group. If a decision to mandate H.264 in WebRTC means that
>Fedora systems would be unable to comply with the specification, that
>would be unfortunate.

I don't see mandating H.264 in WebRTC as a good thing. So I'd rather not 
see Fedora people spend time supporting it, as opposed to doing other 
Fedora related work. And for people that don't need to worry about software 
patents or who don't worry about practising them without proper licensing, 
they can use x264 from RPMFusion.

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