OpenH264 in Fedora

Naheem Zaffar naheemzaffar at
Sat Nov 2 17:10:08 UTC 2013

>From my understanding, they can be used in any context.

It would probably be interesting if cisco can be convinced to make a
gstreamer plugin that is than automatically downloaded - that will
have a wide benefit.

(they have stated that they are willing to support as many platforms
as possible. Maybe because tey have a vested interest in it.)

On 2 November 2013 17:01, Jon <jdisnard at> wrote:
> Do the codes only apply to WebRTC consumers, or can these be used in
> other context?
> For example Gnome has ctrl+alt+shift+R to screen-cast, which saves in
> webM format.
> Could that switch to whatever h.264 format with Cisco bits?
> Maybe get the lawyers to look at this?
> -Jon Disnard
> irc: masta
> fas: parasense
> On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
>> 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.
>> --
>> devel mailing list
>> devel at
>> Fedora Code of Conduct:
> --
> -Jon
> --
> devel mailing list
> devel at
> Fedora Code of Conduct:

More information about the devel mailing list