OpenH264 in Fedora

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Sat Nov 2 19:46:53 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-11-02 at 13:28 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 13:55:47 -0400,
>    Matthias Clasen <mclasen at> wrote:
> >On Sat, 2013-11-02 at 12:01 -0500, Jon 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?
> >
> >Why ? Is there any problem with using webm for this ?
> Because some browser manufacturers are refusing to use vp8. The Nokia 
> threat still gives them some cover, even though Google paid off the 
> patent holding group (other than Nokia) for H.264 to get them to say vp8 
> (and vp9) is OK.
> Some of these are anti-google and also benefit from h.264 licensing. 
> If h.264 is mandatory in the spec, then they can refuse to implement vp8 
> with the excuse that it isn't needed since everyone is supposed to be able 
> to use h.264.

Sure, I know all of that. But what does it have to do with screencasts
in gnome-shell ?

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