OpenH264 in Fedora
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Mon Nov 4 19:10:22 UTC 2013
On Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 19:30:12 +0100,
Alberto Ruiz <aruiz at redhat.com> wrote:
>In the meantime we have to be practical, if Mozilla+Google have failed
>to push for VP8 and accepted that for now H264 is the way to go, I am
>afraid that the reality is that by making it hard to get H264 decoding
>in Fedora for users the only thing we are going to achieve is scaring
>users away and diminishing the quality perception of Fedora. That is a
>net loss for free software.
Being practical in the short term can have long term consequences, working
against getting what we want ever.
>A media codec should not be a system wide component (I'd go as far as
>saying it should not be user-session wide, but application bundled).
codecs process data provided provided by untrusted sources, for security
reasons you don't want these bundled with apps.
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