Fedora 24 has a new repository to enable OpenH264 decoding in Mozilla Firefox by enabling a specific repository. As described in the Wiki page, this is already available on newly installed systems.
As part of the packages contained in the Multimedia repository, there is also OpenH264 and support for it in both FFMpeg and Gstreamer Plugins. These packages conflict with the packages provided in the OpenH264 repository, so I’m now providing a custom build of the Mozilla integration along with FFMpeg and Gstreamer packages. This is due to the fact that:
- I’m providing a more recent OpenH264 Gstreamer plugin as part of the “bad” package
- I use slightly different names for the OpenH264 packages themselves
- I’m providing Firefox H264 support also for CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
These new packages are already available now along with other small updates in other packages; so to install OpenH264 support for Firefox:
dnf/yum install mozilla-openh264
This work is also part of the Fedora 25 (rawhide) packages that I plan to publish next week (as time permits…) which will include OpenH264 1.6 and an FFMpeg with support for it along with other Nvidia enablements. FFMpeg support is finally for both encoding and decoding.