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Thu Mar 8 00:52:42 UTC 2012
(In reply to Ralph Giles (:rillian) from comment #241)
> My opinion is that we shouldn't land these patches at this time.
I think your main points are:
1) Holding the line against for royalty-free codecs
2) Security issues
I'm not sure, whether using gstreamer would HAVE to result in mp4
support. You could probably limit gstreamer to specific container/codec
combinations on purpose. Also, including another library always includes
However, I'm not convinced that FireFox does the best it can to playback
videos. Especially on older systems, I expected HTML5 to be faster than
Flash. Turns out, HTML5 on youtube is worse than Flash - at least in
FireFox. Firefox uses slightly more CPU and the X server process
consumes more than twice as much CPU as when using Flash. Using a native
player consumes less than half the CPU time flash needs and of course
much less than half the HTML5 player on youtube.
As far as I understand, it was also raised in this thread that using
gstreamer can have advantages in those areas as well (vaapi, vdpau,
opengl?). I leave it up to you, whether improvements in these areas are
to be achieved with or without gstreamer.
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