Thursday, April 19, 2012

gstreamer as a multimedia backend in Firefox

Wow. After such a long time it happened. Gstreamer can be used as a multimedia backend in Firefox!

So what does this mean? I believe not much yet for the enduser, at least this is a very nice infrastructure change to enable stuff like hardware acceleration e.g. on mobile devices. And from my point of view also a good separation: Do one thing and do it well. Let gstream do the multimedia stuff and Mozilla all that compositing.

Maybe this can be enabled in Fedora - at compile time - to get an maybe accelerated experience. or better codec support e.g. h264 for those who need it (e.g. by using Fluendos codec pack) or even my always favored Dirac!


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