I am using
Firefox (Iceweasel) 24 in
Debian Wheezy. When I go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 it shows me that my browser does not support
When I go to the same URL with
Chrome, it shows
H.264 is supported
After googling, I found few debian bug reports about this. Seems that
H.264 is disabled deliberately. Indeed when I go to
about:buildconfig in Firefox, I see it has been compiled with
I am confused why this is disabled. Is this a technical reason, or a "license/free software" issue
Is there any simple way to enable
H.264 in my browser (short of recompiling my own iceweasel package) ?
Can somebody please explain the situation and why it arose ?
I have all necessary packages installed:
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libx264-123 libavutil51 libavformat53 libavcodec53 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good chromium-browser