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I'm on Fedora 26 and I'd like to be able to play certain video formats which I can only play by installing packages from a non-free repository.

However, I do not want to install any packages that are not fully open source (e.g. contain proprietary binary blobs).

On the rpmfusion FAQ page it is suggested to install: gstreamer-plugins-ugly and gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-ffmpeg.

I know that ffmpeg is not completely open source because of its NVENC library and maybe even more.

So, my question is: Do the above mentioned packages contain any kind of proprietary binary blobs or other closed source components or are they completely open source?

  • ffmpeg is completely open-source. Certain optional libraries are under different licenses and may not be open source. Since you wish to play videos, NVENC is not necessary. – Gyan Jul 4 '17 at 12:21
  • NVENC may not be neccessary, but is it in the gstreamer-ffmpeg package anyways? – Forivin Jul 4 '17 at 12:31

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