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Bug 329641 - www-client/chromium: Add USE="vpx" to enable VP8
Summary: www-client/chromium: Add USE="vpx" to enable VP8
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Chromium Project
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-07-23 21:33 UTC by Fiona Klute
Modified: 2010-08-26 05:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

Add USE="vpx" to enable VP8 support (chromium-use-vpx.patch,934 bytes, patch)
2010-07-23 21:34 UTC, Fiona Klute
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Description Fiona Klute 2010-07-23 21:33:17 UTC
www-client/chromium applies "chromium-disable-vp8-r1.patch" to remove VP8 support. A comment in the ebuild gives the following reason:
"Disable VP8 until we have a recent enough system-provided ffmpeg."

However, media-video/ffmpeg-0.6 has been in the tree for quite a while and does support VP8 if USE="vpx" is set. Therefore, it should be possible to enable VP8 with a use-flag that adds the appropriate dependency.

I'll upload a patch against the chromium-6.0.472.0.ebuild that works for me.
Comment 1 Fiona Klute 2010-07-23 21:34:25 UTC
Created attachment 239955 [details, diff]
Add USE="vpx" to enable VP8 support
Comment 2 Paweł Hajdan, Jr. (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-08 05:16:18 UTC
Thank you for the patch. I'm going to unconditionally require ffmpeg[vpx] and drop the patch after we have a dev channel release with a newer branch than 472.
Comment 3 Paweł Hajdan, Jr. (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-26 05:40:51 UTC
More recent ebuilds use bundled ffmpeg. I will likely use something like this patch when switching back.