[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#821154: chromium: crashes on video

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Sat Apr 16 14:20:26 UTC 2016

control: tag -1 help, confirmed
control: severity -1 grave
x-debbugs-cc: pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org

Jose A. Fernandez Gonzalez wrote:
> Version 49 of Chromium and earlier versions depend on ffmpeg libraries
> (libavcodec, libavformat, libavutil, ...) and it seems version 50 doesn't
> depend on those libraries, maybe the problem comes out with HTML5 content
> because of that.

Chromium's linking of ffmpeg has somehow changed, so ffmpeg.patch will
need to be updated, or the embedded copy of ffmpeg could be used

I don't have much free time right now, so it may be some time before I
get to this.  Help is appreciated.

allan wrote:
> I copied /home/username/.config/chromium to
> /home/username/.config/google-chrome and installed Chrome from google repos
> - video works.

That's not very surprising, google chrome will of course use embedded ffmpeg.

Best wishes,

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