[winswitch] Fedora33 xpra h264 encoding support not working

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Wed May 26 14:30:37 BST 2021

> As a slight aside to this. My "dnf install xpra" from the Fedora33
> repositories + rpmfusion + fedora-cisco-openh264 repositories does in
> fact have h264 and h265 support. So I presume the Fedora33 standard
> ffmpeg is being extended to support h264 by "plugin" h264 packages from
> those external repos. I'm not sure it supports hardware vaapi h264/h265
> though.
> Actually I see that the Fedora33 xpra is using xpra-codecs-freeworld
> from rpmfusion.
> I presume with those hardware codecs the license is with the hardware ?
IANAL but I believe you are correct.

> xpra encoding
> codecs and csc modules found:
* no libyuv csc
* no webp and jpeg decoders or encoders
* x265 is force enabled
This is just a terrible set of compilation options and a perfect example
of why downstream packages should be avoided.


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