Playing MP4 with Chromium

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Playing MP4 with Chromium

Postby keydam » 2017-11-24 09:35

Hi there,

It's now been a few hours I'm looking for a solution, so here am I.

I use Stretch and Chromium, and as far as I know all my packages are up to date.
When I try to play a MP4 video with chromium, I get the following error :

[158:174:1123/] MediaEvent: MEDIA_ERROR_LOG_ENTRY {"error":"FFmpegDemuxer: demuxer error: 13"}

The same video will be played nicely by Firefox.

Has anyone of you any idea ?

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Re: Playing MP4 with Chromium

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-11-24 15:47

keydam wrote:The same video will be played nicely by Firefox.Has anyone of you any idea ?

1. Use Firefox for playing .mp4 videos. Drive space is plentiful, after all.
2. Download the said video (if applicable) and play it with Totem, VLC or whatever suits your fancy.
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Re: Playing MP4 with Chromium

Postby debiman » 2017-11-24 17:07

keydam wrote:{"error":"FFmpegDemuxer: demuxer error: 13"}

i'd try to find out what ffmpeg means when it throws an error 13.
maybe: ... ?id=731766 helps.
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Re: Playing MP4 with Chromium

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-26 00:57

Seems like the internal ffmpeg in Debian's Chromium is built without support for decoding mp4. Why they do this when Debian's regular ffmpeg is built with support escapes me.

Maybe the Slimjet solution would work, as it's based on Chromium:
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