Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

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palikacska
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Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by palikacska » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:44 pm

I'm so glad and thankful that you continue the support for Windows XP on the first place.

Nevertheless, I'm begging you to provide me a simple way of HTML5 playback of WebM VP8 and H.264. I don't want Flash Player playing YouTube videos. It is slow! Also I don't want to use outdated Chrome for just YouTube. I would like to use SlimJet for everything and get rid of my outdated Chrome.

Whenever I go to YouTube, it loads videos with Adobe Flash Player.

When I check the HTML5 support page, https://www.youtube.com/html5 ... it shows me this.
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Please fix this, maybe in the next release. It is okay for me if I need to copy an FFMpeg DLL into a directory manually, but I would like to get rid of Flash Player for online videos.

flashpeak
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Re: Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by flashpeak » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:22 pm

Adding h.264 support in XP is impossible since h.264 codec is not available in Windows XP. I am not exactly sure why VP8 is missing as well in XP. I can take a look at that one.
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cwm4bama
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Re: Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by cwm4bama » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:40 pm

You would be wise to install Flashblock in Slimjet...it stops all Flash modules from loading and playing until, or unless, you authorize it by clicking the place holder displayed with the "F' symbol and saying click here to view..

Works great with Slimjet... :idea:

palikacska
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Re: Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by palikacska » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:08 pm

cwm4bama, I know about that. However if I disable Flash, then YouTube videos won't play at all (since HTML5 video playing is broken as there is neither VP8 nor H.264).
flashpeak wrote:Adding h.264 support in XP is impossible since h.264 codec is not available in Windows XP. I am not exactly sure why VP8 is missing as well in XP. I can take a look at that one.
This is hard to believe. Google can add its H.264 into Chrome (on XP) and also there are many ports of FFMpeg, LibAVcodec, etc. that can decode H.264 under Windows XP. Why would it be impossible?

cwm4bama
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Re: Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by cwm4bama » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:43 am

To palikacska

That's how Flashblock works, it blocks all Flash activity unless you enable it by clicking on the "F" placeholder.

I view youtube videos all the time just by clicking the Flash OK symbol in upper-left corner of the placeholder, the video then loads and plays..

TryKindness
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Re: Both VP8 and H.264 are still unavailable under Win XP!

Post by TryKindness » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:24 pm

palikacska wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:08 pm
This is hard to believe. Google can add its H.264 into Chrome (on XP) and also there are many ports of FFMpeg, LibAVcodec, etc. that can decode H.264 under Windows XP. Why would it be impossible?
flashpeak was referring to the fact that XP itself doesn't provide the support to play web H.264 content.
Playing H.264 web content in XP is indeed completely possible and many browsers already do it, but those browsers accomplish this using plugins/files/components that are included with the browser.
I'm guessing Slimjet doesn't include any such thing because they're worried about license violations.

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