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Offline meo

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[Solved] Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« on: August 27, 2023, 05:43:59 AM »
Hi again guys!

You are great! But is there anyway to play mp4 videos in firefox (using piCore)? Could mp4 videos be played in piCore in another way? Thanks beforehand!

// meo
« Last Edit: August 29, 2023, 06:17:15 AM by Rich »
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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2023, 05:53:39 AM »
You can use ffplay, provided by the ffmpeg extension.

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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2023, 08:13:10 AM »
Thanks for your response. I have ffmpeg ondemand. So if I load that vill mp4 videos work in Firefox? // meo
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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2023, 08:14:26 AM »
Also, if you load the ffmpeg extension then firefox will play .mp4 videos

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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2023, 08:34:07 AM »
You can use https://html5test.com/ to check, but yes, ffmpeg will enable mp4 playback in Firefox.

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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2023, 12:15:55 PM »
Hi juanito! The video plays but there is no audio. I have alsa loaded. Do I need to load another extension? I have my RPi hooked up to a flatscreen TV (old but works). Any help will be greatly appreciated. // meo
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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2023, 12:26:54 PM »
Hi meo
In addition to ALSA, Firefox now also requires pulseaudio.tcz.
Be sure to read the  .info  file:
http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv7/tcz/pulseaudio.tcz.info

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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2023, 12:38:18 PM »
Thanks Rich! My brain feels kind of fried right now so I have to let it cool down. Have solved a bunch of other quirks today so I think I need some sleep. Will give it a shot tomorrow. Thanks  to y'all! // meo
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Re: Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2023, 04:47:53 AM »
Thanks a bunch guys! Now it works like a charm. Couldn't be better. Thanks again!  // meo
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Re: [Solved] Is there anyway to play mp4 videos in Firefox?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2023, 06:19:02 AM »
Hi meo
Thanks for reporting your success. I've marked this thread as solved.