[tbb-bugs] #17970 [Tor Browser]: Build against GStreamer 1.0 by default on Linux

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#17970: Build against GStreamer 1.0 by default on Linux
 Reporter:  slycelote     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement   |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium        |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser   |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal        |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  AffectsTails  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by intrigeri):

 Replying to [comment:14 FireballDWF]:
 > gstreamer dependency has been removed from Firefox 46 according to
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1234092 and may have been
 removed as early as Firefox 44 according to

 Thanks. So perhaps it's not worth putting time+energy into changing which
 version of GStreamer we build against: long term, we'll get the
 functionality we need via MSE instead.

 But it would be nice to have a short-term workaround. It was suggested on
 the Tails bug tracker to set these prefs:

 media.mediasource.enabled true
 media.fragmented-mp4.exposed true
 media.fragmented-mp4.ffmpeg true
 media.fragmented-mp4.gmp true

 ... and I confirm this fixes MPEG-4 video support for me. Do Tor Browser
 developers think it's safe to apply these changes in Tails? (and ideally
 in TBB)

 If preferred I can create a dedicated ticket about this short-term
 workaround topic, so that we can close (as rejected, I guess) this one.
 Or, we can repurpose this one.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17970#comment:18>
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