[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:
Parent ID:                |         Points:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:18 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)

 446 // We want to enable on non-release  builds and on release windows and
 447 // but on release builds restrict to YouTube. We don't enable for
 448 // configurations because code for those platforms isn't ready yet.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17970#comment:19>
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