[tbb-bugs] #18946 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Investigate fingerprinting potential of enabling H.264 on Linux

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#18946: Investigate fingerprinting potential of enabling H.264 on Linux
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  defect                               |  team
 Priority:  Medium                               |         Status:  new
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |      Milestone:
 Severity:  Normal                               |        Version:
 Keywords:  ff45-esr, tbb-fingerprinting,        |     Resolution:
  TorBrowserTeam201605                           |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:7 cypherpunks]:
 > If we keep saying this, isn't it going to make it harder in the future
 if Tor Project decides to distinguish OSes? (to me this looks likely)

 It's a valid concern. From my viewpoint, the benefits of making different
 platforms indistinguishable are outweighed by the costs of damaged
 usability and the huge effort required, particularly as there are a number
 of other things we still need to do with higher priority. But I am open to
 being persuaded otherwise.

 > By the way: someone on cypherpunks keep deleting this post

 Someone may have deleted your comment because it's somewhat off topic. I
 would suggest bringing the topic up in the tbb-dev mailing list instead,
 where I would be happy to discuss it further.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18946#comment:8>
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