Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Efika MX and H264 video tag

Just a quick post to say that I have managed to get Chromium to play HTML5 video tag with H264 source.

The trick is to install extra codecs for Chromium.

apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

If you do that, it will ask for your permission to remove the chromium-codecs-ffmpeg package. It's okay to do so. That's all, folks.


  1. Hi,
    is there something else to do?
    I installed extra ffmpeg codecs but I cannot load H264 videos on Youtube :(

  2. Hello,

    Did you switch to HTML5 program on Youtube? Youtube defaults to use Flash, I think. Follow this link http://www.youtube.com/html5 if you have not.