Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#13613 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Backport FFv34's H.264 support to TorBrowser

Reported by: Borkin Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: arthuredelstein Actual Points:
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Whereas Firefox version 34 will support H.264 video formats natively and with no need for a plugin

Whereas A significant number of websites now support said video format, and even offering H.264 videos in place of Flash when the latter isn't supported/plugin not installed

Whereas TorBrowser blocks Flash plugin, disabling Flash support

Whereas TorBrowser, based on Firefox version 31.x.x ESR, does not support H.264 video format

Therefore, since TorBrowser neither supports Flash nor H.264, reducing its usability when a significant number of websites are now supporting H.264, even offering the latter in place of Flash when it is not supported

And since backporting H.264 support to TorBrowser will significantly increase its usability and therefore increase its user base and by consequences its overall users' anonymity

Therefore, backporting H.264 support to TorBrowser is a major enhancement, if not a necessity

So please, kindly backport H.264 support to TorBrowser from Firefox version 34

Thank you

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arthuredelstein

Cc: arthuredelstein added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I don't think we'll backport this given we want to concentrate on the switch to ESR38.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: TorBrowser video support video flash H.264 firefox removed
Severity: Normal
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