With today’s GStreamer update, you are able to watch WebM videos. That means you can enjoy Youtube with a stock Fedora 13. You need the following ingredients:
- The updates-testing repository enabled until the update hits the stable repository.
- A browser that uses GStreamer, such as Epiphany or Midori.
- Opting in to the Youtube HTML5 beta.
- A Youtube video that is already provided in WebM, such as this one.
This update will also arrive in Fedora 12.
And because quite a few people have asked about this in bug reports or email, I will note that this will be the last feature update I intend to do for GStreamer packages on Fedora 12. As GStreamer updates are quite intrusive and can have unexpected consequences, I don’t like to push new packages into releases unless I run them myself and can easily debug them. So if you want up-to-date GStreamer packages, you will always have to run the latest Fedora release – or of course any non-released alpha, beta or rawhide.