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    Default Mozilla Firefox 24 Moves Ahead With Modest Changes

    Phoronix: Mozilla Firefox 24 Moves Ahead With Modest Changes

    Firefox 24.0 is now available today with a variety of modest changes for the Linux / OS X / Windows version while Firefox for Android has some of the more interesting features this round...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2Mzc

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    Michael you missed one pretty major feature...Firefox 24 is the version that ships with h.264 support via gstreamer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794282#c78 Check sources of configure.in "MOZ_GSTREAMER=1" is set) Youtubers MIGHT be able to finally go flash-less since many videos worked fine in html5, but didnt have webm versions only h264 versions.

    This is based off of the gstreamer 0.10 API, gstreamer 1 support is still in the works: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=806917

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    Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledar View Post
    Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
    You still need flash to play some videos. This is because of drm requirements.

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    They completely f.. up Click to play (see the zine forums). Any news on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moiman View Post
    You still need flash to play some videos. This is because of drm requirements.
    Use Flashgot. I've yet to find a video I can't just download the .webm even when it complains that you need Flash installed. I've only found 2 videos in about a year that didn't have a .webm, and when that doesn't work I can always grab the .mp4, .flv or .3gpp file all without having Flash instaled.

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    Unhappy Animated gifs

    It'd be nice if gif animation could finally be made user-selectable, e.g with a click.

    For now it's "about:config" and them common pests set to "none".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledar View Post
    Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
    You don't need flash for youtube. There are ways to play monetized/drm videos. This is for sites like vimeo, vine, instagram whatever hasn't moved to .webm

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    Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
    Detach chat window from Firefox Social is useless, nobody use this non-standard Firefox-only thing.
    Improved SVG support and developer tools is great though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
    For you, I have an extension installed primarily for this feature.

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