Friday, 27 April 2012

Google Music HTML5 audio not working in Chromium?

Just a heads-up to anybody struggling to get the experimental HTML5 audio feature (in labs) in Google Music working running under Linux...

In Ubuntu at least, you need to replace the package chromium-codecs-ffmpeg with chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra by doing the following...


sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra


...Restart chromium and viola!

Hope this helps somebody :)

10 comments:

Gavin said...

Hey, thanks a lot for this! Play Music should have this as a warning, IMO. I've been using Firefox for it for a while now.

Andrew Higginson said...

No problem, glad it helped somebody :)

Wolveus said...

life saver! thanks dude :D

Jonas said...

Kudos!

Andy said...

This didn't work for me. I'm using Ubuntu 12.1 and Chrome 25.0.1364.97. Using HTML 5 makes all my music on Google Play sound like it's distorted and bitcrushed (i.e. reduced to like 4 or 8 bits). It sounds terrible! For now, I have just disabled HTML5 audio in the Music Lab settings, and that works for me.

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Brooks Beverstock said...

Thanks, for HTML5 Music! And introducing me to the new slick look of blogger.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! My RSS reader and a few other things would not work . . . One copy and paste later . . . Awesome. (lubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Damian Peterson said...

Thanks!

eternal404 said...

Hey thanks ! This solved my playback problems with youtube, vimeo and soundcloud :)