Whitelist for gmp-plugins

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Plug-ins
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: sworddragon2, Unassigned)

Tracking

40 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150807094550



Actual results:

Currently it is possible to blacklist single gmp-plugins for example with media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled or to blacklist all gmp-plugins with media.gmp-provider.enabled.


Expected results:

Maybe there could also be a whitelist to enable single gmp-plugins which would then prevent gmp-plugins from new Firefox versions to be enabled automatically.
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Updated

3 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 1

3 years ago
There is no need for this. We only use a GMP plugin if we have specific code in the platform that looks for it, so we only load the we already know about (clearkey, OpenH264, and Adobe Primetime) and any others would do nothing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 2

3 years ago
I have troubles to fully understand your post. At least here is a use case I have thought of: The user wants to have a specific gmp-plugin (for example Adobe Primetime to look videos on Netflix) but doesn't want that any future version of Firefox does automatically download and enable another new gmp-plugin.

Comment 3

3 years ago
That kind of custom config is not something we will support. The complexity cost of the additional prefs (hidden or visible) is too high.
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