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[Feature-request]Google Webp support [released]

asked 2015-06-11 14:58:22 +0300

BirdZhang gravatar image

updated 2015-06-11 14:58:46 +0300

WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web.

I compile it and no apps support it yet

sailfish-browser and jolla-gallery may use this link: include and rebuild


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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by molan
close date 2018-06-12 11:40:30.970025



It could make sense to use them for icons instead of png files, as they compress better/may be decoded in hardware.

mikelima ( 2015-06-12 11:35:46 +0300 )edit

Good and #unlike idea. :)

MartinK ( 2015-06-12 15:29:03 +0300 )edit

Sorry for bit necromancy, but I also like the idea of having support, libwebp compiles in jolla and it seems that QT also supports it now... ( , so it's non-sense having not support at all.

In other hand, the idea of replacing icons I don't like it, it's better to stay away from Google dependencies.

JustDeVZero ( 2015-10-09 06:07:58 +0300 )edit

Support added in Sailfish OS 2.2.0

molan ( 2018-06-12 11:40:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-08-30 17:58:09 +0300

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same situation with Openjpeg (JPEG2000 support) when building from scratch.

One step forward is to build gstreamer-plugins-bad1.0 after setting up webp and openjpeg so that it will include support for it automatically: affter that gst-inspect-1.0 returns new entries

webp: webpdec: WebP image decoder
openjpeg: openjpegdec: OpenJPEG JPEG2000 decoder
openjpeg: openjpegenc: OpenJPEG JPEG2000 encoder
jp2kdecimator: jp2kdecimator: JPEG2000 decimator
typefindfunctions: image/webp: webp
typefindfunctions: image/jp2: jp2

and from now on apps using gstreamer for decoding may support these image formats.

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release (Jolla1/Fairphone2 and NOT JOLLA C) available in warehouse: link

lpr ( 2016-09-19 21:05:33 +0300 )edit

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