Can't open .webp files

Bug #1318327 reported by Guillermo Lo Coco on 2014-05-11
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
eog (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Please, add webp support.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Misaki (myjunkmail311006) wrote :

The bug for libwebp seems to be Bug #1407644. Should one of these bugs be marked as a duplicate and the other project added to the list of affected projects?

I notice that ffmpeg (possibly with the right compile options) can open .webp files, and ffmpeg uses the GNU General Public License version 2+ though that particular decoder might not.

eog also seems to use the GNU General Public License version 2+.

The other bug report says that using a gdk-pixbuf loader is the right way to extend support, but in the meantime, could eog just use code from ffmpeg, or even ffmpeg directly? (Imagemagick, for example, uses ffmpeg to open video files.) It seems that having a poor solution may be better than having no solution, if there is currently no motivation to implement the 'correct' solution.

Changed in eog:
status: New → Confirmed
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