Nevermind web browsing sucks, Chromium doesn't have or can't play h.264 codec videos on my website, but can play Youtube videos for some reason 🤔.

Firefox can play them but the play back is bad.

I installed the h.264 codec and can play mp4s easily on the desktop but not the browser.

Might be because I'm on a live USB but I doubt it because the browser should be loaded into RAM.

System uses 6.4GBs idle WTF.

@SplitShockVirus I ran into a load of problems trying to encode MP4 videos (with ffmpeg) that work on the web e.g. Twitter.

Basically "the web" requires not just H.264 but particular pixel formats and other settings like audio codec.

This page gave me some clues:

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