Installing the Cisco OpenH264 Codec for WebCC on GNU/Linux

Batch processing machines must have the Cisco OpenH264 library installed in order to be able to generate small preview movies for WebCC. Because of copyright restriction, this codec must be downloaded off Cisco's servers as it is installed.

There are two ways to installing the Cisco OpenH264 library, both of which will automatically download the library and store it in the Harmony installation directory:

  • By running the openh264_control.sh script packaged with Harmony
  • By running the Harmony installation script with the -openh264 parameter.
NOTE: Installing the Cisco OpenH264 library requires a working Internet connection.