Firefox 30 is here

Tuesday, 10th June 2014 via

The new version of Mozilla Firefox is here. The most notable feature in this version is that Firefox 30 brings support for GStreamer 1.0. This means that in some distros it would be possible to play proprietary files using the OS libraries in your web browser.

If you are using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and the new Firefox version, you only need to install1) the restricted plug-ins in command-line with

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Gstreamer option enabled by default in Firefox 30

More changes in Mozilla Release Notes2) are:

  • Sidebars button in browser to make access easier to social media, and bookmarks, among others.
  • In Mac OS X can be used the command-E to find a term to selected text
  • More security and performances fixes!

If you want to download the new Firefox, but it still isn't in your repo, go and get it in

Mozilla Firefox 30 running an HTML player with the H.264 proprietary format using GStreamer 1.04)
1) (Dec. 2013). “How do I get HTML5 h.264 Video working on Firefox?”. Available On-line in
Mozilla (Tue, 10th June 2014). “Release Notes” Available On-line in
Mozilla. “Downloads”. Available On-line in
4) “HTML5 tests – video”. Available On-line in

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