SOLVED: Linux opera not playing videos

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mister_v
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SOLVED: Linux opera not playing videos

Post by mister_v »

Hi,

I use the browser Opera but it is not playing (all) videos.
a problem with the diver or codex ?

But in chrome or firefox (on the same PC) do play the videos.

Anyone know how to fix this?
I like opera as a browser.
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chris
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Re: Linux opera not playing videos

Post by chris »

I think the real reason is a legal issue,
that Opera does have all the licences to plat the video (codecs).

But there is a way around.
If you have chrome or chromium installed, you can use their drive

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sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
Then delete the file that opera use

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sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
and replace it (simlink)

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sudo ln -s /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/
or (depends what is installed)

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sudo ln -s /snap/chromium/1912/usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera
mister_v
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Re: Linux opera not playing videos

Post by mister_v »

Ok, thanks that explains thing.
The workaround works.
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