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Adding chrome-codecs-ffmpeg-extra to Opera's repository

leoteodoro78
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    Ubuntu has in it's repositories a package called "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra" that is needy to play some youtube/twitter videos (anyway not only these two services). There are linux distribuitions that there's no this package in it's repositories, like Debian! Is there a possibility to add this package to Opera's repository?

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    jimunderscorep
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      Doing so will require them to build and maintain the entire chromium source package, which is like 500MB big, in order to make a tiny 1MB package which will contain only libffmpeg.so.

      When I switched to the chromium-based opera, I asked the same favor from Christian Marillat, owner and maintainer of deb-multimedia.org and his reply was no because of the size of the source package. So, if the maintainers of the stock repo refuse to do it (I remember there was a wishlist type asking for chromium-codecs-ffmpeg but I can not find it now), we are stuck.

      What opera MUST do is create some opera-(stable/beta/developer)-ffmpeg-codecs package which will provide a properly built libffmpeg.so, place it in /usr/lib/opera/lib_extra/ which is one of the paths opera uses to find libffmpeg by default, and totally remove that crappy libffmpeg.so that comes with now.

      (debian testing x64 user here)

      adasiko
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      Is there a possibility to add this package to Opera's repository?

      No. License restrictions.

      leoteodoro78
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        Is there a possibility to add this package to Opera's repository?

        No. License restrictions.

        So I need to contact ffmpeg developers? or the chromium project?

        jimunderscorep
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        jimunderscorep

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          The ffmpeg devs will probably say "it's not our business". The chromium devs will definitely say "if your distro does not package chromium's libffmpeg, then it's not our business".

          Chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-* packages, and a couple more, are built from chromium's source. It is on each distro's maintainer to judge which he will package and which he will drop. Take debian and ubuntu for instance.

          https://packages.debian.org/source/sid/chromium-browser

          https://packages.ubuntu.com/source/xenial/chromium-browser

          Debian makes 6 packages from the same source and ubuntu makes 9...

          dbriba
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            I have same issue with fedora, and solve problem with the fedora-russian repo : see this thread : https://forums.opera.com/discussion/1884152/opera-45-don039t-show-daylimotion-video#Item_5

            I don't know if it's possible, but if you download the source package and rebuild for your distro, may-be that work...