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jgffopera
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    Playing videos on Twitter does not work again in the Opera browser for Linux; update needed.

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    christophffm
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    christophffm

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      Same sh*t every update again. I guess they don't want anybody to use their browser... guys! I copied libffmpeg.so from /usr/lib/chromium-browser/ to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera but it didn't help. Those who make this software probably never use it?

      Please fix this simple issue once and for all. Can't be so hard, can it?

      sgunhouse
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      sgunhouse

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      You indicate you copied a 32-bit library for a 64-bit version of Opera - of course it doesn't work. Make sure you have a 64-bit version of Chromium to copy the library from.

      christophffm
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      christophffm

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        Thank you for the hint. It works now if you copy

        libffmpeg.so

        from

        /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/oxide-qt/

        to

        /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera

        with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

        Sorry for being so upset. But if you want regular people to use this software then this "workaround" is already too much. Cause Opera is a excellent piece of software and if many people use it, it will be maintained in the future.

        denisftw
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        denisftw

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          Thank you for the hint. It works now if you copy libffmpeg.so from /usr/lib/x8664-linux-gnu/oxide-qt/ to /usr/lib/x8664-linux-gnu/opera with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sorry for being so upset. But if you want regular people to use this software then this "workaround" is already too much. Cause Opera is a excellent piece of software and if many people use it, it will be maintained in the future.

          Cool! I have no idea why overwriting the newer version of libffmpeg.so with the old one works, but it solves the problem.

          jimunderscorep
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          jimunderscorep

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            Why don't you just install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg and chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra since you are on ubuntu? And please remove the oxideqt-codecs and oxideqt-codecs-extra you seem to have installed...

            denisftw
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            denisftw

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              Why don't you just install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg and chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra since you are on ubuntu? And please remove the oxideqt-codecs and oxideqt-codecs-extra you seem to have installed...

              You cannot install both "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg" and "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra" at the same time. The latter includes everything from the former and some additional codecs. However, as I pointed out in another thread, everyone had already had "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra" installed when Twitter videos stopped playing, so it wasn't their lack that caused the problem.

              Right now, christophffm's is the only solution that works.