How can you tell that those libffmpeg... libs for nodejs are built from the same chromium source opera is built on?
You can't know. And that is exactly what I say on the bottom of my post on my signature
Expert's advice on the above
From time to time, someone will post a "solution" to the libffmpeg problem. This will either be "install this ubuntu's chromium ffmpeg codecs package by hand to get the... precious html5 support" or "get that tar,gz from herecura's repo, untar it and move libffmpeg to the right place to make it work".
Both are wrong because they refer to packages built for a different distro (ubuntu in the first case, arch in the second), and definitely built with a different set of libraries and compilers. Do not do that unless you want to break your system or browser.
The only difference is that you get the libffmpeg built for nodejs, which is also completely irrelevant to the ones mentioned above.
Since nothing has changed, either on opera's side (support for more proprietary codecs) or on the sites' side (support of a different or open format, eg webm), things remain the same.
In fact, I think it would be reasonable to say you should not expect a change in the years to come.
Hello. Finally it seems to happen to Slack and Rythmbox too. So I don't really know if is only an Opera issue or a system one. I'll try to reinstall MATE or the notifications library or whatever is involved in this thing.
a small addition: I'm using a DSL like service with dynamic IP. When I restart pppd on thre router, to get a new public IP, then I can connect to Opera VPN, if I start VPN connection in some seconds after reconnecting to my ISP, and it keeps working until closing opera.
(Interesting: the error messages are shown even the connection to the VPN is successfull)
I think the only long term solution to this problem is to actually compile from the sources and use the options that include Widevine and distribute that to Linux. I doubt Opera has any prioritised interests in this since it is a closed source browser
they are giving out no compensation.
@ivarzlv said in Opera 55. Getting rid of that ugly CSD:
I am using Kubuntu 16.04, after Opera update to the 55.x, I cannot normally use developer tools anymore. I am working with two monitors and I am always detaching developer tools so developer tools could be on one screen and webpage on another.
After detaching developer tools (to be in a seperate window) everything is fine, but when you are trying to move seperated window somewhere it loses title bar (see attached image). It's super annoying and it's hard to work with a bug like this.
P.S. After update to the 55.0.2994.44 the bug is still there.
I have the same problem on Opera 56.0.3051.31 in Kubuntu 18.04... waiting for a fix on this important issue!
I do not know if it is related, but firefox, having better html5 support than opera, plays the youtube videos in h264 while opera in webm.
If this support regards audio files as well, the problem becomes aac (which is supported by firefox and not by opera) vs ogg.
As for what you can do about it, read the post on my signature.