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Opera 31 youtube. I want to watch all videos in html5.

  • Developers are f**king mad. I'll return to Firefox.

  • I did this:
    ln /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/
    And it worked in 31 but stopped after update to 32.

    Edit: looks like you need to change filename to

  • If anyone wants to copy-paste the above command, the forum ate underscores, it should be:

    sudo ln /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/
  • Currently I cannot play video from Twitter, Twitter show "This browser does not support playback video". And this test page ( I also cannot play H.264/MP4

    I can play video on web normal with other browsers as Edge, Firefox and Chrome.

    I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 with Opera 32

    Please help me workaround

  • Doesn't work for:

    Opera Developer 39.0.2248.0

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (x86_64; LXDE) (64-bit)


    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/lib_extra/
  • Hi @oshilan, try to follow the below steps, and see if this helps in your case:

    1. Navigate to the Opera's installation folder (find the path in Opera's menu > About Opera), and create a new folder "lib_extra",

    2. Download the "opera-developer-ffmpeg-codecs-52.0.2735.0" package, and extract the "" file to this folder.

    For anyone else, who's having the same problem on the 32-bit Linux distribution, you can download the appropriate package from here, and follow the above steps.

  • @l33t4opera

    It works. Thanks!

  • @avl Why not implement around Cisco OpenH264? It is BSD licensed, but I do not know if it work properly.

  • @xandcg: There are several implementations, both OpenH264 and x264 are open source ones. No matter which one you choose, if you use it in a commercial project, like Opera, MPEG LA will demand license fees from you. For a big company like Google, there is no problem to pay them for H264 support in chrome, but for Opera, it's another deal.


    From the ffmpeg FAQ:

    Q: Is it perfectly alright to incorporate the whole FFmpeg core into my own commercial product?
    A: You might have a problem here. There have been cases where companies have used FFmpeg in their products. These companies found out that once you start trying to make money from patented technologies, the owners of the patents will come after their licensing fees. Notably, MPEG LA is vigilant and diligent about collecting for MPEG-related technologies.

    From the Cisco FAQ

    Q: If I use the source code in my product, and then distribute that product on my own, will Cisco cover the MPEG LA licensing fees which I'd otherwise have to pay?
    A: No. Cisco is only covering the licensing fees for its own binary module, and products or projects that utilize it must download it at the time the product or project is installed on the user's computer or device.

    --> However, when I read the Cisco FAQ I see they also provide a binary module (as you get a hint of in the quote above), and it seems that they provide it for free even for commercial projects, and pays the license (which sounds a bit strange). Perhaps it was this free binary module you were referring to, @xandcg?

  • ...and products or projects that utilize it must download it [the binary] at the time the product or project is installed on the user's computer or device.

    Okay, so they are encouraging people to use a "leak" in the license, and download the binary separately at the same time as the installation of their software, and then "borrow" it for the application, like Opera is trying to do now with chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra.

    Then I guess Cisco, as well as Mozilla and probably Opera, are against MPEG LA's control of the Internet with their proprietary codec that everyone should use and every browser maker should pay for. I really hope projects like this becomes successful in a couple of years.

  • @gustavwiz

    Yes, exactly what I was talking about. 😃

  • Looking here, seems Cisco hold pattents related to H.264/AVC pool.

  • @avl you say "On Windows and Mac we solve this issue by providing a completely separate implementation, which uses the video libraries available on those systems natively (so that Opera is not redistributing the decoders ourselves). It requires some developers working full-time on maintaining this, but compared to the cost of the license, it's definitely worth it."
    Could you descripte more details about this ,as I have installed FFmpeg codec libraries on my win7 and add avcodec.dll into syswow64 dir,but seems that opera does not care it?

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