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Opera and webrtc

  • Hello,

    Recently I switched back to Opera. Very often I browse the internet using VPNs. I know for a fact that Firefox allows to simply fully disable webrtc in settings, however I would rather use one browser instead of 2.

    The webrtc extensions for Opera does not seem to work well.

    Few moments ago I went through SpyShelter log ( if you are not familiar) to check something unrelated to webrtc and Opera and I noticed this entry:

    2015-12-30 14:06:25,C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\34.0.2036.25\opera.exe,53,Allowed ;Execution of an application ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\34.0.2036.25\opera.exe" --type=renderer --alt-high-dpi-setting=96 --system-dpi-setting=96 --disable-direct-npapi-requests --disable-win32k-renderer-lockdown --lang=de --extension-process --enable-webrtc-hw-h264-encoding --disable)    

    There is a part that says --enable-webrtc-hw-h264-encoding.

    I have not modified the startup commands, those are defaults.

    Is there actually a way to disable webrtc by creating a properly modified shortcut? If so, what this command would look like?

    Thanks a lot.

  • I don't know the exact answer to this but Opera is built on the same renderer and Chrome and almost all of Chromes command line switches work in Opera. Try searching for how to turn off webrtc in Chrome and see if the option exists. If so, it will probably also work in Opera.

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