Regression on h264 video playback on linux?

  • Hello

    I was having difficulty playing videos on YouTube. I had checked youtube html5 status page and It said that h264 video playback is not a valid option (anymore).

    I read some time ago, that Opera 33 supposed to load libffmpeg from OS automatically. In the newest version not only that is not the case, but even the old trick with lib_extra seems to be broken as well (https://forums.opera.com/post/86305).

    For now there is only one solution I found working:
    sudo mv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so{,.bak}
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/{chromium-browser/libs/libffmpeg.so,x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/}

    I am rocking a fully upgraded Ubuntu 14.04; Opera 36.0.2130.32; chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 48.0.2564.116-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1111

  • Yeah, with every major update they fuck it up. I really don't get how this can be acceptable. I've really had it with Opera. Really looking forward to the first stable release of Vivaldi.

  • Really looking forward to the first stable release of Vivaldi.

    Vivaldi has same problem 😉 There isn't any simple solution for linux based OSes.

  • Really looking forward to the first stable release of Vivaldi.

    There isn't any simple solution for linux based OSes.

    Why not ship the needed library with opera or with an additional package (opera-codecs-ffmpeg-extra) or why not wait until Chromium update theirs?

  •   Really looking forward to the first stable release of Vivaldi.
    
    There isn't any simple solution for linux based OSes.
    

    Why not ship the needed library with opera or with an additional package (opera-codecs-ffmpeg-extra) or why not wait until Chromium update theirs?

    I think there is legal issue in the US territory and Opera cannot afford to pay licence fees in the free product.

    I would rather see smart post-install script (core deb and rpm functionality) that would symlink best found library to the opera installation (or leave embedded one).

    Another option is using debian alternatives (configure with [update-alternatives --config opera-ffmpeg] or compatible gui)

    Yet another option is to use installation time configuration (or change path with [dpkg-reconfigure opera-stable])

    There is plenty solutions, but I guess not enough money coming from *nix, huh?

    A don't have any time right now, but I will try to hack some solution using DPkg::Post-Invoke later on.

    See you

  • at the moment Vivaldi [beta 3] is working perfectly regarding HTML5 playback on linux. i've had to switch as i watch a lot of online video content

  • with chromium extra codecs just been updated opera seems able to play html5 youtube vids again

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