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Website Won't Play Audio Properly

  • Have you ever installed any codec pack on it?

  • Hi leocg,
    Not that I'm aware of..I did install the VLC Player, but it didn't seem to help. By the way, I'm typing this reply on one of my computer's that's running Windows 10. Opera seems to function correctly while using that O.S...includind playing mp3 audio. Thanks again for all of your assistance.
    David

  • I have had to give up Opera, which I like very much, as it will not play CNN video and CNN news video. Other browsers will run CNN without a problem on my Win 7 desktop. All other features of Opera run without problems.

    Any ideas for a 'work-around' for what the problem(s) are? Thanks, Harvey

  • I did install the VLC Player, but it didn't seem to help

    VLC uses a npapi plugin, what stopped being supported by Chromium based browsers since a while ago.
    It also doesn't install codecs on your computer and even if it was the case, there won't be any difference for Opera.

    I asked about the codec pack because if you had never installed one, I would ask you to try to open the mp3 file on Media Player.

  • Hi leocg,
    Just to keep you updated..I recently went to this webpage :http://www.windows7codecs.com and downloaded the software. That didn't seem to solve the audio not playing issue that I described in my original post. The audio will play however using windows media player.
    David

  • That didn't seem to solve the audio not playing issue that I described in my original post

    Yes, like I said.

    The audio will play however using windows media player

    You tested before or after have installed the codec pack?

  • Hi leocg,
    Why is it when I use google chrome or firefox..I don't have to do anything additional when playing the audio on the page I first mentioned ?
    David

  • Why is it when I use google chrome or firefox..I don't have to do anything additional when playing the audio on the page I first mentioned ?

    Because they don't rely on the OS to play proprietary codecs.

  • Hi leocg,
    Thanks for all of your effort's in trying to help me correct the issue of mp3's not playing correctly with opera while using windows 7 SP1. On that laptop I've un-installed opera because after trying every possible thing both you and myself could think of I gave up.I still have one more question concerning the opera browser..in settings I have the 'show advanced settings'box checked, but I'm yet to see those 'advanced' settings anywhere..maybe I don't know where they are supposed to be.
    Thanks,
    David

  • I have the 'show advanced settings'box checked, but I'm yet to see those 'advanced' settings anywhere

    Check the settings with a dot on the left. They are the advanced ones.

  • Hi leocg,
    I just recently got new glasses..I surely don't see what you stated "Check the settings with a dot on the left. They are the advanced ones."
    David

  • In Settings > Browser, can't you see any setting with a dot on its left?

  • Hi leocg,
    I guess I didn't know what the dot's were..thanks so much for describing what they meant. Here in the forums is there anyway to set the timestamp to what my 'local' time actually is ? Currently it's 1:00 p.m. c.s.t.
    David

  • I have a similar issue here, but when trying to search for a solution I stumbled upon this weird issue:

    The mp3 file on http://odb.org/ (which is under the audio control) plays well, while this file, which is AFAIK the same file as on the odb.org page, pops up for download:

    http://dzxuyknqkmi1e.cloudfront.net/odb/2016/10/odb-10-11-16.mp3

    And, AFAICS the same mime type. Opera41 wants to download all mp3 files, while ogg files are played without any problem.

    I read that from Opera32, mp3 files should be played correctly, but this is not the case over here.

    Anyone a hint?

    Richard.

  • Anyone a hint?

    What OS? Playing mp3 files depends on the OS.

  • Linux Debian testing. mp3 plays fine, with mplayer, vlc, firefox, whatever. Strange thing is that it asks for download. And why does odb.org work fine? That's an mp3 as well.

    Richard.

  • Linux Debian

    Well, maybe someone at the Linux forum knows why Opera doesn't play mp3.

    And why does odb.org work fine?

    Maybe it's using a plugin to play the audio?

    Strange thing is that it asks for download

    What about other mp3 files?

  • When looking at the sources of odb.org I can see it's an <audio> tag with a link to an mp3 with the right mime type. Any other mp3 will be prompted for download. I have really no idea why.

    This is the output at opera://media-internals of odb.org:

    channel_layout: STEREO
    channels: 2
    component_id: 2
    component_type: 1
    device_id: 
    device_type: pcm_low_latency
    effects: NO_EFFECTS
    frames_per_buffer: 2048
    owner_id: 29
    render_process_id: 49
    sample_rate: 44100
    status: started
    web_contents_title: Our Daily Bread
    
    channel_layout: STEREO
    channels: 2
    component_id: 2
    component_type: 2
    device_id: 
    device_type: pcm_low_latency
    effects: NO_EFFECTS
    frames_per_buffer: 2048
    owner_id: 0
    sample_rate: 44100
    status: started
    volume: 1
    

    Richard

  • ogg example

    mp3 example

    The ogg plays, the mp3 is greyed out. When I click a direct link to an mp3, opera asks where to download the file:

    direct mp3

    Richard.

  • Continu discussion in Opera for unix

    Richard.

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