Opera browser does not play twitter videos and gifs again

  • I resolved the problem by installing the Vivaldi browser.

  • I still use Ubuntu32bit so cannot install Vivaldi or change the libffmpeg.so file because I have /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpegsumo.so.
    If I uninstall Opera 43 & roll back to opera 42.0.2393.517 by downloading again will I lose all my settings etc which are preserved during regular updates? If so I can wait until the next update if Opera fixes this issue.

  • "will I lose all my settings etc"

    No.

    But be safe and backup "/home/rudi/.config/opera"(replace rudi with your directory) then in the event of a mishap simply replace that directory with your backup.

  • PS
    I should have mentioned that is the profile directory and the path can be found at Menu|About Opera.

  • Tried the method posted by @in-tensive above but no luck.

    But finally got it working. For Opera 43.0.2442.806 on Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 I had to:

    • Download the package opera-ffmpeg-codecs-56.0.2924.76-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz from https://repo.herecura.eu/herecura/x86_64
    • Extract the libffmpeg.so file
    • Then move it to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so. Had to use "sudo"

    Do NOT put it inside "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra".

    Seriously, I don't know why tf the directory changed again in this release or why Opera for Linux has to be so f* complicated.

  • Hi! Here is solution for Opera 43. (Kubuntu 16.04 x64)

    1. We need to update Chromium browser to 56.0.2924.76 version (Opera 43 use this version of Chrome engine)
    2. Add repository - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
    3. Update system - sudo apt update
    4. Chromium must updated to 56 version
    5. As recently as advised tyrion-ua:
      Copy the libffmpeg.so file from the library (/usr/lib/chromium-browser)
      Replace the libffmpeg.so file in the browser folder (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera) with this file.
      Restart the browser.
      Now Opera plays videos from Twitter, Instagram, etc.

    Thank you in-tensive. After a little hokey pokey I got this to work. Thank you for helping me learn a little more about Linux and how to fix this very annoying bug.

  • Thank you in-tensive. After a little hokey pokey I got this to work. Thank you for helping me learn a little more about Linux and how to fix this very annoying bug.

    Not at all, kpsaver.
    I am a fan of Opera Browser and happy to help you.
    Despite some of the problems of our beloved web-browser ;)))))

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
    

    It's working. There is no need to move any files

  • Problem solved. Thanks @adasiko

  • I am finding in Facebook animated gifs (and I think some videos) are not working.

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