Opera won't play Twitter videos or GIFs on Windows 10

  • Hi, since a few days Opera stopped playing twitter videos or GIFs.
    For example this one: https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin/status/832958089653579776
    I get a message saying that "The media content could not be played" -> http://imgur.com/a/6cZyt

    I'm using Windows 10 64bits with the latest updates. Opera is version 43 also latest update. It works correctly on Chrome.

    Tried clearing everything (cache, cookies, etc) from "the beginning of time", tried uninstalling, disabling the built-in adblocker, but none worked.
    It's kinda upsetting because I spend a lot of time on twitter and honestly, I don't like other browsers that much.

    Any ideas?

  • It played fine here with the same OS.

    Can you play the video directly?

  • No, it downloads the mp4 file instead. I know that Opera should play it in a tab, it did it before.
    Not sure what have changed.

  • Any extension being used? Does it work in a private window?

  • No extensions used. Tried on a private window and got the same behavior.
    It seems like it can not longer recognize mp4 videos. At least from twitter.
    But I'm using same Opera version on my work laptop (Windows 8.1) and works perfectly.

    I have no idea what might have changed.

  • It played fine here with the same OS

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  • Do you have the latest Win 10 updates? I'm thinking this started happening after one of the windows updates a couple of weeks ago.

  • You can try checking opera://media-internals/ while trying to play a video to see if it shows something useful for you.

  • Do you have the latest Win 10 updates? I'm thinking this started happening after one of the windows updates a couple of weeks ago.

    Ouch, sorry,

    I'm Stacked on Anniversary Update because of Updates troubles. I'm lazy to refresh PC now

    So my test is inconclusive.

  • @leogc didn't know about that..
    there's certainly an error there. Here's the output for the link I've used in the post:

    render_id: 13
    player_id: 1
    pipeline_state: kStopped
    event: WEBMEDIAPLAYER_CREATED
    url: https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/C49C1WQWYAAIsqM.mp4
    total_bytes: 405704
    streaming: false
    single_origin: true
    passed_cors_access_check: false
    range_header_supported: true
    is_downloading_data: false
    platform_pipeline_status_list: 2
    error: FFmpegDemuxer: open context failed
    pipeline_error: demuxer: could not open

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