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Flash video problems never end

  •   How long have you guys had the flash problems?
    It's not flash problems. It's problems with HTML5 video codecs.

    @adasiko Only the Opera browser suffers from these kinds of problems while trying to run Flash content. There ain't such problems with Chromium, for example

    adasiko is right. There are absolutely no problems with flash. Check the h264 problems thread for a solution.
    Post by blackikeeagle. You may need to repeat the process after Opera browser updates.

  • @ocky - I can't find any thread from blackikeagle. Where is it please ??

  • The thread

    When you want an easy solution. I'm building packages for archlinux for the different opera flavours. Since these are statically linked they should be usable on any linux distribution.

    The packages can be found at

    You can browse the packagelist where you should be able to find:

    opera-ffmpeg-codecs-* opera-beta-ffmpeg-codecs-* opera-developer-ffmpeg-codecs-*

    Most of the time the versions are the matching versions where the opera branch was based on. For developer the versions might divert a bit due to issues in the chromium source.

  • Fix video issue on Opera Browser for all Debian Linux Distributions

    Ubuntu restricted extras
    Manual Install

    If you are using regular, stock Ubuntu or Debian:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    If you are using Kubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

    If you are using Xubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras

    If you are using Lubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

  • @ocky @adasiko Did you check the link I gave[1]? Installing the suggested Chrome libs for H.264/MP4 codec does no longer work. Instead, the problem has re-emerged.

    @fredyavatar Does the first one work for Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Zasty Zepus too? As we've all heard the news, Ubuntu will transfer to the GNOME environment as a whole, and Unity desktop won't be developed anymore in the future. Therefore, I've moved to Ubuntu GNOME in advance already 馃槢

  • @fredyavatar
    I would like to add that the above do NOT apply to debian. There is no package named ubuntu-restricted-extras

    All the *ubuntu-restricted-extras packages install the same stuff and they are not desktop enviroment related, so yes, it will work even if ubuntu switches to gnome.

  • Good afternoon!

    This discussion has helped me to obtain mp3 support, ; post of May 20, 2017 there. I have downloaded an archive with file from GitHub ( and copied the .so-file into /usr/lib64/opera/, previously saving the corresponding old file as libffmpeg.so_orig, restarted Opera and it works. from Chromium didn't help for me. FireFox and Chrome did play content, but Opera didn't.

    My OS is openSUSE 42.2, 64-bit.

    Regards, Natalia

  • As stated on that github repo, that libffmpeg is "FFmpeg prebuilt binaries for NW.js" (nw.js = node-webkit or node.js or electron as it is more commonly known). So, this library is intended for node.js apps like skypeforlinux, popcorntime, vivaldi etc.
    It just happens to work on opera because both opera and node.js are build on the very same chromium libraries, nothing more, nothing less. It is not the libffmpeg built for chromium or from chromium's source, and that is the reason I will skip that one too 馃槥

    But thanks for the tip 馃檪

  • @natasha-from-dnepropetrovsk Thanks for your instructions, and sorry for my stupid question that I will ask now.

    I am beginner with Linux. I was trying to find the folder /usr/lib64/opera/, but I could not find anything that is exactly the same. However, I was able to find the following one: /usr/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera. Is this the same, maybe?

    My second question, do I have to follow all the instructions at (post by mk6ve, Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:50 am), or is it enough to that I do what you wrote here?

    Thanks a lot! 馃檪

    Cheers, and have I nice weekend! 馃檪

  • My second question, I just noticed that you referred to a post made in May 20, 2017. That answered my question already, thanks @natasha-from-dnepropetrovsk 馃檪

  • @jayaguru-shishya

    I recommend you to try it by yourself, Her latest connection was 1 month ago...

    Make a back up and if needed create the unexistent folder if you existent one doesn't do the trick.

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