The media could not be played

  • That is message I get every time I try to play embed videos such as Twitter videos or Dailymotion videos, even gifs. It wasn't happening until last update.
    I am using Windows 10 64-bit and latest Opera 64-bit. I have installed latest Flash player and AC3 Filter.
    For playing any video format I use MPC-HC 64-bit, so I don't intend to install bunch of codecs without any reason.

    So why this latest Opera version can't play embed videos?

  • Whe you say latest, is that Stable, Beta or Developer?

  • Twitter doesn't use Flash so I guess the issue is not related to it.

    Opera should be able to play (almost) any codec that your OS can play natively.

    opera://media-internals/ may give you a clue of what is preventing the video to play.

  • It is latest Opera stable. Instagram videos also not playing.

    This is last log after instagram video failed to load: http://i.imgur.com/SFxbmRU.jpg

  • What version of Windows 10? Can you play the file on Windows Media Player?

  • Enterprise. I can play file in MPC-HC 64-bit, I don't use WMP, I have it removed.

  • I can play file in MPC-HC 64-bit

    MPC has its own codecs so can't be used for the test.

  • So you want to say Opera uses WMP codecs and if I have WMP removed it can't play videos?
    If that is correct then Opera is a joke and I will go back on Firefox.

  • So you want to say Opera uses WMP codecs and if I have WMP removed it can't play videos?

    I want to say what I said before: Opera can only play the codecs that Windows can play natively. If removing WMO also removes those codecs then yes, Opera will not be able to play videos that use those codecs.

    f that is correct then Opera is a joke

    It's a legal (and economic) issue. Many of those codecs require a license that may be very expensive.

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