Opera & Netflix
yaute last edited by
Has anyone ever run netflix on opera ?
On vivaldi it work after change the User Agent and install vivaldi-widevine & vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs (I am on archlinux)
With Opera I try to change the User Agent, install opera-ffmpeg-codecs and make test with chromium-widevine, google-chrome and vivaldi-widevine & vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs but nothing work sad
If someone has the solution...
yaute last edited by yaute
Ok but it doesn't work on my PC.
Without change of User Agent I have this error:
If I change de user, netflix try to run the video but return error code: M7701-1003
*Whoops, something went wrong...
We cannot find all the required components to play Netflix on this device. Please visit chrome://components, locate the WidevineCdm component, and click the "Check for update" button.*
I use this value of User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/62.0.3202.94 Safari/537.36
Thanks for your help
yaute last edited by yaute
@leocg what exactly I must copy ?
For chromium I have install the package chromium-widevine who contain:
In the the profile directory of chromuim I have this directory
/home/xxx/.config/chromium/Profile 1/File System/Plugins/000/application_x-ppapi-widevine-cdm
➜ ...n_x-ppapi-widevine-cdm# ls
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 76 17 nov. 12:32 00/00000009
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 3,8K 17 nov. 12:32 Paths/000003.log
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 16 20 oct. 12:42 Paths/CURRENT
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 0 20 oct. 12:42 Paths/LOCK
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 375 14 déc. 11:22 Paths/LOG
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 375 17 nov. 12:30 Paths/LOG.old
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 41 20 oct. 12:42 Paths/MANIFEST-000001
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 76 17 nov. 12:32 00000009
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 3,8K 17 nov. 12:32 000003.log
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 16 20 oct. 12:42 CURRENT
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 0 20 oct. 12:42 LOCK
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 375 14 déc. 11:22 LOG
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 375 17 nov. 12:30 LOG.old
-rw------- 1 xxx wheel 41 20 oct. 12:42 MANIFEST-000001
In opera profile directory I have no plugins directory.
I don't know what I must copy and where.
Do you know where Opera download Widevine and where it copy it ? maybe I can do it manually.
In chromium //components I have:
SSL Error Assistant - Version : 4
CRLSet - Version : 4194
File Type Policies - Version : 14
Origin Trials - Version : 0.0.0.0
Signed Tree Heads - Version : 619
minuteman last edited by
While I don't have Netflix, I did search for Widevine on ElementaryOS. It found the following results....
This folder is empty but may work for you.
Contains the manifest.json
Files found were....
I'm running Opera version 49.0.2725.39
jimunderscorep last edited by jimunderscorep
Fyi, opera looks in here for the widevine libraries
$ cat /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/resources/widevine_config.json
"preload" : "/opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdm.so",
"plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdmadapter.so"
"preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/libwidevinecdm.so",
"plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/libwidevinecdmadapter.so"
"preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/libwidevinecdm.so",
"plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/libwidevinecdmadapter.so"
And as it seems, all of them are the ones that come with the chrome packages.
jimunderscorep last edited by
Glad I helped
In case anyone of the devs is reading this...
As we all see from the above, opera expects to find the widevice libs inside chrome's installation path. Why not add the
path to the above. It is where ubuntu's chromium package installs the same libs. I mean, opera checks for the ppapi flash in various locations in order to find it, so why not look for the widevine libs elsewhere? Editing these files to add the proper path, as far as I know, breaks opera because it somehow checks the "originality" of them and fails to start.
And all that is just a part of a bigger discussion about customizability, e.g. the default search engines follow the same rules and cause the same problem if their file is altered.
huanglee last edited by
Solution to this problem is simple - just turn off Opera Turbo mode. Yeah, it was that easy.
tastymineraler last edited by tastymineraler
@yaute didn't work. I am running Manjaro with the latest Opera.
I mean ffs this issue has been plaguing Opera for years, years and nobody does a thing. Netflix does not work on Opera (Linux) out of the box and this is the only single reason why I don't use this browser. I can understand that Opera does not give a damn for those poor 3% Linux users. But please do invest some of your precious time to write at least a tutorial or howto or am I asking too much?
gregurbi last edited by gregurbi
@tastymineraler IMHO, any browser that is considered to compete with Chrome or Firefox should be able to play Netflix and other sites with movies. It is a big part of browsers' use nowadays and I cannot imagine a modern browser without that functionality.
BTW, it works in Vivaldi out of the box.
Guest last edited by
I have the same problem - I think.
Widevine files (libwidevinecdm.so & widevine-220.127.116.118) are in /opt/google/chrome, I used this script to install them:
If I use a user agent switcher, Netflix loads and neither gives me a widevine error nor redirects me to the support site (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23742).
But the problem is that the video is loading forever (https://imgur.com/WWyH4vt).
And it doesn't matter if I have Chrome installed or not, i. e. if there's an additional libwidevinecdmadapter.so file, the video will still load forever. The widevine_config.json file is also configured correctly.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong...
Any help is appreciated :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_smiling_eyes: