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  • @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
    who contain:

    ➜ ...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

    total 4,0K
    -rw------- 1 xxx wheel 76 17 nov. 12:32 00000009

    total 20K
    -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 :
    Signed Tree Heads - Version : 619


  • @yaute The folder named with the version number, inside Widevine's folder located under the browser's profile directory.

  • @leocg what I do :
    ➜ ~/.config/opera# mkdir Widevine
    ➜ ~/.config/opera# cd Widevine
    ➜ ~/.config/opera/Widevine# cp -r ../../chromium/Profile\ 1/File\ System/Plugins/000 .

    I have nothing in opera://components and it doesn't work.


  • @yaute There should be a Widevine folder under Opera's profile directory already.


    Inside of it there should be a folder with Widevine's version number. I'm on Windows but I don't think it is much different in Linux.

  • @leocg Ok, Iwill try with another Linux in a VM.

  • 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....
    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera developer/resources/widevine_config.json

    I'm running Opera version 49.0.2725.39

  • 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/",
    "plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome/"
    "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/",
    "plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/"
    "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/",
    "plugin" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/"

    And as it seems, all of them are the ones that come with the chrome packages.

  • @minuteman I have no directory WidevineCdm on my arch

    @jimunderscorep I create and copy & manually into /opt/google/chrome and it work !

    thanks guys for your help.

    PS: in opera://components I have always nothing

  • 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.

  • Solution to this problem is simple - just turn off Opera Turbo mode. Yeah, it was that easy.

  • @yaute Is this solution still working for you? It worked for me for some time but now it doesn't although I have both files under /opt/google/chrome

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