[Bug] HTML5 h.264 codec videos no longer working on Opera - 54.0.2952.41 / Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (x86_64; XFCE)
nova last edited by
It seems like after about 3 updates. The Opera developers hadn't fixed the issue at all. Every time they push an update, I've got to keep overwriting the libffmpeg.so file with the GitHub version. I'm getting worried about this. H.264 is a very common codec to use for today's browser and everyone watches videos with it on YouTube. They need to make this a top priority or people are going to switch to FireFox or Chrome.
Alas the fixx does not work!
Did you extract the file from the zip and insert it in the correct directory? If there's already a file with same name there, overwrite it. If you're running a 32 bit machine you may have installed the wrong version and possibly in the wrong directory. I'm not sure where the 32 bit version of Opera installs.
A Former User last edited by
I created a script to simplify the process of patching Opera after each update. You can get it HERE.
Since debian does not package chromium ffmpeg codecs in general (see my other posts why), I think it would be fair to change this bit
This script can be used to patch Opera on Debian based platforms, to make it able to play H.264 videos (eg. on Twitter)
This script can be used to patch Opera on Ubuntu based platforms, to make it able to play H.264 videos (eg. on Twitter)
nesze97 last edited by
@jimunderscorep Thanks for the heads up, I changed it as you suggested!
seranseran last edited by
I also find that the fix doesn't work. So, anyone with the chromium-codecs-extra installed, do this:
ln -sf /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so libffmpeg.so,
-run in opera install dir.
btw, v68 of the lib works as well as v67.
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