Opera 54.0.2952.64 videos don't play
jimunderscorep last edited by jimunderscorep
It took them 40+ days to package chromium 67 last month and now it took them less than a week to do it for chromium 68. They even beat the fedora and mageia maintainers to it. I am impressed, I admit it.
I am sure opera 55 will be out by the end of next week. I will post the rest of my complain to the other thread with the all whining about the broken html5 support, here
cybrsaylr last edited by cybrsaylr
Somehow V68 was installed again causing videos to stop playing again!
Couple days ago I removed v68, then v67 showed up in Synaptic Package Manager, installed v67 and all was fine till today. So I removed v68 again but this time v67 does not she again in Synaptic Package Manager, only v51 and v68 are shown!
What is the code to install v67 codec, to get videos to play again please?
jimunderscorep last edited by
Provided that the repo can give you v67 of chromium ffmpeg codecs extra, this is how you install it
sudo apt-get install chromium-ffmpeg-codecs-extra=67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
And then put it on hold with the command mentioned above.
However, I think that there will be no v67 on the repo anymore, since chromium and its... company were all updated to v68, so all you can do is wait for opera 55 to reach stable.
Vimple last edited by
It seems that v67 is not available in the standard repositories.
I downloaded the codec from https://launchpad.net/~canonical-chromium-builds/+archive/ubuntu/stage/+build/15115081/+files/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2_amd64.deb
And installed it using sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb which fixed the problem.
If you need another version just google chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 and you will find it in one of the launchpad.net links...
tydfil last edited by
For anyone who winds up here who uses Bionic 18.04 the download is here:
Vimple last edited by
@cybrsaylr Glad to have helped.
PS: Ubuntu does not seem to like this and is bothering me with cannot upgrade errors, which one can resolve by calling sudo apt -f install before each upgrade. And then installing the v67 back after the upgrade.
I tried holding the update but I still could not upgrade and had to unhold and upgrade (the codecs and other software altogether) and then downgrade the codecs.
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Bekkenes last edited by
@vimple in case people need to do it from console:
Open terminal / ssh
cd /home/USERNAME/Downloads (or where you want download it to)
sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2_amd64.deb
But great tips, wish i looked here before i started spent a few hours figuring it out myself
jrm102 last edited by
From the way I understand it, the libffmpeg.so file that Opera uses doesn't contain the proper codecs for certain videos. This is how I fixed it for KDE Neon (Ubuntu variant). Make sure you have the Chromium browser because this will break Opera in the process and you will need the Chromium libffmpeg.so file. Use this at your own risk.
sudo updatebd (update locate database if you never used it before)
sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so (removes the libffmpeg.so that Opera is using, if your results are different from the locate command then use that path)
sudo cp /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/ (copy the Chromium libffmpeg.so into the Opera directory)