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why do I have copy libffmpeg.so?

  • Chrome (as in google chrome) neither comes with its own libffmpeg, nor depends on ffmpeg's libav* libraries... so I have no idea what it uses for its multimedia needs.

    Opera, on the other hand, can only use the libffmpeg in these directories as an alternative to its own

    $ cat /usr/lib/x86_64-linux- gnu/opera/resources/ffmpeg_preload_config.json
    [
      "lib_extra/libffmpeg.so",
      "../../../../chromium-ffmpeg/libffmpeg.so",
      "/usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so",
      "/usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs/libffmpeg.so"
    ]
  • @s4n-op You don't actually need to copy anything. As long as the installed Opera version is compatible with the installed Chromium codecs,

    @denisftw it is true for apt chromium package (only available on ubuntu based distro). opera knows the installed location. but, in my case, I am on a debian based distro, I can't install that package, instead, I have a snap chromium codecs. opera does not know the installed location. It would be great if opera add support for snap chromium codecs, then, playing video issues will be solved for all major distro as snap is available for multiple distro.

  • I have a snap chromium codecs. opera does not know the installed location. **It would be great if opera add support for snap chromium codecs

    You can install opera from snapstore

    snap install opera

  • @adasiko this post has nothing to do with snap version of opera. I am talking about a third party package.

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