Opera 56 on Debian 9 doesn't play youtube videos
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I just started Opera and wanted to watch YouTube videos but it doesn't work because it apparently doesn't support H.264 even though it has always been working. I searched the Internet for solutions and I got one. At least I thought that. I downloaded libffmpeg.so and created a folder named lib_extra under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera and placed libffmpeg.so there.
Now, https://www.youtube.com/html5 says that Opera supports H.264 but now it crashes whenever I start a YouTube video.
What can I do?
By the way: chromium-ffmpeg-codecs-extra is not in the repo of Debian 9
Thanks for any help
A Former User last edited by
Please read the thread on my signature. It answers all your questions. If not, allow me to answer them real quick
- The libffmpeg you downloaded is probably built with a different set of compiler, libraries etc than the ones on your system and that's why it fails to work (answered on the bottom of my post)
- Opera never supported h264 because of copyright reasons.
- Debian does not have chromium-ffmpeg-codecs(-extra) because debian's chrome uses ffmpeg's libraries (= the 3 libav* ones I mention) to play h264 content. Ubuntu's chromium on the other hand, uses its own libffmpeg to do the same