Opera can't play videos on Facebook
A Former User last edited by
@leocg said in Opera can't play videos on Facebook:
On Windows and Mac, things are more easy, once those libraries are included in them.
A couple of days ago, I came accross a "genius" w10 user who had the bright idea to install w10 home N version., because some other genius told him that they are lighter and thus better for gaming.
In case you do not know, the N version lacks the windows media player, skype, cortana, mtp support and all sorts of codecs.
Opera could not play h264 videos, just like on linux. And firefox could not plat them as well, for the same reason.
I would say "shame", but I am too happy to say it, because I now know that other browsers do not... cater stupid users or stupid use cases.
A Former User last edited by
For me the only version of codecs that work properly is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2_amd64 and you can find it here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/amd64/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra/67.0.3396.99-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
edsonmartim last edited by
This codec is a hell of a lot and the team has been operating for years on end, doing nothing to permanently solve it. You don't even want to develop your own.
In my experience, these codecs are much more worked on by the ArchLinux team that provide this codec update along with Opera updates.
Already the infamous .Deb family Ubuntu, Debian and etc ... the updates of these codecs are never available, with this problem in the videos.
After a lot of research and catching up with these problems in .DEB distributions, I found this command on the Forum MXLinux website that solved this error in 99.9%.
It updates the Vivaldi base codec for Opera.
Anyone who wants to try it, feel free.
Follow the command below:
"Definitive" solution for FFPMEG in the Opera browser:
Source: ( https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/opera-tips-and-tricks/ )
sudo -v; curl -L vvld.in/lm64 |tail -c+1075 | sudo tar xJ -C / --wildcards *libffmpeg.so --xform 's,.*/,usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/,'
A Former User last edited by A Former User
You will need to open the terminal (if you are using ubuntu or something like it and run these commands - my linux distro is 64 bits, so I downloaded the 64 bits file):
H.264 support for Opera and openSUSE
curl -L -O https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/releases/download/0.45.1/0.45.1-linux-x64.zip
sudo mv libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffmpeg_h264.so
sudo mv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffmpeg_h264.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
Important 1: always acess https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/releases/ in your browser to see the most recent version. Today it is the version 0.45.1 - in the future, you will have to change "0.45.1" in all command to the new version.
Important 2: Save these command in a doc page or something else. Every new Opera browser version you will have to do it again in the terminal. Example: Updating from Opera 67 to 68. Normally when you update from Opera 67 to a new opera 67 version, you will not have to do this command again (sometimes yes). But from 67 to 68. Or 68 to 69 always.
You can acess html5test.com and look for "H.264 support". If you see "yes" next to it. The command is working. If not, you will need to do it again.
Important 3: After doing this command, you will need to close and open again the Opera browser to see everything works.
Important 4: Do the first command, press ENTER. Do the second, press ENTER.... Do not try to copy and paste the 5 commands at the same time. I know that you know that, but I am just saying
arbenek last edited by
@g3nsvrv Hi, thanks for reply. I solved my problem with the following commands:
sudo cp libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
Pardus 19.1 GNU/Linux (Turkish dist)
darklyn3r last edited by
@pinportal It worked pretty well on ArchLinux. It didn't have the direct x86_64-linux-gnu so run these commands.
sudo mv libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/libffmpeg_h264.so
sudo mv /usr/lib/opera/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/opera/libffmpeg.so.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libffmpeg_h264.so /usr/lib/opera/libffmpeg.so
Thank you very much
tahsin-npx last edited by
Hey! Also I had this same problem, can't play fb video's and youtube live video's. But finally fixed it by installing opera with snap.
quangpao last edited by
@pinportal I first had to create a new opera account to thank to this guy.
johnbrook last edited by
@quangpao Hello, I am pinportal, I lost my other account. Thank you for your thanks. Now I've discovered a much easier method for linux. Instead of downloading and installing the DEB package for Ubuntu, for example, you just install Opera from Snap. That is, open the terminal and type:
sudo snap install opera
It is necessary to uninstall the old package manually installed. Replace one with the other. In the case of installation via snap, video support works natively forever, even updating versions. It took me years to figure this out, but another user mentioned this a few weeks ago and so I figured it out.
darklyn3r last edited by
If you are on any Arch Linux derivative distribution (eg Manjaro, BlackArch, Archcraft) you can choose to install the 'Opera' package from the official Arch Linux repositories using the commands 'sudo pacman -Syu opera' and 'sudo pacman -Syu opera-ffmpeg-codecs'. Of course you can also install it directly from your default package manager (in my case pamac.manager)
theflyonwheels last edited by
@g3nsvrv after update i have same issue no videos on facebook, did a lot of things, but when i tried your method it helped me. I changed libffmepeg.so file from Chromium browser, reloaded opera that's it, no issues. Thank you!
john-53 last edited by
I've had good luck with the instructions at this link. Each Opera update maintains the proper codec with this script for me.