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Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play

  • @nexayq
    Solution is simpler than this one.
    You already have needed library on your system.

    dpkg -S libffmpeg.so

    chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra: /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so
    opera-stable: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so

    sudo mv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.orig

    ln -S /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so

  • @gseva

    Correct. This is the easiest solution and the one I have been using for quite a while now. To put it in plain words, for those that may not understand your commands, they can do this:

    To Force Opera and Vivaldi to Play h.264 Files:

    libffmpeg.so

    The file above must be replaced.

    Opera's file is at user/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera

    Vivaldi's file is at opt/vivaldi/lib

    and it must be replaced with

    libffmpeg.so

    from user/lib/chromium-browser

  • @the-spyke-0 said in Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play:

    VP8/9. If Chromium doesn't use GPU

    It's not simple... For VP9 GPU decoding in Chromium you needs modern Hardware (Intel GPU from 2016 or newer).
    AMD and NVIDIA have many problems with it on Linux.

    And opera doesn't supoort it at all. Too many problems and bugs...

  • I had read an article a while ago about h264/5 vs vp8/9 and it said that one of the major reasons h264/5 is more widely spread is because it is backed by companies like intel and arm, thus it gets more attention I will post it when I find it.

  • Updated to Vivaldi 2.4.1488.35 (Stable channel) (64-bit) a few hours ago and can happily report Videos now play fine on Vivaldi, along with videos playing fine on Firefox and Chrome.

    Wish Opera could do the same.

  • Opera Version: 58.0.3135.127 Opera is up to date but some Videos don't play

  • Well I have an interim solution until Opera 58 corrects this chronic video issue. My main PC has a couple extra drives on it with older versions on Linux and they still have the older Opera 56 version that plays all vids fine. Don't believe Opera lets you go back to older Opera versions anymore but I have them. Just will make sure NOT to upgrade Opera 56 while running this older version and I'm good to go.

  • My problem is that I can't find the opera libffmpeg file. I can't even find the opera folder in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu.
    I tried to find a opera/libfmpeg.so structure. the only place I could find one/two was at ./snap/opera/{31/30}/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so. But if I try to cd to there I can only get to ./snap/opera/30 but no further as there doesn't seam to be anything in the directory.
    So how do I get the correct libffmpeg.so file?
    the "good" ffmpeg.so file from chromium I can find in the right directory( /usr/lib/chromium-browser)
    some requisit information:
    Ubuntu 18.10
    I currently have opera (58.0.3....) aswell as opera-beta(60.0.3....) and even opera-dev (61.0.3) installed.
    therefore i would expect there to be more then 2 libffmpeg.so files associated with opera. So should I remove the beta and dev branch?

  • Today my problem was solved. After updates were installed videos now play again for Opera Version:58.0.3135.127.

  • Videos still play fine. Showing the current 'Chromium Codecs extra' I have installed now.
    Screenshot from 2019-04-05 11-40-51.png

    Now this below is the OP codecs extra that did not play videos from 15 days ago! Why?

    Screenshot from 2019-04-05 11-48-39.png

    Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play, was the Opera version run 15 days ago.

    Opera Version:58.0.3135.127 is the version running today. Is this the reason videos now play?

  • Simple Solution

    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so

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  • @salehawal thx, it's works

  • @salehawal said in Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play:

    Simple Solution

    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so

    What distro is that from? I guess ubuntu...

  • If you guys really wanna get something done, stop working around google's problem by downgrading to other browsers and tell content authors to fix it by not using H.264.

    they don't always fix their videos, but most of the time they do within the day to a few days later.
    you'll find my comments all over youtube of videos that don't or initially didn't play for me.
    if they fix it, I thank them for it and usually give a like if I agree with the video.

    if they don't want my like or watch time, that's on them

    if I really wanna watch the video, I can just download it and watch it in full 1080p_60 rather than 480p.
    I'm pretty sure that quality cut is both Opera's poor optimization in certain areas as well as google's illegal throttling on youtube to enforce chrome use.
    _

    also I report the video to google every time I stumble across one, reporting that google is only hurting the authors with their proprietary codec.
    _

    this is certainly easier than patching my browser every week, which also only works around google's problem instead of fixing it.

    #downwithh264
    H.264 may be a good codec, but unfortunately google brought this on themselves by making it proprietary.

  • Fyi, h264 is a proprietary format, but it is not google's. Google, like ms and many more, is one of the companies that has a licence to use it in its software.

    On top of that, h264 is backed by companies like arm (= 99.9% of mobile devices) and intel, so it gets hardware accelerated on pretty much any type of hardware. Plus, it has been widespread for at least half a decade, so its implementation on hardware and software is perfect by now.
    .

  • @jimunderscorep oh alright, thank you for the correction, you actually woke me up to something I wasn't realizing my ignorance on, I'll stop claiming as such.
    sorry about that.

  • alright, so I did research on another solution
    apparently there's an extension (Google-only sadly) that can block H.264 encoding to use other available encoding formats 🙂
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/enhanced-h264ify/omkfmpieigblcllmkgbflkikinpkodlk

    looks like youtube's been lying to me all this time because most of the videos (haven't ran into one that doesn't work yet, just being safe) I've been having issues with now work.

    finally I can say good riddens, and it looks like I don't need to pester the authors anymore 😃

  • I don't get you...
    Regardless of browser and html5 capabilities/implementations, do you want to use webm on youtube or not?

    This addon is an... enhanced version of h264ify and nothing more. All they do is block youtube's codec detection, and all is done via js. This way, youtube plays in whatever codec you "allow" it to play. You can check it in youtube.com/html5 .

    On top of the above, and assuming a browser supports all the codecs youtube can use, youtube forces the usage of webm for the videos, because it uses less bandwidth for the same resolution.
    However, unlike h264, webm is not hardware accelerated, and that is noticeable with its bugger cpu usage, which results in choppy playback on weaker machines, bigger battery consumption on laptops etc.

    And all that is just theories for opera, since it does not support h264 by default.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play:

    that is noticeable with its bugger bigger cpu usage

    Typo

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