Opera Developer, does not support HLS
morente last edited by
Recently, websites changed streaming to HLS, but unfortunately Opera does not support this protocol since 2016 at least.
Example: videos from this page: ABC
When I try to open a video, I get this message:. This Content Requires a Browser that support HLS bla bla bla ....
I mention that I have no extension installed, so there is no possible conflict.
Currently I'm running Opera Developer Version:64.0.3380.0
There is any chance to support HLS in the near future?
morfi717 last edited by
Is that the reason why ie netflix doesn’t work for me?
frank0051 last edited by
I agree, this is a quite annoying development. I hope Opera considers fixing this.
burnout426 last edited by burnout426
Some HLS streams like this one https://bitmovin.com/demos/stream-test?format=hls&manifest=https%3A%2F%2Fmnmedias.api.telequebec.tv%2Fm3u8%2F29880.m3u8 work.
An example of an ABC one that doesn't work is https://abc.go.com/shows/stumptown/episode-guide/season-01/01-forget-it-dex-its-stumptown. But, you'll need to enable
opera://flags/#chromium-ua-compatibilityand relaunch Opera to get by the browser check to even get to the point that the site lets Opera try to play it. Then, it might work in Opera Developer at least (but not stable).
burnout426 last edited by
For Opera Stable, if you enable both
opera://flags/#chromium-ua-compatibility, you might get things to work. For example, if you get through the ads for an episode and the video doesn't play, reload the page (or restart and reload the page) so that the poster for the episode load where you can click to play. Then it might work fine.
For Opera Developer, things should work fine. But, you'll still need
zikohh last edited by
@burnout426 This solution is no longer applicable are you able to provide other advise please e.g this site doesn't work https://abc.com/shows/8-simple-rules/episode-guide/season-01/01-pilot
burnout426 last edited by
opera://flags/#ffmpeg-demuxer-everywhereis enabled by default now. There's just no flag anymore to turn it off. So, you're good there.
opera://flags/#chromium-ua-compatibility, the flag is gone now, so you'll have to use an extension. Install https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/user-agent-switcher-5/ and set it to "Chrome for Windows" for the site. But, edit the string for "Chrome for Windows" to be what
chrome://versionsays for the User Agent in Chrome stable, which is currently:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.61 Safari/537.36
So, once you take care of the user agent to mask Opera as Chrome, you'll be good to go.