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Maybe I have a solution for video problems

  • If you want to enable HTML5 video in Opera 62, please try to replace the libffmpeg.so file with a file from this tar.gz archive:
    libffmpeg.so for opera 62

    I have Fedora 30 and my Opera libffmpeg.so library is located in /usr/lib64/opera directory.

    Download link may not be always accessible because of the Google Drive sharing limits, but I hope that all 12 men that uses Opera for Linux in the world will download it without problems.

  • Is this something you have built yourself, with the libs and compilers of your distro?

  • @jimunderscorep

    It's just a library from Chromium. I don't remember from what version, but not from recent.

    The same problem was solved by me here
    https://forums.opera.com/post/149370
    and it worked.

  • Well... if you do not mind that it was built for a different distro, with a different set of libraries and compilers, I have no objection.
    I won't use it on my system though.

  • @jimunderscorep
    Of course you won't.
    I see you have your own solution.

  • I am not mocking you or something, and I am really sorry if I sounded like that.
    I am just against these "solutions". If you check a couple of threads lower, there is someone who installed a similar lib from github (he does not mention the github repo he got it from), and when he tries to play a video on youtube, his entire session or xorg crashes and gets logged out.

  • @jimunderscorep
    Ok, I understand. Sorry.

    For those who use Debian or Ubuntu, try this package:
    chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_75.0.3770.90-0ubuntu0.19.04.1_amd64.deb
    I'm not sure if package installation will help, but the library from the package will.
    The DEB , RPM , xz packages can be opened e.g. by Ark or others unzippers.

    Other working example for Arch users:
    opera-ffmpeg-codecs-75.0.3770.100-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

    A libffmpeg.so file from both packages works also in Fedora 30.

    To install codecs in a proper way for a particular distribution there must be a good guy who will pack it.
    Today I only know a workaround - copy library from package to the system library directory.

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