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[Solved]Video playback issues with MacOS Catalina

  • @ErkamCalik No there yet:

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  • @archimdx this is such a pain in the ass! And i'm surprised at how only 4 people have posted in this thread! All in all, version 63 seems to be the most stable, if you can keep it that way 😃

  • @archimdx Try disconnecting from the internet before installing Opera 63.

  • @leocg Just tried it... disconnected before installing, run terminal command and even so, Opera keeps checking to update. If I quit, and run terminal command again, it still tries... As soon as I reconnect, Opera gets the update... My guess is that it is a combination: Opera 64 does not work well with Netflix and Prime Video, and MacOS Catalina is preventing me from disabling Opera auto update...

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  • This is clearly a bug. Nasty, embarrassing regression. If you look at other threads on Opera for Mac forum - there are more issues with video playback on Catalina. I guess someone forgot to extend test matrix with new OS, even though it was in beta for quite a while.
    Shame on you, Opera. Hopefully we'll see a fix soon.

  • Environment:

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    Can not play video after updated to Catalina.

    Any thought?

  • On Opera 64 for Mac, various releases, but on the latest stable release. Since updating to 64bit MacOS Catalina, videos in Tumblr or Instragram no longer play. They stutter for about a frame or two, then stop. Help, please.

  • @amnezia Had the same problem with Instagram videos. By enabling "Use FFmpegDemuxer to demux all media files" in "opera:flags", the problem was solved for me. Maybe it works also for Tumblr.
    It doesn't solve the Netflix problem.

  • @archimdx What if you run the opera with the switch as follows: /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera --disable-update, does it work, or still trying to update?

  • Hello, Guys. I've got the same problem with Opera and MacOS Catalina but my Netflix works, Youtube also but other video players froze at frame or two also. Safari works fine. So sad.. EDIT: Netflix does not work...

  • I have the same problem running macOS Catalina and Opera 64.* so tried to switch back to 63.x.x.107. The shell command to disable autoupdate didn't work. Deleting the autoupdate from inside the Opera.app would cause a file is corrupt error.

    What did work was using terminal to zero out the update files after downloading and installing the Opera.app.

    echo "" > /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/opera_autoupdate
    echo "" > /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/opera_updateinstaller
    echo "" > /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/Versions/63.0.3368.107/Opera\ Framework.framework/Versions/A/Helpers/opera_autoupdate

    You will need to change 63.0.3368.107 to the version of Opera you wish to run, but disable the autoupdate.

    Hope this helps.

  • @gnubee This worked! I deleted Opera 64, downloaded and installed 63.0.3368.94 from the FTP index and let it update to 63.0.3368.107 - Before launching Opera again I used the the terminal commands you suggested, and that's it... I get the message "An error occurred while checking for updates" when checking "About Opera" in the menu, but it stays put in that version. Netflix and Prime Video now work fine. ☺ Thanks!!

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  • We're aware of the issue and it'll be fixed in the next update to Opera.

    For people struggling with automatic update, it's much easier to disable it like this (and easy to revert later too):

    Open Terminal.app and write

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
    
  • Hi everyone-first let me say, I am not a software or PC expert but I"m pretty good at following directions. I prefer Opera to Safari, Chrome and Firefox. I upgraded to Catalina a week ago, and have had numerous issues. I can watch videos in some sites but not all, Youtube is fine, however some sites say, HTML5 video not found. I've checked the same site on other browsers and the videos play fine. I'd prefer to stick to Opera for my needs. I downloaded the latest version of Firefox and it keeps freezing up. I prefer not to call to call Geek Squad to fix a few of the these issues. So if anyone knows of a fix or a suggestion, I'd much appreciate the help. Thank you.

  • @avl said in Video playback issues with MacOS Catalina:

    We're aware of the issue and it'll be fixed in the next update to Opera.

    For people struggling with automatic update, it's much easier to disable it like this (and easy to revert later too):

    Open Terminal.app and write

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
    

    Would you or anybody be able to post the command to reverse the above command you just posted?

  • @avl

    Thank you to all involved in helping to resolve this video playback issue..

    The latest
    Opera
    Version: 64.0.3417.61

    is now streaming Netflix, and Amazon Prime videos and doing well with other videos I had issues with, even before the 64.* update.

    Also, I was making the mistake of not exiting and restarting Opera after running the terminal command:

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true

    or

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate false

    So that was fun to learn as well. 🙂

  • @burberrys Maybe you just need to replace true with false?

  • @gnubee said in Video playback issues with MacOS Catalina:

    @avl

    Thank you to all involved in helping to resolve this video playback issue..

    The latest
    Opera
    Version: 64.0.3417.61

    is now streaming Netflix, and Amazon Prime videos and doing well with other videos I had issues with even before the 64.* update.

    Also, I was making the mistake of not exiting and restarting Opera after running the terminal command:

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true

    or

    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate false

    So that was fun to learn as well. 🙂

    I also just exited so the update can be turned on again. Thank you and for the updates!

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  • @burberrys Yes it's what @leocg suggested, just replace true with false 🙂

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