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opera 66 video popup has a limit in sizing, no controls, etc

  • Thank god we can get the old pop-up videos back, this new one is horrible. Please Opera, bring back the old pop-up videos back to default!

  • Ive stuck with Opera throughout the years mostly because the rich customization options and neat features. This move to get rid of video controls on popup video as well disable resizing really bugs me. I really hate when options are removed. Historically the biggest gripe I have is with youtube removing the option to create folders for subscriptions and removing other subscription organization options. But with that move I can at least understand their twisted logic (youtube doesnt want you to be subscribed to hundreds of channels and easily navigate them, they want you to watch the recommended garbage). But opera removing nifty features I simply dont get... why? What is the goal here?

  • I loved using the "picture in picture" application. you broke the last update. Too bad.

    in the "small window".
    I can't move on to the next video.

    • I can't see the video's name.
    • "small window" darkens on it.
    • the main video is not visible.
    • the sound is not adjusted.
    • The second tab appears in the "taskbar". it gets crowded.
    • Just click on the small window to stop the video. Now I'm trying to "click the icon".

    Why did you corrupt the app that was working properly before?

  • Yes i love this "floating player" too. And yes, its broke at last uupdate.
    disfunction too:
    can't move to the next, floating player darkens on mouse over!(Why???), the main video is not visible!(Why???), sound is not adjusted.
    before i just click on the small window to stop the video. Now I'm trying to "click the icon"(WHY ???? ) and now i can`t maximise the floating player about half my 2k monitor.

    I'm very seriously disappointed. This is my favorite feature in opera.

  • opera managers. Hear our voice.

  • For the complains

    If I'm not mistaken,

    They will build up the features uppon Chromium's PIP version since they had some kind of problems on their own PIP version.

  • @zalex108 Basically a change in Chromium broke Opera's video pop-out and now they are having to move to Chromium solution.

  • @leocg the latest opera Dev the pip is work 'n gr8 here

  • It seems that in latest Dev build the #enable-surfaces-for-videos flag was removed. So we need to hope that they will implement the controls on the new popup before the 68 version hits Stable channel.

  • HI, is there a way how I can downgrade the pop out feature to it's previous form, or could you tell me which version of Opera do I need to get back to the old way this feature worked? thanks.

  • you can downgrade back to v65

  • I second all the complaints about video pop out update.

    Although setting via flags works, it is far from good user experience. I use pop out on multiple screens and powerful machine where higher CPU utilization is not a problem. I use Opera mainly for playing videos while working and built in - usable - pop out is the single feature why I didn't switch to any other browser.

    Please provide user friendly setting and let users CHOOSE between user experience and power consumption.

  • @leocg Found problem in Opera Dev 68.0.3581.0

    pip works while the flag is @ default or enabled


    Flag is called - (Use surface layers in Video Pop-out)

    But when the flag is disabled to get the old pip back..

    the popout is black screen sound works
    Note - Opera Stable 66.0.3515.44 pip old style works fine with the flag disabled..

    So Opera Dev still has problem

  • @nvmjustagirl read the topic. To get the old pop-up working without issues(freezes) two flags must be disabled. In latest Dev build one of the flags is removed and it's impossible to use the old pop-up there anymore.

  • @andrew84 You are right the dev flag (Enable the use of SurfaceLayer objects for videos) is gone..

    But in Opera Stable 66.0.3515.44 the only flag that needs to be disabled is - (Use surface layers in Video Pop-out

    so ya wrong about both flags..

    try it and ya will see this flag - (Enable the use of SurfaceLayer objects for videos)

    can be set @ default/enabled or disabled and the old pip still works

    so since the 1 flag works in stable w/o 2nd flag being set

    the Dev should work also with the one flag

  • @nvmjustagirl I tried already and video just stops playing here (Win8x64).
    And this is not my idea about the two flags.

  • @andrew84 hopeful Dev Team will pay better Attention to this (win 10 here)

    as ya can see in last pic above stable works fine with the one flag disabled

  • @nvmjustagirl said in No sound bar and resize option in Video Pop-up:


    See what? That the old pop-up has issues? I think that they don't care about the old pop-pup anymore and it will be removed completely soon because of conflicting with new Chromium versions. That's why they enabled the new pop-up (which is Chromium's default PiP). I understand that this is not their fault, but it is one of the main Opera features (old and trusted feature) and they could first restyle it (add volume controls, timing and etc.) and then release. Instead of doing that they implement Workspaces, Sidebar's sliding settings panel and other things.

  • @andrew84 yes they been work 'n on pip
    DNA-83944 Tweak video pop-out window geometry.. lol

    another thing i've noticed in Dev is this - (OpenGL: Enabled)


    stable does not have this..

  • I still don't understand what the point is of the new pop-out.

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