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H.264 support for Opera and openSUSE

  • I am using openSUSE Leap 42.2 and Opera 46.0.2597.57.

    Some videos on the internet (maybe the half on YouTube) do not work on Opera. YouTube tells me that I cannot watch the video and suggests me visiting https://www.youtube.com/html5. H.264 and MSE & H.264 are not supported by my browser as the page mentions, although Opera is listed as suported.

    I did some research and installed the following packages (which were not the sollution):

    chromium-ffmpeg-extra
    chromium-ffmpeg-extra-debuginfo
    chromium-ffmpegsumo
    Maybe I need to mention that Firefox works pretty fine with YouTube and other videos that do not work on Opera.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    PS: If this issue is fixed with openSUSE Leap 42.3 this would be an option for me, but I still hadn't enough time for an update.

  • Since opensuse's search page here is not that helpful, because it gives me no way to search for packages on opensuse leap 42.x, please read first the thread on my signature.
    I would give a better answer if I knew that opensuse does package chromium ffmpeg codecs, sorry.

    If it does package them, what version are they on?

  • Hi @eagerhalfling, have you already tried to add the below repo?
    zypper addrepo -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ packman
    If not, then add it, update the "chromium-ffmpeg-extra" package (others are not needed for Opera), and see if that helps in your case.

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