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Opera does not allow running Spotify Player in Linux natively?

  • I'm having a problem using Opera 67.0.3575.53 to access audio content from Spotify. I don't know if for lack of some native support or some Library. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and always give this error and redirect to https://support.spotify.com/br/using_spotify/system_settings/enable-the-spotify-web-player/

    This link presents the following message "Enable the web player
    To: Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge "No instructions for Opera.

    *If the message “Playback of protected content is not enabled” (or a similar error) appears when you try to use the web player, simply enable the Widevine plugin or download a media pack. Select your browser below to learn how.

    Note: enabling the plugin does not require any downloads and does not compromise your online security.

    Chrome
    Firefox
    Edge*

    What should I do to enable support for Spotify?

  • If it is a drm-only issue, check one of the dozens of threads about widevine. And also check the thread on my signature and this one, just in case it is also a "poor codec support" issue as well.
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/35880/opera-cannot-play-certain-videos-on-latest-version-of-kubuntu-19-10

  • the answer I found inside the file /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera-developer/resources/widevine_config.json. I saw that vivaldi opened the spotfy webplayer without any problems, so I looked in the browser folders for the folder that the opera file directed. After finding vivaldi's WidevineCdm folder, I created the following directory in - /opt/google/chrome/ - after that I went to - /var/opt/vivaldi - and copied the WidevineCdm folder into - /opt/google/chrome / -. I closed the opera and opened it again and everything went smoothly

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