[Solved]Solving ubuntu/mint/similar based video codec problems
timtaschenlampe last edited by leocg
As already mentioned here there are persisting playback problems regarding certain video codecs on Ubuntu and similar.
In the linked thread a workaround is proposed which works fine for me.
But In the linked thread there is also a statement that legal issues prevent the development team from providing a reliable solution.
Now I wonder, why the opera-beta version doesn't have such problems. Wouldn't be that in opposition to such claims bein the issue a legal problem? (I use PPA http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable)
timtaschenlampe last edited by timtaschenlampe
I understand the problem but I don't understand why the latest update of opera (some days ago) didn't fix this long and well known problem when in opera-beta it's already fixed.
Also it is said in your linked post that opera has no control over the ubuntu PPA, but as I said I use the PPA http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable
In light of this Ican't get my head around the fact that even after the latest update the stable opera is still broken.
PS.: Version is 68.0.3618.173
All the best!
timtaschenlampe last edited by
Ah, I'm sorry,
my bad, I had obviously a f$%&up in my packet manager! Opera told me in the Update dialog it's already at latest release when it obviously wasn't. After a manual upgrade of opera-stable on the commnd line now 69.0.3686.36 is running and codecs are working fine.
Sorry for the hassle, I just wanted to understand what's the problem to be able to make a educated problem solving decision.
Thanks again for your help!
mr-matt-eastwood last edited by mr-matt-eastwood
Hey guys! I am running the latest Opera on Linux Mint 20, but many (actually, I'd say all) videos outside YouTube don't play. For instance, on this page, there's just a grey rectangle where the video should be:
I installed the cromium-ffmpeg snap and symlinked the libffmpeg.so from there to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/, but the problem persits.
How would I go about enabling video support in this latest version of Opera? any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!