The Videos Don't Play Topic
mtompset last edited by
When I log into netflix and get Error O7355, I run this script. I have Chromium installed as a snap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
cp /snap/chromium/current/usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.chromium.$DATE
if [ ! -f "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.opera.$DATE" ]; then
cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.opera.$DATE
cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so.chromium.$DATE /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
I have had to do this every single time opera updates.
pavlar 0 last edited by pavlar 0
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klcjr77 last edited by leocg
I keep getting this notice from YouTube.
This needs to be fixed on Opera's end. We cannot do anything. NO add-on nor extension works.
ilbert last edited by
I'm running Opera 71.0.3770.271 on elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera (Ubuntu-based distro) and I can't play videos from any website except Youtube (live videos don't work even on YT).
truden last edited by
@ilbert I see now that Hera is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but the file I listed above is for Ubuntu 16
So, try downloading the file from here - https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic-updates/amd64/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra/download and do the same thing.
Let me know how did it work.
truden last edited by
@ilbert, sorry man.
I'm with Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Cinnamon (64-bit) and use Opera only for testing my websites.
Elementary is attractive OS, especially if you come from macOS, but it is with many flaws. And about Opera, the best way to go is to abandon it and move to another browser (Chromium), which will push Opera developers to do their job. We must not work for them, they must work for us.
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ilbert last edited by leocg
- download the last Google Chrome .deb file:
- extract it in the same folder:
dpkg -x google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb .
- go to the directory where the extracted WidevineCdm folder is located:
- find the directory where Opera looks for the WidevineCdm folder:
In my case I got:
[ "/opt/google/chrome/WidevineCdm", "/opt/google/chrome-beta/WidevineCdm", "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/WidevineCdm" ]
so I had to put the extracted WidevineCdm folder in /opt/google/chrome/
- copy/move the extracted WidevineCdm folder in that directory:
sudo cp -r WidevineCdm/ /opt/google/chrome/
(if /opt/google/chrome/ does not exists, create it)
- make sure that folder is readable by everyone:
sudo chmod 755 /opt/google/chrome/WidevineCdm/
Enjoy your paid streaming services!
I think it's pretty much the same as this guide.
toine last edited by leocg
The reason why video is not playing (after a update) in Opera is due to the fact that the H264 codec is not supported (ie Opera does not pay money to the license owner of the proprietary H264 codec)
Use the opensource X264 codec which is you can download from the software manager tab in Ubuntu, Mint, etcetra
It worked for me with ubuntu and Mint. Otherwise this link could be helpfull: https://forums.opera.com/topic/34659/opera-linux-browser-h-264-support-through-x264-open-source-codec
amgpuma last edited by
Hi, Im with Opera 72 (latest) on Deepin (debian stable) and can play videos on youtube but not on other site i.e. newspapers and or streaming sites. Is there anything I can do to solve it?Many thanks