The Videos Don't Play Topic
budidabudi last edited by leocg
Greetings everyone, assalaamu'alaikum
In this topic, I want to share how to fix Opera error 102630 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS May 2022: Can't play video on Youtube and Livestreaming
Before that, I'm new user of Ubuntu 22.04 (installing yesterday May 30th, 2022) and experience playback issue on Opera Stable version 87.0.4390.36. Screenshot below:
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Note: I'm sorry I don't screenshot my own because I forgot and more focus on solution.
This topic is continuation of previous topic below:
- https://forums.opera.com/topic/35880/opera-cannot-play-certain-videos-on-latest-version-of-kubuntu-19-10/7 big thanks to: @burner2000
- https://forums.opera.com/topic/36229/widevine-h-264-support-on-ubuntu-19-10 big thanks to: @johnnyboycurtis
Actually, the solution is same as the previous topic but with additional change location directory. So here how to fix the issue:
- Google and download file "libwidevinecdm.so", or you can have mine here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sQFerXR59aVeIlFhG-2bJxr3qMYcLH4R/view?usp=sharing
- Copy that file to opera directory with this command line below:
~$ sudo cp /home/Name/Downloads/libwidevinecdm.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/resources/libwidevinecdm.so
Note: change Name to your computer name, the initial address may different in your computer
- Restart the opera
Hope it works guyss, thank youu
Note: If the problem persist, try to install previous Opera version. You can have it here:
jojocw last edited by
I solved it for me in ubuntu (ex. Xubuntu) 22.04 and opera 87:
I downloaded and installed vivaldi 5.3 from the internet website. (*.deb)
then I renamed the (Opera) libffmpeg.so to libffmpeg.so-orig (or delete it) in
then I copied the libffmpeg.so from Vavaldi to Opera
from /opt/vivaldi/lib/ (I think it was there)
finaly I removed vivaldi
sudo apt remove --purge vivaldi*
That works for me.
jojocw last edited by
My own post obove dosn´t work in my new opera after update.
So i found this on gibhub:
Open Opera Type in: opera://about (or vivaldi://about,)
then Ctrl+F to find 'Chrome' in the user-agent, (It is in Browser-Identification)
version number is Chrome/XXX.other_numbers .
expl. Chrome/101 (2 or 3 signs).
Then go to this Download-Site
Go to your version of Chrome and Download the
Copy it with root to Opera-Directory
(you can rename the origin libffmpeg.so before
This works for me now.
alexs last edited by alexs
For Opera stable version: 88.0.4412.27 (Chrome build 102.0.5005.61)
Go to http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-chromium-builds/stage/ubuntu/pool/main/c/chromium-browser/
chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_102.0.5005(Ctrl+F) and download the following .deb:
Then unpack the .deb into an empty folder, unpack data.tar.xz there. In the folder
/usr/lib/chromium-browser/is the proper libffmpeg.so.
Copy the libffmpeg.so into the directory
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/(If not present, create it with
With new Chrome build go to
opera://about/and read the Chrome version in the browser id.
MarcoRboels last edited by
Easy solution via Terminal (rooted) for Opera 88.0.4412.40:
$ sudo snap install chromium-ffmpeg
$ sudo cp /snap/chromium-ffmpeg/current/chromium-ffmpeg-107578/chromium-ffmpeg/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
It's as easy as taken the last chromium-ffmpeg's library every-time you update Opera's versions, I mean, chromium-ffmpeg it's updated in parallel with Opera and vice versa.
kurkcualper last edited by
thanks, worked. I used 108372 version, after created symlink I restarted opera.
StevenJames123 last edited by leocg
Can some one tell me why on You Tube
some of the videos cant play in Opera?
I use Windows and Linux
Windows plays all the videos
but Linux Opera..wont play certain ones.
How can this be ?
StevenJames123 last edited by
@leocg cmon man
NO Its Opera Browser
it works fine in Winblows
its not my OS I been on Machine way before you were born
Dont do me like that man
Im 67 i dont need to be disrespected
and I also had a Blog on there for years
I had 2000 followers
Im not 12
did you knoiw Microsoft sends out
phony emails with Porn ?
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@stevenjames123 Well, as the topic says, you need to have/install the proper libffmpeg.iso file installed for proprietary codecs to run in Opera for Linux and you have to update it every time there is a major version update because the Chromium version will also change and break everything again.
As you read, it's a legal issue and there isn't much that Opera can do.