The Videos Don't Play Topic
burnout426 last edited by
opera://about, what version of Chromium does it say your Opera is using and what does it say for the "install" path? We can link you do the right file.
Vikk4 last edited by
I followed a similar set of instructions, but it did not work.
I used 52.2 which is for chrom 89, but my chromium is 90 and dist 54 is for chromium 91. It has no linux dist. So I was looking into how to compile the source code.
Luckily there was an Opera update, this morning that fixed my problem and I now can play videos again.
jazardly last edited by
Had this issue yesterday and fixed it by copying the libffmpeg.so from chromium, but the devs managed to make it worse today somehow and now this solution doesn't fix it. I went from Twitch and Twitter videos not working to everything playing again, back to Twitch and Twitter not playing but also Youtube livestreams not playing
MaximB last edited by
Having the same issue...
No videos on Facebook, but Youtube works fine.
If Opera is now based on Google Chrome, why does it have new problems that Chrome doesn't have, and why the Devs ignore such major problems?
BorealDesign last edited by
Same problem in Fedora 34, facebook videos does not play
BorealDesign last edited by
@leocg Please, I'm new in this forum, (long user fedora linux and about 4 months using opera). Could you tell me where are the solutions. Videos working just for youtube. Anyewhere else (Canva, Facebook, twitter,...). I'm webdesigner and videomaker, without this opera is unuseless for me. I'm working for months only with Opera. Please, tell me it was not a very big mistake. How can I solve this. The upgrade to fedora 34 was ok, the problem came after this, in a opera browser update. Can you help me, please? Thank you
useropera2021 last edited by leocg
Problem: Video/streaming on websites can't start/don't work with Opera for Linux till now
Linux: Please help for Opera 76 (for Linux) for streaming and video support like with Chromium 91 Browser (for Linux)
Easier Streaming, video and flash(switch on/off) support (HTML 5/Flash) like with Chromium Browser 91 (for Linux):
Please help supporting for Opera for Linux (in further Opera for Linux settings eventually possible to switch on (flash) streaming and video possibilities as option, or as addon ?) like with Chromium 91 (for Linux) with Flash and Streaming possibiltiy for internet streaming and video sites like
wilmaa.comand also on dvd trailer sites (links below).
Many thanks !
Ercouper last edited by leocg
I've been using Opera for several years but reluctantly will be moving on to a different browser because of Opera not being able to play many videos due to missing codecs. I keep hearing that it is because of legal reasons which I can't understand. Other browsers such as Firefox, Vivaldi, etc. apparently don't have this legal problem. Why can't this be resolved? Opera is great is all other aspects.
leocg Moderator last edited by
@ercouper To be able to play proprietary codecs by itself, Opera needs to have a license that may be very expensive. For that reason, Opera relies on the OS to be able to play media that uses those codecs.
On Windows and Mac things are more easy, but Linux being more decentralized makes things a little more complicated.
By the way, Firefox has the license. Don't know about Vivaldi but it seems to be in the same situation as Opera.