Opera 25 (beta) and MP3

  • ¨Support for H.264 and MP3

    H.264 video and MP3 Audio is widely used on the internet. With Opera beta 25 you will have native access to such media content. This feature has higher system requirements than the rest of Opera: Windows Vista or newer, OS X 10.9 or newer, and on Linux you need ffmpeg version 2.3.x or newer.¨

    I have version 2.4 installed and there is no way to play MP3 on Soundcloud or similar websites.

  • See this post here by rafaelluik.

    You will have to restart Opera after enabling that option.

  • thank you linuxmint7, I had already checked flags but I cannot enable them, that's what I get there:

    ¨Sorry, this experiment is not available on your platform.¨

    I don't understand, Opera Desktop Team's Blog says all Linux users need is ffmpeg, what am I missing here?

  • Ah!, do you have the pepper flash (PPAPI) plug-in installed ?, Opera 25+ now only works with that version of the flash plug-in.

  • PPAPI installed and flash works fine
    this is an example of a website where Opera doesn't work
    http://pitchfork.com/reviews/best/tracks/
    I cannot play the soundcloud - MP3 - tracks

  • The blog post is incorrect, it actually only works with ffmpeg 2.3.x currently (so not with 2.4). This is because ffmpeg does not maintain binary compatibility between versions (2.3.x is not binary compatible with 2.4.x).

  • Dear god is this true? Kill me already, Linux is unquestionably THE GREATEST PITA EVER!

  • i have the same trubble on soundcloud

  • edit: after an update today, i can now play soundcloud tracks 🙂

  • edit: after an update today, i can now play soundcloud tracks 🙂

    yes, the developer version works now, the post here was for the beta version, let's hope the new beta will have it fixed.

  • These instructions should allow you to get h.264 video and mp3 audio running on any modern distro with very little effort. They inform you how to simply compile your own version of FFmpeg 2.3.x, such that it will not clash with any version you currently have installed. I also explain how to remove the self compiled version at a later date should you need to. Numerous people have tested this instructions and been able to get things working.

  • edit: after an update today, i can now play soundcloud tracks 🙂

    yes, the developer version works now, the post here was for the beta version, let's hope the new beta will have it fixed.

    i'm using the Beta version. i can play soundcloud tracks now, but only it seems podcasts. probably in a different format

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