Currently, Opera on Linux (for example, Ubuntu or OpenSUSE distributions) cannot play h264 videos by default.
For example, consider this YouTube video, which happens to be served with the h264 codec:
This is really a big downside - for many users, YouTube is a heavily used service, and everybody plays videos on websites every once in a while. There should be a relatively smooth method of making this work.
I understand that not including the proper ffmpeg libraries in the distribution is a result of licensing issues, but could you please include clear, up-to-date instructions (for each release) on the Opera website about:
- Where to download ffmpeg libraries.
- How to install them so that they work with Opera.
- Anything else that is needed to make this work.
A multitude of different how-tos exists on the web, but most of it is outdated, or does not work.