FFMPEG installation instructions
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A multitude of different how-tos exists on the web, but most of it is outdated, or does not work.