Opera VPN is working great right now! I'm in NY USA and selected Americas and got a NY City server giving me great speeds all around. Videos are even playing well!
Hope it lasts!
Using Opera 49.0.2725.64. Last couple days, at least, been getting decent speeds using Opera VPN. Videos still play balky though but better than last week. Hopefully they are improving things. Been using Missouri USA and Columbia locations which have been giving better results than the others.
Yes the old free VPN was good and had decent overall speeds.
This new VPN is very slow but still decent for strictly text usage. However the new VPN is slow for loading pics and totally useless for viewing videos. Since nothing is being done to improve it, perhaps this was the intent of Opera all along. After all Opera VPN is free.
Looks like some new servers on today.
When I select Americas and Optimal location, Egypt comes up.
Selecting Europe gives me the Ukraine.
Asia still gives me Sweden....oh and they all are slow and videos run terrible.
The VPN from a couple weeks ago performed much better.
Yes adding Asia, when upon doing a IP check shows Sweden???....just made things worse.
Went back to the other choices that all show Norway, on doing an IP check and things get a little better. This new VPN really slows all videos down terrible. You have to turn VPN off to view videos decently.
Wish Opera went back to their previous VPN from a couple weeks ago that ran videos much better.
Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I still think Opera VPN, offered as it is, should be available more than some of the time.
Agree. Don't need VPN all the time but it's a nice option to have and it's free. I see today Opera offered an Asia choice. Tried it and when doing an IP check Asia IP's out as Sweden and slower than the other 3 choices. The other 3 choices America, Europe and Optimal location still all come up as Norway when you do an IP check on them.
Here we go again!
Updated Ubuntu today. There were some changes made to Opera 49, namely chromium ffmpeg codecs extra 63 replaced chromium ffmpeg codecs extra 62, making videos NOT play again.
Just did again what I did before as shown below and videos are running again.
@cybrsaylr said in Just about all videos won't play!:
Opened Synaptic Package Manager and removed chromium ffmpeg codecs extra 63.0.3239.84
Then downloaded and installed codecs-ffmpeg-extra_62.0.3202.94 as per http://launchpadlibrarian.net/345863538/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_62.0.3202.94-0ubuntu0.16.04.1317_amd64.deb
Restarted Opera 49.0 and videos are running again.
However Synaptic now shows this:
Oh and it seems the new Opera VPN that presently offers only 3 regions does slow videos down quite a bit when turned on. When VPN is turned off videos play very well.
The old VPN worked fairly well but the new VPN is very slow. New VPN offers only Americas, Europe and Optimal Location and when I check my IP, Norway comes up for on all three places! The old VPN offered 5 or 6 choices and checking your IP reflected those different regions.
Sure it is nice Opera's VPN is free but it worked faster before, not now.
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