RE: Opera 54.0.2952.41: Streaming videos don't work anymore
@zhochaka That's why it is useful to understand the root of the problem. If you read the old @jimunderscorep's post, you will see that the problem is that the new version of the codecs is not yet in the Ubuntu repo. Since the repo is not maintained by Opera developers, there is no reason to blame them. In my opinion, Opera shouldn't release a new version to the stable channel until necessary codecs arrive, but this is an operational problem and has nothing to do with the quality of the product itself.
Similarly, although obtaining a new version of
libffmpeg and copying it manually might work, it is not a good solution. However, if we take into account that Opera 54 was released to the channel too early (relative to codecs), the logical solution is to roll back Opera itself and put it on hold until the Ubuntu team pushes new
libffmpeg to their repo, and this was exactly what I did 2 weeks ago and described in this post: