Originally posted by j7nj7n:
If no videos play, not even VP8 or Theora, something went wrong in replacing the file or modifying Opera executable.
I tried this page and Opera plays even all three videos at the same time without any flaw.
After verifying that Opera works well with some users, I turned back to the users were it didn't. Removing the .opera directory before starting Opera did not work. No videos were displayed when using a pristine configuration. By accident I discovered that invoking Opera once as 'opera -debuglibraries' changed things. After doing this all videos are now displayed, even when a new invocation is simply 'opera'.
Then I reinstalled my original .opera from backup and tried the same trick. It didn't work. After some trial and error I deleted operaprefs.ini and started again. Now the trick worked and everything is fine.
Performance is good when displaying the video in the original size. But when using full screen mode (1920x1080) Firefox is much better.
Anyway many thanks for your valuable tips. I would not have succeeded without them.