Same problem here. Affects both WhatsApp and Messenger. Devs: can you guys issue a fix please?
Until then, a workaround is pressing Ctrl+Shift+M to close the app window.
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Hey guys, thanks for this! I've been wondering what might be the culprit, especially because, as you said, YouTube hasn't used Flash in years, and also because some videos on YouTube keep working in HD, and only some give me the "Missing options?" message.
I had heard of libffmpeg.so before, but I didn't realize that it was responsible for the issues. @avl, thanks for your suggestion! I checked and the version of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra currently installed on my system is indeed 64. I will uninstall it and then manually install the .deb.
If this happens again, how would I go about finding the correct version of this package to install? I went to launchpad.net and looked for "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra", and it gives me 26,900 search results.
I have the exact same issue on Linux Mint 18.3, Opera 50.0.2762.67. Things were fine until a few days ago, then videos stopped working properly.
I had the following packages installed, but re-installed them in an attempt to solve the problem which did not help:
Firefox and Chrome are not affected.
Hey everybody, I might have a solution.
In Opera, go to opera://gpu (or chrome://gpu). You will likely see that video encode and decode are done by software, not hardware accelerated. Probably some other things as well.
Go to opera://flags (or chrome://flags), and enable the option, "Override software rendering list". Close and re-open Opera. You will see that videos are now hardware-accelerated.
While you're at it, you could also go ahead and enable hardware acceleration in Firefox. Google "Ubuntu Firefox enable hardware acceleration", it's one of the first results.
I don't know for sure whether this really fixes our problem. It did solve stuttering issues for me, which I continued to experience on my desktop PC on 17.10 after uninstalling Opera, and then again after switching to Mint 18.3. After my switch to Mint, I also had stuttering in ZSNES, which went away after I did the following:
The "PowerMizer" setting is automatically reset after reboot. To make it permanent, open the "Startup Applications" app and add the following as a new startup application:
nvidia-settings -a '[gpu:0]/GPUPowerMizerMode=1'
Name and describe as you see fit. More info: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/832288/how-to-automatically-set-powermizer-to-prefer-maximum-performace-with-340-and-346-drivers/?offset=3
Since I'm no longer on 17.10 on my desktop and I still use my laptop for daily work, I can't tell for sure whether any of the above fixes our problem. It would be awesome if one of you guys could report back.
@jimunderscorep Hey Jim, sorry for the late reply!
The behaviour that illioren described above is very similar to mine, except I don't think I experienced lagging before the whole system UI froze. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you whether disabling hardware acceleration would have made a difference, because I ended up uninstalling Opera on my desktop PC.
Soon after, my PC started exhibiting the desktop stuttering that illioren described (to be clear, this was after uninstalling Opera). I completely stopped using my desktop PC at that point. I've been working from my laptop over the past weeks, which still runs on Ubuntu 17.04. Opera continues to run perfectly here.
When I get around to it, I will uninstall Ubuntu 17.10 on my desktop PC and go back to 17.04.
In the meantime, it looks like this is an issue only on Ubuntu 17.10.
Hey guys, good to see I'm not alone...
Based in Montreal, Canada. Using the latest Opera (45.0.2552.881) on 64-bit Ubuntu GNOME.
Switching user agent (e.g. to Firefox on Ubuntu) solves the problem.
Same problem here. Do we have a bug report? I've never opened one for Opera before, but I could look into it.