@sgunhouse said in Solving the problem of the Opera browser with video playback in Ubuntu and similar distributions (Linux Mint, KDE neon):
@operafan123 And did you install the codecs for Chromium 89.0?
I simply followed the instructions from the above original post
"First of all, you need to install the chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package. You can do this using the terminal with the following command:
sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
Usually the second step is to create a symlink for the file libffmpeg.so, but since now the Opera browser delivers a file with this name (but not solving the problem), we will delete it and then create a simlink to the new file. File deletion:
sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
Creating a simlink:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/"
I will also add that a fresh install does not work - even on a new machine, yet a fresh install of Vivaldi, and Chrome both work with Netflix without problems