RE: Opera Version:58.0.3135.117 Opera is up to date but Videos don't play
If you guys really wanna get something done, stop working around google's problem by downgrading to other browsers and tell content authors to fix it by not using H.264.
they don't always fix their videos, but most of the time they do within the day to a few days later.
you'll find my comments all over youtube of videos that don't or initially didn't play for me.
if they fix it, I thank them for it and usually give a like if I agree with the video.
if they don't want my like or watch time, that's on them
if I really wanna watch the video, I can just download it and watch it in full 1080p_60 rather than 480p.
I'm pretty sure that quality cut is both Opera's poor optimization in certain areas as well as google's illegal throttling on youtube to enforce chrome use.
also I report the video to google every time I stumble across one, reporting that google is only hurting the authors with their proprietary codec.
this is certainly easier than patching my browser every week, which also only works around google's problem instead of fixing it.
H.264 may be a good codec, but unfortunately google brought this on themselves by making it proprietary.