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[SOLVED] HTML5 videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

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[SOLVED] HTML5 videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#1 Post by markos » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:41 pm

Any web site that requires flash (AccuRadio, BBC World News, etc.) has an issue with latest Opera. I am using MX Linux 17. I tried the same version of Opera on Windows 10 and it works fine. I used other browsers on linux like Chrome and Firefox and they play flash videos fine. Flash player is installed on my linux system.

List of installed flash packages on my system:

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$ apt list --installed | grep flash

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

adobe-flash-properties-gtk/stretch,mx,now 1:20180206.1-1mx17+1 amd64 [installed]
adobe-flashplugin/stretch,mx,now 1:20180206.1-1mx17+1 amd64 [installed]
Any suggestions?

PS
The same issue with Opera 50.
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Re: Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:55 pm

Opera had had this problem/feature for some time. Google Opera and flash problems.
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Re: Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#3 Post by markos » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:13 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:Opera had had this problem/feature for some time. Google Opera and flash problems.
Unfortunately, it seems this can't be fixed. I posed the question on Opera forum and was forwarded to this link.
https://forums.opera.com/topic/25129/op ... h-player/3

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Re: Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:16 pm

That's my conclusion as well. It's too bad b/c otherwise I would be using Opera as my go-to browser. Plus their bookmarks setup is weird...
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Re: Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#5 Post by penguin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:39 am

Have o look at my post.

viewtopic.php?f=104&t=42761

Alternatively use Slimjet and install codec as will be suggested by Slimjet when it will detect videos that cannot play.
Or Vivaldi.

If your problem is related to H264 codec ( i am fairway from my MX Linux computer actually), you should Google for this and there is a solution :happy:, I managed to resolve this problem on my MX Machine, maybe 2 weeks ago (but not as suggested in my post).

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Re: Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#6 Post by markos » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:54 am

Finally, I managed to solve this. I had to install a new libffmpeg.so which included the missing codecs. It can be found here: https://pkgs.org/download/opera-stable-libffmpeg

On my system the new shared object (libffmpeg.so) had to be installed in

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/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/
The URL points to an rpm package but as long as you can browse into it or just extract it you get the shared object. In fact, the entire package contains just that file.

I hope this will be of use to other MX users that have the same issue with Opera.

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Re: [SOLVED] Flash videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#7 Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:22 pm

That solution shows that it was an HTML5 codec problem and didn't involve Flash at all. It would be nice if you edited the thread title to reflect the true nature of the issue.

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Re: [SOLVED] HTML5 videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#8 Post by markos » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:15 pm

Done.

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Re: [SOLVED] HTML5 videos not playing on latest stable Opera (51.0.2830.40)

#9 Post by colin_b » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:43 pm

I tried Vivaldi many moons ago and I found that videos on some sites didn't work (Mail Online and BBC are two examples). I read something about a bug in Vivaldi, so I simply reverted back to Firefox.

Anyway, about a week ago I read https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-15- ... owser.html. I am not sure how true it is, but I'm looking to get off Firefox.

I've tried Opera, but it had the same problem as Vivaldi. I then tried Slimjet, but it also has the same problem. Fortunately Slimjet provided a page which explained the problem.
https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php

Slimjet doesn't include h.264, AAC and mp3 decoders on Linux and Mac platform due to patent issues. Without h.264 and AAC decoders, HTML5 videos encoded with MP4 format will not be playable. Without mp3 decoder, mp3 streaming music will not be playable. There are some external ffmpeg libraries contributed by the community which includes the proprietary decoders. You can download and install them on your own.

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NOTE: Every time you upgrade to a newer version of Slimjet, you will need install the ffmpeg library again.
I am just wondering if the required ffmpeg for these browsers could be installed automatically via the codec installer. It would save a lot of hassle for people like myself who are not familiar with terminal use.

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