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.
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.
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.