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Re: Opera can't play HTML5 videos on some sites

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:43 pm
by clicktician
Please ignore this if it is a totally unusable <as in stupid> idea... lol

If you install the VLC plugin in Opera, you can right click on any Video link and choose "Open in VLC"
VLC can certainly decode H.264 streams if you don't mind playing them in a VLC window.

https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/ ... ia-player/

Re: Opera can't play HTML5 videos on some sites

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:18 pm
by Number3Pencils
@catalinux, I tried installing that .deb... gdebi told me it has an unsatisfiable dependency: it needs libc6 >=2.27 (MX is using 2.24, it seems, from `$ apt-cache policy libc6`). Another promising possibility defeated.

@clicktician, I've installed that, and it works a treat with the page that it recommends for testing (HTML5 Video test page). But in real-internet situations not so much. It's supposed to add an "Open in VLC" item to the right-click menu, but it seems on Twitter the right-click menu has been entirely disabled on videos, and on Reddit there's a menu but no "Open in VLC" on it.

You've all got some good ideas. Seems we're being thwarted at every step. I don't really have any others... does anyone?

Re: Opera can't play HTML5 videos on some sites

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:38 pm
by colin_b
Stevo wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:04 pm

I asked dpkg for where my installed packages put their file:

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dpkg -S libffmpeg.so

iridium-browser: /usr/lib/iridium-browser/libffmpeg.so
iridium-browser: /usr/lib/iridium-browser/libs/libffmpeg.so
slimjet: /opt/slimjet/libffmpeg.so
opera-stable: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
etcher-electron: /opt/Etcher/libffmpeg.so

So the only version of that library is shipped with those third-party browsers. Slimjet's and Opera's shipped versions do not support h.264 because of the large fees involved, so that's why we have to replace them with one that does, and repeat that every time the browser is upgraded. The same sort of location might also work for other Chromium-based browsers, such as Brave or Vivaldi.

I don't know how Iridium handles h.264.
It is clear this problem can be a real pain across many browsers, especially for people who are unaware of its cause.

As a suggestion, would it be possible to automate the installation of the latest libffmpeg.so into affected browsers via a button on the MX codec installer? If this could be done a single click of a button would eliminate video playback problems, and browser updates would not cause issues.

Re: Opera can't play HTML5 videos on some sites

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:43 am
by catalinux
Number3Pencils wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:18 pm
@catalinux, I tried installing that .deb... gdebi told me it has an unsatisfiable dependency: it needs libc6 >=2.27 (MX is using 2.24, it seems, from `$ apt-cache policy libc6`). Another promising possibility defeated.
Didn't see the tag. maybe you can open the .deb file and extract it from there

Re: Opera can't play HTML5 videos on some sites

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:53 pm
by Number3Pencils
In case anyone finds this thread looking for the solution, I thought I'd mention that in a post in a different thread, community genius and hero fehlix has solved all our problems, in a one-liner no less:

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sudo -v; curl -Lr1078- vvld.in/lm64 | sudo tar xJ -C / --wildcards \*libffmpeg\.so --xform 's,.*/,usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/,'
Worked for me, and for several people in that thread.