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None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Captain Brillo
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None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by Captain Brillo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 am

I'm running Vivaldi, Slimjet and Firefox.
All of a sudden today, Vivaldi can't run videos, so I assumed, at first, that it was a repeat of the reason I stopped using Opera.
But then I tried Slimjet and Firefox, and neither of them is working.
YouTube works, but not videos like those on smithsonian.com or theweathernetwork.com
Flash is installed from the repo.

Any suggestions? More info needed?

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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by chrispop99 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 am

I have the latest updated Flash, and video on the two websites you mention work here in Firefox.

Right-click the MX-Updater, and select History. Check your Flash plugin is the latest version:

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adobe-flashplugin                       amd64  1:20181205.1-1mx17+1              1:20190108.1-1mx17+1
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by Captain Brillo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:22 am

Yep.
Latest versions of everything.

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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:44 am

Have you rebooted since the install?
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by PondLife » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am

Don't think it is flash. Can play video on both sites (Html5) in Firefox and I don't have adobe-flash installed.
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by manyroads » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:54 am

Maybe your removal of Opera 'borked' something.

First, I'd try reinstalling your 'broken' browsers.
Second, you can try installing pepperflash to see if that might fix things.
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:21 pm

Alternatively, check the history and post here what got removed if you removed stuff.
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by Captain Brillo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Uninstalled 3 browsers and flash. Rebooted.
installed 3 browsers and flash. Rebooted.
Vivaldi still borked, getting same error:

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This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser
Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED
Tried fixes from Vivaldi forum, no luck so far.

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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by manyroads » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:11 pm

@Captain Brillo, you might try contacting @handy via PM. He is very deep into/ savvy about Vivaldi. Perhaps he can offer you a clue/ solution?!!
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Re: None of my browsers can play embedded videos any more

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Post by philotux » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:12 pm

Could it be related to this:
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. Make sure you quit Slimjet first before installing the external ffmpeg library.

Please note that the major version of the ffmpeg library should match with the Blink engine version of Slimjet. Otherwise, Slimjet might not be able to run at all. Always backup the original copy of libffmpeg.so before overwriting it with the external copy. The instructions here are intended for the latest version (21.0.8.0)of Slimjet. If you are using an older version of Slimjet, you might need find an older version of ffmpeg library to be compatible.
You can download libffmpeg.so from the ubuntu chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package. The file name to pick should have such a pattern: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_$ChromiumVersion-0ubuntu0.$UbuntuVersion_$SystemBits.deb. $ChromiumVersion is the Chromium engine version used by Slimjet. You can check that in Help center->About Slimjet. $UbuntuVersion is the version of your linux. $SystemBits is amd64 for 64-bit Slimjet and i386 for 32-bit Slimjet. If you can't find an exact match for the version numbers, get the best match and try your luck. Extract the file libffmpeg.so out of the deb archive using the dpkg command.

>dpkg -x downloaded_file.deb .

The libffmpeg.so file is located under the subfolder "usr/lib/chromium-browser" after dpkg extraction. You can use some GUI archive manager to extract the file as well such as the built-in archive manager shipped with Ubuntu. After that, use the following commands to copy libffmpeg.so to the Slimjet installation folder ("/opt/slimjet" on Ubuntu),

>sudo cp libffmpeg.so /opt/slimjet/
I have seen similar issue with Opera and Vivaldi as well elsewhere.
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