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Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:13:43 am »
It's a temporary haxor, but the lack of H.264 was driving me to use Fx  :P

The trick was to download the 'chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extras' package for Ubu Cosmic, strip out 'libffmpeg.so', and replace the default one in the Opera lib.

Path for 'Opera Stable'
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/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera

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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 12:20:19 am »
BTW, if advanced Peppermint Opera users feel trying this, here's the link for the package:

https://packages.ubuntu.com/cosmic/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

You'll need to shoehorn it in manually ...  ;)

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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:28:03 am »
Nice find :)
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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 06:54:31 pm »
Worked a treat on Opera  8)

Man, I didn't realize how many sites use H.264 - every site I normally visit, actually.

Guess I can purge Chromium now. It doesn't hold a candle to Opera anyway.

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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 01:04:11 pm »
I wish they'd

a) open source it.

b) re-enable the "--app=" switch (being chromium based, I don't understand why they disabled it in the first place .. are they in league with Gnome, removing useful features for no apparent reason :-\)

c) add optional support for widevine (netflix).

If they did those 3 things I'd seriously consider it as our default .. but the first two make it useless to us.
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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 11:49:20 pm »
'chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra (68.0.3440.75-0ubuntu1)' is available now:

https://packages.ubuntu.com/cosmic/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

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Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 12:25:35 am »
I wish they'd

a) open source it [...]

Yup. That's the problem - too many copyrights for the Opera devs (and SMF)  to deal with.

* I'd post the copyrights, but it's 19,231 lines long (exceeds the 30,000 character message limit)