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(SOLVED) opera browser with vpn
« on: October 25, 2019, 10:57:18 am »
hello i installed opera browser on my laptop running Peppermint 10 but when i clicked on vpn it tried downloading again.
does anyone know a command line way of installing opera browser with vpn please ?
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Re: opera browser with vpn
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 11:47:14 am »
You'll have to explain that a little better, Opera has a built in VPN (really more of a proxy), but I'm a bit baffled about this statement:-

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but when i clicked on vpn it tried downloading again

Click on VPN where exactly ? .. and what exactly happened when you clicked it ?

also, what's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep opera
and
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list
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Re: opera browser with vpn
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 09:46:28 am »
what was happening is i downloaded it and i could not see vpn so i tried downloading again.
its ok i am sticking with chromium browser.
sorry to bother everyone.
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Re: (SOLVED) opera browser with vpn
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 10:32:23 am »
Opera is my primary browser. I love it, warts and all. I use the stable ver on my desktop; and the beta ver when following links in Thunderbird email.

Being a long-term user, I can tell you that Opera's VPN feature is rather spotty and undependable, especially since the chicoms took control of Opera. So, it isn't necessarily a prob with your install, or your hardware. Put another way, most of the time the VPN feature works; but, other times it doesn't.

Opera VPN ebbs and flows; like sitting on a shoreline, and watching waves crash on the beach.

Here's some sample CLI output, from this working machine, if it helps:

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~ 
╰─$ dpkg -l | grep opera-
ii  opera-beta                                        65.0.3467.24                                amd64        Fast, secure, easy-to-use web browser
ii  opera-stable                                      64.0.3417.83                                amd64        Fast, secure, easy-to-use web browser

╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~
╰─$ sudo grep -Erh ^deb /etc/apt/sources.list* | grep opera-
deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)

╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~
╰─$

I might also mention, to their credit, Opera is constantly being updated - sometimes, several times a week. So, just because their pseudo-VPN feature isn't working today doesn't necessarily mean it won't be working tomorrow   ;)

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Re: (SOLVED) opera browser with vpn
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 04:51:25 pm »
Now Opera just need to update their pointers to Chrome's:-
/opt/google/chrome/WidevineCdm/_platform_specific/linux_x64/libwidevinecdm.so

and include a more recent version of:-
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so

so video will work properly, including widevine DRM support :)



If you're using 64bit Peppermint:-

Run these commands in sequence:
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cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera
then
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sudo mv -v libffmpeg.so libffmpeg.so.original
then
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sudo wget https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/releases/download/0.41.3/0.41.3-linux-x64.zip
then
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sudo unzip 0.41.3-linux-x64.zip
Okay that's libffmpeg.so sorted (so any non-DRM video should now work), now let's fix widevine DRM support.

Firstly you MUST have Google Chrome installed

Once Chrome is installed, run:
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gksudo xed /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/resources/widevine_config.json
and make it read
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[
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome/WidevineCdm/_platform_specific/linux_x64/libwidevinecdm.so"
   },
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdm.so"
   },
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/libwidevinecdm.so"
   },
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/libwidevinecdm.so"
   }
]
SAVE the file and close the text editor.

Close ALL running instances of Opera   <-- this is IMPORTANT

Reopen Opera and go to
https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm
it should now say "Detected O using widevine" .. and clicking the video should make it play without error.

also, go here:
https://shaka-player-demo.appspot.com/
and see if the film "Sintel" will play, because that's widevine DRM protected ?
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