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Title: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: VinDSL on July 15, 2018, 09:13:43 pm
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
YaY Peppermint!


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Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: VinDSL on July 15, 2018, 09:20:19 pm
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 ...  ;)
Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 16, 2018, 08:28:03 am
Nice find :)
Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: VinDSL on July 16, 2018, 03:54:31 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.
Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 17, 2018, 10:04:11 am
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.
Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: VinDSL on August 01, 2018, 08:49:20 pm
'chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra (68.0.3440.75-0ubuntu1)' is available now:

https://packages.ubuntu.com/cosmic/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
Title: Re: Finally got HTML5 H.264 working in Opera 54
Post by: VinDSL on August 01, 2018, 09:25:35 pm
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)