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I found the solution! 8) 


The problem was, that I ran the latest Chromium, version 78.0.3904.70-0ubuntu0.18.04.1. Both for Chromium and Chromium widevine I had PPA's installed, that gave access to that latest version.


So that brought me to the idea to boot the installation USB of Peppermint 10 x64, and then to follow all your steps: that resulted in a working Chromium with DRM-support! So I found that the (original) Chromium version on the USB is still 77.0.3865.90, and on thát very version all the customization steps worked out as desired!


I went back into my installed Pep10, deselected both PPA's, removed the Chromium installation of version 78.0.3904.70, and installed version 77.0.3865.90, executed the steps as you described, and all is working now, inclusive DRM-support. Both sites to test were positive! :)


So PCNetSpec, I really want to thank you: without your steps, both for Opera and Chromium, it was still not possible to watch DRM-related videos, and I would have had to abandon my beloved Opera, and Chromium, as a very nice alternative! 8)


I will mark this topic as SOLVED.

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I did all the steps, but still no DRM enabled. So basically the same as before! :-\

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I could have copied it, but that is not necessary: exact match, both md5sums!

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 04:44:32 pm »
I totally agree: it's about time...! 8)


And great that you will get back to me: I highly appreciate it! 8)


"CU" tomorrow!

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 04:35:01 pm »
Bitmovin-link says: "Detected Chrome, using No DRM". But is still plays the movie.
Sintel-movie is not available, so cannot be played.


So there is NO DRM.

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 04:06:11 pm »
Great!


And what about Chromium? Is that also possible? I didn't find a folder of chromium under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/; where and how to do that? I think, at least for me, it was the very reason to look for another browser, and I ended up with Opera, but Chromium, as totally OS, is a far better alternative compared with Google Chrome! For many it would be a way-out to use Google Chrome, and finally be possible to use Chromium instead, for the final hurdle would have been taken.


If that is too much now, I totally understand. But if this is just a piece of cake, it would be also fine to know how to do that. ;)

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 03:56:00 pm »
Awesome! You did it again: it works!!! 8)


So great that this works: thank you very much: to me it almost like magic! :P


I have two questions: what to do after an update of Opera? Could I just repeat the rewriting of widevine_config.json? Would that be enough, or do you recommend to just not update Opera?


The other question: I noticed that Chromium did not profit of this: is this "trick" also possible for Chromium? If yes: how could that be done?


But I am already very grateful for this fine result! :)

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 03:35:32 pm »
How well does Opera manage with the videos on this page?

https://tekeye.uk/html/html5-video-test-page

I think the answer could lie in something like this:

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You will have to download the version of chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra that matches the version of chrome that opera uses -- this can be seen in your user-agent or on the 'Help->About Opera' page

https://forums.opera.com/post/177240


Murraymint,


All eight videos pass the test! So they all play well!


Thank you for helping to find a solution! 8)

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 29, 2019, 03:32:11 pm »
PCNetSpec,


Many thanks!


The output:
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paul@paul-peppermint10 ~ $ locate libwidevinecdm.so
/home/paul/.mozilla/firefox/gitk4jxj.default-release/gmp-widevinecdm/4.10.1440.19/libwidevinecdm.so
/opt/google/chrome/WidevineCdm/_platform_specific/linux_x64/libwidevinecdm.so
/opt/slimjet/libwidevinecdm.so
paul@paul-peppermint10 ~ $ locate libffmpeg.so
/home/paul/Downloads/libffmpeg.so
/opt/slimjet/libffmpeg.so
/usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffmpeg.so
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so
paul@paul-peppermint10 ~ $ cat /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/resources/widevine_config.json
[
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdm.so"
   },
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-beta/libwidevinecdm.so"
   },
   {
      "preload" : "/opt/google/chrome-unstable/libwidevinecdm.so"
   }
]

The bitmovin.com-link: it indead says: "Detected O using No DRM", and after click on start the video plays.


What you described in steps I already did, but to be sure I repeated these steps one by one, but that made no difference. Also the video of bitmovin.com plays, as before, and still gives the same message: "Detected O using No DRM". But the videos of https://www.npostart.nl/live/npo-1 don't play. also as before. So I think that widevine support is still not present, and has to be fixed.

Maybe on the way you also discover why those videos don't play in Chromium either: that would be great, because that browser is also very lightweight and a good backup/alternative for Opera.
Again: thank you for your help! 8)

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Hi VinDSL and PCNetSpec,


I understand the split-up of the thread; I tried to limit the amount of topics, the more as my subject matched exactly this thread, but I also recognize the dilemma you described: sorry for the inconvenience! :o


Opera and Chromium cannot play the videos that are concerned; sometimes it was possible in Chromium, because of having downloaded Google Chrome and profiting of its codecs/plugins/or-whatever, but most time, definitely when installing standalone, Chromium is not able to play these videos at all!


I mentioned already a site/link with those videos, but I will repeat it here: https://www.npostart.nl/live/npo-1. For playing it is absolutely NOT necessary to login. So that is not an issue here. This can be checked by playing in Google Chrome, Firefox (with DRM enabled) or Vivaldi: it will succeed.


PCNetSpec, you are the last hope, as it turns out to be! 8)  Hopefully you will succeed in resolving this issue!

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 28, 2019, 02:23:54 pm »
I understand your proposal, but that is just a going-around the problem, not a solution.


Of course I have to use another browser if there will not come up a solution. But the lightness of Opera, the stepless pop-out feature of videos, without loss of quality when hovering over it, as seen with Google Chrome, the further unique features of Opera, are such advantages that I will miss those very much when switching to another browser. >:(


In case no solution is found, I think the addition of "(SOLVED)" in the subject line of this thread, should be removed, as this case is not solved at all! :'(

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 28, 2019, 10:46:44 am »
Nobody out there? :o

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 28, 2019, 03:32:13 am »
I know. I always had those features turned off. But before it was possible to watch videos, as the subject line of this thread indicates!


So the cause is not in the features you turned off to check whether it made any difference. It should be possible to track down the dis-function of Opera to watch certain videos.


These videos are always DRM-related: in Firefox you have to enable DRM, in order to play these videos.


So my question still is: who is able to track down the cause of not being able any more to watch DRM-based videos in Opera? Who knows the solution to this?



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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:29:55 am »
Hi VinDSL,


Thanks for trying. That's right: radio stream is not the problem.


Do you have a solution for it to also play videos, or an explanation for not able to do it anymore as described above?

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Software & Applications / Re: Some videos not playing on Opera
« on: October 27, 2019, 08:54:47 am »
Is it possible that anyone tries to reach mentioned site and tries to play videos on that site?


It is not difficult to do: just visit with a not-customized latest version of opera-stable that site, and tell if that is possible. And if not: what are the needed customizations to make it possible?

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