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Opera and x264

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 16:26
by swejuggalo
I googled about this some time and did not really find a good solution that makes Opera work with that codec. What would be the best way to fix this? The problem is that more and more Youtube videos refuses to play.

Re: Opera and x264

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:44
by Alexander88207
Does it works if you try to install www-plugins/opera-ffmpeg-codecs? https://gpo.zugaina.org/www-plugins/opera-ffmpeg-codecs

Re: Opera and x264

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 16:43
by swejuggalo
Looks possible... Not sure on what steps that is needed to install it. Done some reading about emerge/layman and stuff. Since I already have Chrome for compability reasons with Tidal for example, I could just as well use it for Youtube too ;-)
Still would be nice to know what I need to do to install it. Looks like Layman is needed...

Prefer that Opera fixes the issues with the codec... Some licensing issues I assume.

Re: Opera and x264

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 18:50
by Alexander88207
Since i saw that GCC8 is needed, I found another solution that saves time and trouble.

First download the package from archlinux

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cd --
wget https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/opera-ffmpeg-codecs/download/
unpack it & go into that

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tar -xf index.html
cd /home/$USER/usr/lib/opera/lib_extra
then we create subfolder and copy the file to that

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# mkdir /usr/lib/opera/lib_extra
# cp /home/$USER/usr/lib/opera/lib_extra/libffmpeg.so  /usr/lib/opera/lib_extra/libffmpeg.so 

Now just delete the downloaded things.

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cd /home/$USER
rm index.html
rm -rf usr
Now you ready to watch your videos :)

You can test the codecs on http://demo.nimius.net/video_test/

I can confirm that this works!