Opera and x264

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swejuggalo
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Opera and x264

Post by swejuggalo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 16:26

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.

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Alexander88207
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Re: Opera and x264

Post by Alexander88207 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:44

Does it works if you try to install www-plugins/opera-ffmpeg-codecs? https://gpo.zugaina.org/www-plugins/opera-ffmpeg-codecs
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Re: Opera and x264

Post by swejuggalo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 16:43

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.

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Re: Opera and x264

Post by Alexander88207 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 18:50

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!
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