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Vivaldi Browser Codecs [Solved]

Postby llewellen » 2018-05-19 18:07

I downloaded and installed Vivaldi-stable via a .deb file from Vivaldi's website. I assume because of proprietary issues it doesn't come with HTML5 and MP4 (H.264AAC) codecs installed. However, those codecs are available in separate packages in ubuntu and arch repositories, perhaps others.

Is there a package available to use with Debian? Can I install from the ubuntu repository? Thank you.
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-19 18:10

Just use the package from the main repo:
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apt install gstreamer1.0-libav
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby llewellen » 2018-05-19 19:12

Wheelerof4te wrote:Just use the package from the main repo:
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apt install gstreamer1.0-libav

Please excuse my newbie ignorance but won't that have to be associated with Vivaldi somehow? If so, how?
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-19 19:27

It will install the needed codecs system-wide, so not only Vivaldi will use them, your other video/audio decoding programs will also.
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby llewellen » 2018-05-19 19:42

I installed gstreamer1.0-libav but some sites, such as the one below won't play in Vivaldi but they do play in Firefox. Apparently, there's something more in that package available for ubuntu and arch.

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/ancien ... reek-thing
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-19 20:09

Streaming works fine on both Firefox and Chromium for me. I don't know why Vivaldi doesn't play them, but it should. Why don't you contact Vivaldi devs?
Standard DE install of Debian should already give you all the codecs you need. How did you install Debian?
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby llewellen » 2018-05-19 20:24

Wheelerof4te wrote:Streaming works fine on both Firefox and Chromium for me. I don't know why Vivaldi doesn't play them, but it should. Why don't you contact Vivaldi devs?
Standard DE install of Debian should already give you all the codecs you need. How did you install Debian?


It is definitely a Vivaldi issue. I have it running on Manjaro on a different laptop and it needed a separate pacakge of codecs specifically for Vivaldi from the AUR. That package is also available in the ubuntu repos, and I was looking for the same thing for debian.
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-19 21:56

It needs ffmpeg codecs in a folder where Vivaldi knows where to find them. The same question has been asked here before about the same codecs for Chromium.

Possibly you can adapt the solution from the Slimjet FAQ: https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs

Postby llewellen » 2018-05-19 22:50

stevepusser wrote:It needs ffmpeg codecs in a folder where Vivaldi knows where to find them. The same question has been asked here before about the same codecs for Chromium.

Possibly you can adapt the solution from the Slimjet FAQ: https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php


Thank you very much. It was easy to adapt and so far appears to have done the trick. I have tried it on two TV channels I like to stream and both played audio and video without a hitch.
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Re: Vivaldi Browser Codecs [Solved]

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-20 21:06

It seems that the Ubuntu chromium-ffmpeg packages should also install and work in Debian, according to Vivaldi: https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655
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