[Solved] Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

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[Solved] Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-12 01:36

Do you any know how to enable this codec in opera browser?

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Re: Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

Postby phenest » 2017-02-12 19:13

It looks like Opera requires ffmpeg to support h264, but doesn't ship with it.
This may help:
http://ruario.ghost.io/2014/12/19/adding-h-264-video-support-to-opera-for-linux/
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Re: Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

Postby phenest » 2017-02-12 19:16

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Re: Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-12 21:53




It was quite simple, I just need libffmpeg.so (right version, i suppose > 2.6), i searched for equivalent chromium version, in my case:
Chrome/55.0.2883.75
The most close chromium-codec-extra is:
chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_55.0.2883.87-0ubuntu0.16.04.1263_amd64.deb

I extracted libffmpeg.so and copied it in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera

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Now, the codec is detected. :P

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Re: [Solved] Codec H.264 (for Opera Browser)

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-26 22:07

A more properly solution:
http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comm ... t_15258789

When you want an easy solution. I'm building ffmpeg.so packages for archlinux for the different opera flavours. Since these are statically linked they should be usable on any linux distribution.

The packages can be found at http://repo.herecura.eu/pool/

You can browse the packagelist where you should be able to find:

opera-ffmpeg-codecs-* opera-beta-ffmpeg-codecs-* opera-developer-ffmpeg-codecs-*

Most of the time the versions are the matching versions where the opera branch was based on. For developer the versions might divert a bit due to issues in the chromium source.


I tested, it works! :)
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