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Old 08-11-2018, 07:57 AM   #1
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Problems with videos (Facebook) in Opera


Hi,
For about the last 2 weeks I have been having problems watching videos on Facebook in Opera. sometimes they will work in Firefox, and almost always in Chrome. Youtube seems to work on all of them, so I presume it is not an HTML5 problem.
Version of Opera is 54.0.2952.71. For info I have also tried to update the Codex files.
I am using Linux mint 18.3 64 bit
Thanks for any suggestion as it is anoying
Regards
Simon
 
Old 08-12-2018, 01:54 AM   #2
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It sounds like an outdated plugin. Try launching the browser from a terminal, attempt to watch a video, and then read the terminal output.
 
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For info I have also tried to update the Codex files.
what codex files? please explain.
and shouldn't you be keeping your whole system up to date, and not only one file?
 
Old 08-12-2018, 03:13 AM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks for those comments.
Yes I do keep all the system up to date, I just updated to the latest version of codex to make sure the problem didn't come from there.
When I started Opera in the terminal, and then looked at a video it gave me no info at all.
I have read somewhere that there could be a patch problem between Opera and the video player, but have no idea how to correct it.
As Facebook is using H264 protocol and not HTML5
Thanks for all the help.
Would version 19 of Mint help?
 
Old Yesterday, 12:36 AM   #5
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I just updated to the latest version of codex to make sure the problem didn't come from there.
i can only repeat my last question: what is this "codex" and how did you install it???

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I have read somewhere that there could be a patch problem between Opera and the video player, but have no idea how to correct it.
As Facebook is using H264 protocol and not HTML5
this doesn't make much sense. you cannot compare html5 (markup language) to h264 (video compression).
 
Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM   #6
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Hi,
Once again thank you.
Here is a copy of the codex files that are installed. I have done this via the synaptic manager.
I hope that you can see the attachement
or info if you cannot see it, it is:
Chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 68.0.3440.75 OubuntoO 16.0.1., which according to my system is the latest version?
Kind regards
Simon
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codex
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or info if you cannot see it, it is:
Chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 68.0.3440.75
ok, this is a perfect example of why you shouldn't use textspeak (refered to as sms/l33t) on the forums.
i had no clue what you were talking about; but i was 100% sure that no package named "codex" would be relevant to your situation, or even exists.
had you written "codecs", my understanding would have been very different. but no, you repeated your mutilated version twice more despite my questions.

i'm out.
 
  


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