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Old 12-06-2018, 05:22 AM   #61
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when i start typing in the address field, it would display some really weird suggestions, like something i have bookmarked long time ago, but have not visited recently.
Just unset: “Settings → Address bar → Address Field Drop-down Menu → Include Bookmarks”
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:25 AM   #62
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Dear Ruarí,

do you know why md5sum of the files
Code:
vivaldi-stable_2.1.1337.51-1_i386.deb
vivaldi-stable_2.1.1337.51-1_amd64.deb
changed today?
They were re-signed with the new package signature as the one we were using before will expire early next year. The contents of the files are identical. If you still have the old files you can verify this for yourself. unpack the old and current versions in different directories then construct a find command to run sha265sums against all included files and compare the results. You will see they are identical.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:29 AM   #63
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Any guidance on getting Widevine working? I followed the directions here, but the tests still don't work and I get an "Unexpected Error" on Netflix. I do have the Widevine plugin enabled in Settings. It works fine on Chromium.
That is not something I can replicate but I will say that Netflix in particularly notices a failure from the past, puts down a cookie to state that things are broken and then will often not allow a video to work even when you fix things. Which is really annoying. In fact Netflix's own help page about "Unexpected Error" even states,

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[…] typically points to information stored on your browser that needs to be refreshed.
Usually clearing cookies for Netflix and trying again fixes the problem.

Another thing to keep in mind is that even if widevine is setup perfectly, you still need to add proprietary media support first or it will fail anyway.

P.S. I have updated the help page to hard code 4.10.1196.0 because Google's https://dl.google.com/widevine-cdm/current.txt file tends to lie. 4.10.1196.0 is the version used in Chrome stable and is the latest version as of today. I also wrote a comment in my widevine update script about how to specify this version manually, since current.txt is always out of date.

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Old 12-06-2018, 05:30 AM   #64
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I was his latest-vivaldi.sh script. Now that I've switched to the SBo version, it works. Thanks cwizardone.
That makes zero difference, since they both source Vivaldi from the same binary package and hence are the same. More likely your Netflix cookies expired by the time you tried again.

P.S. This is the latest widevine https://dl.google.com/widevine-cdm/4...-linux-x64.zip

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Old 12-06-2018, 05:39 AM   #65
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That makes zero difference. More likely your Netflix cookies expired.

P.S. This is the latest widevine https://dl.google.com/widevine-cdm/4...-linux-x64.zip
The test videos from the Vivaldi help page (I linked to them in my other post) also failed in my initial tests. I doubt it was a cookie issue.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:55 AM   #66
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The test videos from the Vivaldi help page (I linked to them in my other post) also failed in my initial tests. I doubt it was a cookie issue.
The help page from Netflix suggests otherwise. But anyway, if it wasn't that, it was lack or proprietary media or some other issue. It was not because you switched to the SBo Vivaldi package. If you don't believe me switch back and you will still have working Netflix. Better yet, read the SlackBuild and you will see that nothing special is done with regards to widevine and the source .deb is identical to the one my script fetches.

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Old 12-06-2018, 06:53 AM   #67
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The help page from Netflix suggests otherwise. But anyway, if it wasn't that, it was lack or proprietary media or some other issue. It was not because you switched to the SBo Vivaldi package. If you don't believe me switch back and you will still have working Netflix. Better yet, read the SlackBuild and you will see that nothing special is done with regards to widevine and the source .deb is identical to the one my script fetches.
I know what happened. In the process of installing Vivaldi from SBo, I also installed vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra, and then promptly forgot that I did that. If I had remembered that, I'm sure I would have realized that that was the real fix. Thanks for correcting my misdiagnosis.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:14 AM   #68
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I know what happened. In the process of installing Vivaldi from SBo, I also installed vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra, and then promptly forgot that I did that. If I had remembered that, I'm sure I would have realized that that was the real fix. Thanks for correcting my misdiagnosis.
No problem. I am just glad it works!
 
Old 12-14-2018, 10:13 AM   #69
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The Vivaldi-2.2 has been released,

https://news.softpedia.com/news/viva...n-524256.shtml

Among other things,
Quote:
....Talking about a better video streaming experience, Vivaldi 2.2 improves Netflix support for Linux users, who can now watch their favorite movies and TV shows from premium video hosting websites like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video in Vivaldi without any hustle as the web browser now automatically fetches the required encrypted media extensions known as Widevine......
 
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:12 PM   #70
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The automatic Widevine stuff happens in the official packages only. As I said previously the common Slackware packages (my latest-vivaldi script and the SBo package) do not call the script that sets up Widevine in post install. So if you want that:

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you could actually call the bundled update script yourself to fetch and install Widevine for you:

Code:
su -c '/opt/vivaldi/update-widevine --system'
Or to remove it

Code:
su -c '/opt/vivaldi/update-widevine --system --undo'
P.S. Root access is only needed because it places the lib in “/var/opt/vivaldi”.
[EDIT]: I edited the "quote" above because the example commands had the snapshot path and now (for stable), you will need the stable path. Of course, now it is not a real quote

In addition, to watch the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, you need proprietary media support. A suitable libffmpeg.so (with Chromium patches and the patented codecs enabled) is available on Ubuntu and is very often pre-installed. This is not the case on Slackware. However, if you start Vivaldi from a terminal and it does not find a suitable libffmpeg.so, it will print instructions on how to obtain one.

In summary, while this will all generally work out of the box on Ubuntu, on Slackware you will need to do a couple of things. They aren't hard but it is not automatic!

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Old 12-14-2018, 05:13 PM   #71
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Your script +

Code:
su -c '/opt/vivaldi/update-widevine --system'
was all that was needed to get Amazon Video working on 2.2.1388.34. Great stuff, ruario.
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:16 AM   #72
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I migrated to Vivaldi on my work computer and laptop. Made an account, enabled syncing and followed riario's instructions from earlier. So far it has been amazing.
 
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For people who like to play around with the browser's multifarious appearance options, here are a couple of good official blog posts:

10 ways to customise Vivaldi
Perfect textures in Vivaldi

The latter gives several repeating patterns, textures and photos for the window background image.
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:14 AM   #74
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The latter gives several repeating patterns, textures and photos for the window background image.
I set the background image from Slackware's web-site
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:50 AM   #75
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If you are enjoying it, you could always tell us on our forums and maybe get a trip to Oslo?

https://vivaldi.com/blog/win-a-trip-to-oslo-2019/

P.S. Plus I would love to meet some of the people on this forum. Always nice to meet fellow Slackers
 
  


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