Some GIFs don't load in good quality or load at all whilst Chromium loads them perfectly
I have a problem with Vivaldi and GIFs. As the title suggests, some either load with crap quality or they do not load at all. I was surprised to see that on the same machine Chromium loads them perfectly so I guess I must have all the necessary bits installed, but they're not being used correctly by Vivaldi and it's just a question of settings. I don't want to switch to Chromium just for GIFs as I only really look at them when procrastinating so I 'd rather find a solution. For GIFs that load in poor quality, it's more evident the longer it is so I guess there is some compression going on that I don't want. An example would be: http://9gag.com/gag/aK3moxN - I only notice the poor quality problem on 9gag, haven't had a problem with low quality GIFs anywhere else. Elsewhere GIFs sometimes don't load at all and they're usually links from imgur, e.g. http://i.imgur.com/nnrBCG0.gifv If anyone could direct me where I can play around with settings to fix this I'd be grateful! I've already looked several times through the settings options, but I didn't find a plausible candidate for this. I use Arch Linux with Plasma, with all software up-to-date as of the time of posting. As a sidenote I had the same problem on Opera on the same machine - it was just never critical enough for me to bother fixing. Now that I switched browsers, I will be more demanding
These links are not GIF images! That are videos.
Chrome 52 loads same quality as Vivaldi 1.3.
May be your Linux codecs are not correct.
That is something I did not know…
Funnily enough I actually fixed the problem shortly after posting this even though I could not come up with a solution for several weeks on Opera. It has nothing to do with the version of Vivaldi. I noticed that the AUR has a package called vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs so I figured I'll give them a try and it worked. Turns out Opera has a similar package on Arch. I was puzzled, because I knew ffmpeg were video codecs, but it just did not occur to me that neither of those were GIFs... This meant that I was googling for the wrong thing the whole time. It worked on chromium, because it must come with them bundled or as a dependency.
Thanks for the reply anyway. It really clarified this whole thing for me!