Vivaldi Cannot Play Embedded GIFs and Videos of All Sites (Except Youtube)
This issue began to happen today. I wanted to see play some GIFs on Facebook, click it to play, but GIF does not respond.
And I wanted to play some videos on other site (this video), but player fails with a exclamation sign and there is no verbose output.
I could not find logs, which means if you provide the path, I can paste them. However, I opened the DevConsole just to see what is happening in real time. Tested in link above.
This is the response header when I click the video:
HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content Server: nginx/1.8.0 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:10 GMT Content-Type: video/mp4 Content-Length: 44040989 Connection: keep-alive Last-Modified: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:21:39 GMT ETag: "4f4d0d23-2a0031d" Expires: Thu, 31 Dec 2037 23:55:55 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=315360000 Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * Content-Range: bytes 0-44040988/44040989
Network tab shows that it only downloaded 2.0 megabytes of video files (where it supposed to be around 50 megabytes).
Then I thought "maybe extensions are the issue". I especially disabled Adblock Plus and Ghostery to see what is happening and the result is the same.
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Vivaldi 1.6.689.40 fce2113643dbabe51ad6825c974c40dbfbaed139 64bit
- Adblock Plus
The player for the Ergo Proxy episode uses Flash, and I had no problem watching it entirely, good show almost 10 years after watching it first
maybe check other threads like
Those GIFs on Facebook are not gifs, that is just mislabling by the likes of Facebook and twitter. They are h264 videos.
On Ubuntu 14.04, the latest chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package is 53.0.2785.143 and it stores the libffmpeg.so in /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs. However, on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 the latest chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package is 55.0.2883.87, which stores libffmpeg.so in /usr/lib/chromium-browser.
Thus, our startup script does not find it as we only look in /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libs.
We will need to update Vivaldi stable to look in both locations.