[Solved] Twitter videos suddenly not playing



  • This had been working fine. I'm not sure when it happened, but now videos from Twitter, whether on-site or embedded, are not working. I tried that embedded page in a backup browser, Min, and it did work there.

    I recently did a fresh Linux install, so maybe that's at fault, but I'm not sure what to do about it.


  • Moderator

    It seems a issue with proprietary Audio and Video on Linux
    Check this article and let us know if it's working fine.



  • Thanks much. MX17 Linux has a utility to install that codec, but evidently it doesn't place it in vivaldi's directory. And the MX (Debian) repository doesn't have the chromium-codec, so the command didn't work either.

    Instead, I found the codec on github, and copied it to the /opt/vivaldi directory. And it seems to be working fine.

    Thanks again.


  • Moderator

    Glad to know it's working fine.I will tag the post as Resolved.



  • This is the github repo that works: https://github.com/liberodark/Chromium-Codecs



  • @paul1149 said in [Solved] Twitter videos suddenly not playing:

    Thanks much. MX17 Linux has a utility to install that codec, but evidently it doesn't place it in vivaldi's directory. And the MX (Debian) repository doesn't have the chromium-codec, so the command didn't work either.

    Instead, I found the codec on github, and copied it to the /opt/vivaldi directory. And it seems to be working fine.

    Thanks again.

    I don't think that's the proper to take care of the issue. I think if you do it the way you did, you could run into problems again in the future.

    Instead, see Ruari's script, which I think covers many different flavours of Linux:
    https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655

    I'm on Mint 18.3, and this is what I have for taking care of video content, including flash:

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` partner"
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
    sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
    


  • @ugly said in [Solved] Twitter videos suddenly not playing:

    I don't think that's the proper to take care of the issue. I think if you do it the way you did, you could run into problems again in the future.

    I'm not clear on why that would be. I placed the codec in a non-version-specific system folder, where it would help all users rather than just my own account. That ~/.local/... hierarchy doesn't even exist on my machine. The procedure I followed is the one recommended by the Slimjet devs.

    I'll hold onto that repository spec, though, in case there's ever a need. Thanks.


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