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[SOLVED] Ted Talks videos doesn't work
Vivaldi 1.14.1077.45 64 bit. Ted Talks videos doesn't work.
Ted talks are using HLS player format. How to install this format in Debian based Linux?
Use my script https://labs.gwendragon.de/blog/Web/Browser/Vivaldi/vivaldi-debian-install-libffmpeg-1-2-1-en
Or read https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655
Or fetch from some Ubuntu chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package.Reply Quote 0 1 Reply Last reply
You need a non-open source codec, which are generally not provided by debian because of their free software guidelines.
But you can get these from ubuntu in debian packages that are easily installed and updated. This is how I did it on my debian system.
#1 add repositories from ubuntu to your existing sources.list:
... # chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra from ubuntu to play H264 videos: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel-proposed universe deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu devel universe
#2 add preference to allow only these selected packages from ubuntu into your debian system:
/etc/apt/preferences.d/my-sources.pref: #new file in that directory, .pref suffix important
Explanation: block all ubuntu packages Package: * Pin: origin "archive.ubuntu.com" Pin-Priority: -1 Explanation: do not block ffmpeg-extra but lower priority than debian Package: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra Pin: origin "archive.ubuntu.com" Pin-Priority: 476 Explanation: another h264 package from ubuntu like ffmpeg-extra, also lower priority than debian Package: oxideqt-codecs-extra Pin: origin "archive.ubuntu.com" Pin-Priority: 476
and finally, just like any other package, including full checks for conflicts and dependencies
apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
The really nice thing about getting these codecs in this manner is that you stick to the debian package management system to update software, instead of blindly copying shared libraries that might interact with other, possibly future, applications that you might install.
And, of course, every time you run apt-get update, you'll find out about new versions of these packages, just like any other package installed on your system. I see new versions of this codec package about every 6 weeks.
Thanks both of you!
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