Please help adding proprietary media support. Linux Manjaro-i3
I've just switched my Linux of choice. I was running
Manjaro XFCE, now I'm using
My problem is this: under the previous install (Manjaro XFCE) I was able to follow the latest instructions to enable proprietary media and H264 support etc. namely I would start vivaldi from the terminal and then I simply pasted the given curl script into terminal and voila! suddenly everything's funky.
I've now got a problem using
i3-sensible-terminal. Now when I start vivaldi from terminal I get this:
No suitable library for HTML5 proprietary media (MP4[H.264/AAC]) was found, therefore only open codecs will play. To add support for proprietary media, issue the following command and restart Vivaldi: curl https://launchpadlibrarian.net/414953672/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_73.0.3683.75-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb |\ tail -c+1077 | tar JxC ~ --wildcards \*libffmpeg.so --xform 's,.*/,.local/lib/vivaldi/,'
and despite trying to copy and paste the line into terminal, I then get the following error:
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 146 100 146 0 0 302 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 301 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:04 --:--:-- 0curl: (6) Could not resolve host: tail xz: (stdin): File format not recognized tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Can anyone please tell me what's going on? What do I need to do to fix this? Thing is, when I went through this process on my previous installation it was completely error free. So I know it works in principle. Presumably it's something weird happening at my end?
Linu74 last edited by
Have a look for repo.herecura.eu
You need vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs
@Linu74 umm... not trying to be unhelpful or dismissive, but in fact the reason I ended up following the instructions on the vivaldi community page was precisely because it avoided any need at all for these repos and all the various compilation/packaging issues therein.
Nope, my earlier 'fix' and desired outcome here is to again let vivaldi do all the work. It really was that simple to just run a small script, let it configure a symlink and bingo! all my video replay working (youtube etc) and never a need to go near one of these hefty packages.
Was hoping for some direct help with the error message posted above
If Vivaldi misses the lib a message is printed on the terminal.
What happens if you type?
@lamarca aah! well, I added
curl- that was correct?
I get the following message
$ curl https://launchpadlibrarian.net/414953672/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_73.0.3683.75-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb Warning: Binary output can mess up your terminal. Use "--output -" to tell Warning: curl to output it to your terminal anyway, or consider "--output Warning: <FILE>" to save to a file.
I'm not at all averse to saving it locally and installing it, but again the last time I did this successfully it just updated everything for me in the one script. However, no error messages as such although not yet completed.
@alan9990 M fault. I forgot the specify to use the Address Bar. Anyway, the Deb file exists. The issue must lie on the utility.
@lamarca since you posted I ran a test.
I have a laptop here running my previous setup i.e.
Manjaro XFCE. So, I installed vivaldi, then ran the terminal command as suggested.
This time, the script - the SAME script - executed perfectly.
So... drum roll... I installed
xfce4-terminalhere under i3, ran the same command, and this time - it completed!
I've just gone to the wiki link for the media test page and voila!
So thank you - without your input I wouldn't have thought to do any further testing.
Sorted for now... now have to head-scratch a bit in i3, see what's up
@alan9990 You are welcome. Glad you solved the issue,
@Linu74 Nope.. not for what I need I don't.
Just fixed the issue, and loading the test page, the browser now plays H264 and HTML5 - which is all I need really for Youtube etc.
I have a media player for music, and I don't do streaming or such. So, it works for me now and, importantly NO external packages.