Vivaldi, Web-Panels, Audio, Netflix.
[color=#8800bb][b][u]Web-Panels & Streaming Audio: [/u][/b]I was a bit slow to understand web-panels, but for the last few SS's i've been using them LOTS ... they greatly extend V's utility, versatility, & "feel-good factor" for me. One of the sites now living in my panel is http://doublej.net.au/playlist . Mainly i use it only to read the playlist itself, but occasionally i also try to stream the audio from it... but that aspect never works. Til today it never occurred to me that the problem might be specifically the web-panel, & not some sad incompatibility between the site & V per se. I was wrong, it IS just the web-panel. If i view that site in a normal tab, it streams the audio like a champion. I am well aware that at the moment no Extensions seem to work in the web-panels, but surely this is unrelated to Extensions? Is it possible that my pepperflashplugin-nonfree also does not work in web-panels? [b][u]Vivaldi & Netflix: [/u][/b]I've completely lost the plot here, regarding if the current [i]official[/i] status is that V does or does not fully support NF. Certainly all the early TP & SS's did not play NF, but magically there was a SS quite some time back that did work, then with later SS's it broke again, then more recently another SS fixed it again. However my current [latest] SS version, & as best i recall a few before, also did not work. Is this the accepted wisdom, or do others actually have NF playing in V on Linux? If yes, are there any special tricks i need to do pls? Here's the typical error, whenever i attempt to play anything on NF, in V:[/color] [i]Whoops, something went wrong... Unexpected Error There was an unexpected error. Please reload the page and try again. Error Code: M7355-1203[/i] [color=#004400]1.0.365.3 (Beta) dev (64-bit) Mint x64 17.3 KDE Name: Shockwave Flash Description: Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0 Version: 220.127.116.117 Location: /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)[/color]
Well, about Netflix is not working. They tell me "Netflix is having trouble playing videos on this browser . Make sure you are using the official version of Chrome.". The error code is M7355-1203
Hi. Having elicited nought but a Roaring Silence [Manfred Mann ] on my post here [til you], i instead dived into another thread, from which i did get my answer re NF, & which [after rather a lot of hassle] i do now have working very nicely in my x64 Deb Vivaldi [of course, since then, there's been a whole other non-V hassle wrt NF opting to start actively blocking DNS & VPN services to stop geo-hopping, with said services then making their own workarounds in this apparent incessant whack-a-mole contest].
Here's that other thread… https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-linux/7368-snapshot-1-0-340-7-silent-tabs-for-users-netflix-support-and-html5-notifications [clue: most of my hassles were related to my near-pathological desire to [i]avoid having to have Chrome installed onto my SSD, but in the end, given nothing else i tried worked, i surrendered & installed Chrome, then did the other actions advised in the thread, thence NF is good again in V]. As an alternative to the other thread, to save u time, fyi here's my personal solution summary, as saved in my V Notes panel for future self-reference [btw, since i did it there's been one or two more updates of both Chrome & V, but NF has kept working fine in V without me needing to do anything else]:
**To play Netflix in Vivaldi-Snapshot in Linux x64:
1. Sadly, Google Chrome-Stable must be on the SSD.
2. Browse to http://repo.herecura.eu/herecura/x86_64/
3. Find the latest vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs-xx.0.xxxx.xx-x-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz [eg, vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs-48.0.2564.71-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz] & download it.
4. Go to the Downloads folder, initiate Konsole therein, & run tar xf vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs-48.0.2564.71-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz –strip 2 [ie, obviously match the specific file from #3. This step pops out libffmpeg.so into the folder]
5. Run sudo install libffmpeg.so /opt/vivaldi-snapshot/libffmpeg.so [This step installs said file into my Vivaldi-Snapshot folder]
6. Close V if it was open, [re]start it, & now NF should play.
Nobody has replied to my other questions in my OP, re the web panel… sad.
Steffie, thank you for posting this information. Some of us have been waiting for this! puppylinux forum
I'm very pleased to hear that it now works for you. I cannot take any credit, though it certainly was kind of you to thank me here & there – i merely found the good work of others & "borrowed" it
You might or might not already be aware that NF recently, temporarily, broke in V again, but it's now all good again... see here if you're interested: https://vivaldi.net/forum/vivaldi-browser/8847-netflix-streaming-not-working#49725
PS - I really love that "our community" is so willing to help each other. It's nice.
It may give you some vicarious satisfaction to know that Netflix works on my system without Chrome! It's Vivaldi snapshot 422.8, Fatdog 702 on a 2009 Lenovo netbook.
In PuppyLinux, large apps are often in the form of sfs files which can be loaded and unloaded to the layered file system. With both GC and V sfs's loaded and libffmpeg updated per your instructions, Netflix runs. Then I tried "install /opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdm.so /opt/vivaldi-snapshot/libwidevinecdm.so" and unloaded GC sfs (/opt/google/ disappears from the file system). Netflix still plays :woohoo:, even when the GC.sfs file is deleted and the system rebooted.
Credit or no, thanks again for posting clear, complete directions for this.
Hi again wognath
Well, ta again for your kindness, but also for your very interesting info. I'm very keen to try it out myself, if i can deduce a Linux Mint [ie, Ubuntu/Debian] equivalent to your PuppyLinux technique. I'm hoping to preface "apt-get" in front of your "install" commands below. Though i love Linux, i'm still not very good with terminal commands yet, so am not willing to do this directly in my main Mint OS. Instead i'll experiment with it in a duplicate Mint installation i run in one of my VMs. I still need to patch V for NF in that VM, b4 i can then try your method. If it works, & lets me remove Chrome, then i'll replicate it in my "real" Mint OS. Thanks.
Wognath, you're a champion – ta muchly !
Ha ha, carrying your excellent instructions one tiny step further makes me a champion! I'm glad it worked.