robgriff444
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Vivaldi browser can't view some youtube videos

Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:43 pm

I started using Vivaldi today (I can't cope with Google's 'my first browser' that Chrome has become due to Google's lack of visual attention, not to mention the insanely backward capability and visuals of the youtube app aaaarrggh!!) and I hit a problem - some youtube videos don't work and when I used this page:

https://www.youtube.com/html5?gl=GB

it said I didn't have H.264 support and it seems that this is due to licensing.

I contacted Josh Strobel on twitter and he pointed me to the following:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655

and it works now, if I look at the same youtube test page it says H264 is now supported.

Josh also said that this is only necessary until Chromium is in the repo and Solus can use it's free codec for Vivaldi.

Nobody11211
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:50 pm

Re: Vivaldi browser can't view some youtube videos

Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:13 am

robgriff444 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:43 pm
I started using Vivaldi today (I can't cope with Google's 'my first browser' that Chrome has become due to Google's lack of visual attention, not to mention the insanely backward capability and visuals of the youtube app aaaarrggh!!) and I hit a problem - some youtube videos don't work and when I used this page:

https://www.youtube.com/html5?gl=GB

it said I didn't have H.264 support and it seems that this is due to licensing.

I contacted Josh Strobel on twitter and he pointed me to the following:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655

and it works now, if I look at the same youtube test page it says H264 is now supported.

Josh also said that this is only necessary until Chromium is in the repo and Solus can use it's free codec for Vivaldi.
Yea, there are such problems with Vivaldi. I think that they are also with Spotify as far as I remember. Needed widevine and the codecs mentioned by you in order to be able to play Spotify music via vivaldi.

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