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Install for Vivaldi and Opera

Install for Vivaldi and Opera

Troubleshooting videos issues in chromium based browsers


Be aware that this manipulation could cause your browser to not launch anymore or make your pages crash !
So be sure to have a backup of your datas before doing it.

Find the chromium version your browser is based on

Goto opera://about or vivaldi://about,
then Ctrl+F to find 'Chrome' in the user-agent,
version number is Chrome/XX.other_numbers .



Go here and get your file based on your chromium version.
(If link is dead check the first link in Resources below)


1. Download .deb package

Go here and download the chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_XX where XX is your chromium version.
( i386 refers to 32bits & amd64 to 64bits version)

2. Extract data.tar.xz

cd <directory-where-you-download-.deb>
ar x <.deb-you-just-download> data.tar.xz

3. then Extract

tar -xJf data.tar.xz --strip-components=4 ./usr/lib/chromium-browser/

Copy in the browser folder

Find where the browser folder is ! Usually :

# Vivaldi
cp /opt/vivaldi/lib/

# Opera
cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera


On the browser's update, could become incompatible again, and make you repeat all the process 😮‍💨


OperaBrowser Wiki (Reddit) - you will find some great advices there, go checkout !
Original Gist - "Install in vivaldi"

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tiagofrancafernandes commented Sep 16, 2021


# Ubuntu/Debian or based
# Install package chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

sudo apt install -y chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

## Make a link
sudo ln -sf /snap/chromium-ffmpeg/current/chromium-ffmpeg-103551/chromium-ffmpeg/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/

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mauriau commented Apr 12, 2022


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Thomas-Ln commented Apr 22, 2022

If you have followed the recommendations of r/operabrowser and added a lib_extra/ folder,
don't forget to add it in the path when you move / copy the file.

cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra

Don't know if the lib_extra/ folder method works in Vivaldi, be careful 🙂

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