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Install in vivaldi

Install in vivaldi

This short instruction shows how to install in vivaldi to play e.g. mp4 videos.

I use the ubuntu repository for that but this is just one way to get the file.

1. Download .deb package

Go to and choose the latest chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra and download it.

For example: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_58.0.3029.110-0ubuntu1.1354_amd64.deb

2. Get data.tar.xz out of deb file

The library is in a tar.xz ball inside the .deb file. Extraxt it with

ar x <your-deb-file> data.tar.xz

Now you have the data.tar.xz file next to your .deb file.

3. Extract library

Just use tar with tar -xJf data.tar.xz --strip-components=4 ./usr/lib/chromium-browser/ to do so. There is now the file next to the data.tar.xz.

4. Copy to vivaldi folder

Check where vivaldi is and copy the library to this directory.

E.g. cp ./ /opt/vivaldi/lib/

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skolman commented Jan 7, 2021

Thank you. Also works for opera, just copy file to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera

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hauke96 commented Sep 16, 2021

How is that a fix, what is the issue of the above instructions? Your snipped also only works on debian based systems with the apt package manager but not e.g. on arch or fedora.

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any way to make that work with the flatpak version of opera?

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hauke96 commented Jul 4, 2023

I'm sorry, but I neither know flatpak nor opera.

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