Fix Opera Can't Play Video in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and More - So, in my test, Opera for Linux is working pretty fine with YouTube and Facebook videos. Unfortunately, there are some websites where video doesn't play e.g Instragram and Twitter.

Instagram keeps show me static image while Twitter says the media could not be played. Installing chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra via APT from repository workarround is no longer work.

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But you no need to worry, because we can fix Opera Linux video problem with FFmpeg prebuilt for NW.js.

Fix Opera Linux Can Not Play Video

It's a prebuilt binaries with proprietary codecs for major operating system like Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.

All you have to do is download it from this page, extract the archive, and copy extracted to opera lib folder as shown in the video below :

Hope this video helps you to get rid of video playback issue on Opera browser. Consider subscribing to get latest how to install, configure, use Linux, or if you like what you see. Thank you!.

UPDATE! Opera Crashes

I've shared this workaround back in February actually. It's about 9 or 10 months ago. Maybe I didn't explain it well, so there's a crucial part I missed. So, I'm really sorry for that.

This no longer work on newer version. Please check my latest video for new workaround to fix Opera video playback issue on Linux.