[Fix] Opera Linux - Fix Facebook, Twitter and YT Movies / Netflix Playback


Get out of my kitchen you flying ass
If you've ever used Opera on Linux, you'll notice that videos on facebook don't play at all. Same goes for playing DRM movies/shows through YouTube movies or Netflix.

The fix is to replace the libffmpeg.so library with one that actually works (supposedly Opera can't distribute it because of licencing or something dumb)

Anyhow, I've attached a proper libffmpeg.so file below (I ripped it from the discord app Discord on the 27/8/2021).
I've had to rip this one from chromium as of 2/5/2022 as it stopped working
Now you'll need to replace the one in "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/"

Optionally you can also apparently put it in a new folder in "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/lib_extra/" so when the browser updates it doesn't break, I haven't fully tested this but so far it seems to be working.

Easiest way in my opinion is to open the file manager as root and just navigate to that path by hand.
To open the file manager as root on WINEdows and Xubuntu 20.04, you can open a terminal and type "sudo thunar". Then replace the file easily with a copy paste.

If for whatever reason it doesn't work, you can try this command afterwards to change the read/execute permissions:
sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so


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