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Bug 768633 - www-client/vivaldi: consider warning about priorietary-codecs and widevine USE if disabled
Summary: www-client/vivaldi: consider warning about priorietary-codecs and widevine US...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: James Le Cuirot
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-02-04 10:05 UTC by Alexey Skobkin
Modified: 2021-02-10 05:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Alexey Skobkin 2021-02-04 10:05:44 UTC
The latest version of vivaldi (3.6.2165.34) wasn't installed with udpate-ffmpeg and update-widevine scripts, but was also unable to update proprietary ffmpeg codecs itself after restart.

So in the end I'm unable to play H.264 and other proprietary formats in the browser after update.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Comment 1 Alexey Skobkin 2021-02-04 10:07:15 UTC
On run it says:

$ vivaldi
'Proprietary media' support is not installed. Attempting to fix this for the next restart.

But after restart it's the same.
Comment 2 Ionen Wolkens gentoo-dev 2021-02-04 10:29:04 UTC
I don't think these are intended to be installed and may in fact break things if used, from the ebuild:

    # Remove scripts that will most likely break things.
    rm ${VIVALDI_HOME}/update-{ffmpeg,widevine} || die

I gave it a try with that version and USE="priorietary-codecs widevine" and playback is working as expected.
Comment 3 Alexey Skobkin 2021-02-04 12:13:03 UTC
> USE="priorietary-codecs widevine"

Thanks. Looks like I've missed introduction of these flags. I think user should be warned about them in the package message after installation.
Comment 4 pogosyan 2021-02-10 05:37:02 UTC
Same here, missed these new USE flags.   Funny that enabling them downloads the whole chrome tarball