thanks to your feedback we’ve identified that Opera 30 on Windows 7 x32 is not playing videos on YouTube properly. This is connected with HTML5 support, requiring MSE and H.264.

Today we are releasing browser.js workaround, for Beta channel first. Please help us verifying the solution works well.

First you should check that you have the latest version of browser.js, please go to the page http://www.opera.com/docs/browserjs/

Previous browser.js version was

  • “OPRDesktop 28.0 core 1750.0, June 4, 2015. Active patches: 19 .”

Current version should be :

  • “OPRDesktop 28.0 core 1750.0, June 9, 2015. Active patches: 20 .”

If you don’t have the latest version of browser.js, please restart your Beta browser, it should be downloaded afterwards.

After you assure having latest browser.js version, in order to verify if the fix is working properly, just go to YouTube on your Windows x32 version and try to play some video. You should get Flash version.

Note :

  • Windows 7 and 8(.1) x64 should be not affected and getting HTML 5 videos,
  • Windows XP should be getting Flash version always, as it’s not supporting HTML 5 codecs.

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