May 22nd, 2010
When we initially announced WebM support some Linux users may have found that the builds provided did not work for them. However, we have subsequently made a small tweak to the Linux packages so that they should now work on a wider range of distros. If WebM support wasn’t working for you before on Linux, then please re-download the package and try again.
As always the best way to test an experimental build is to run Opera ‘in place’. To use a package in this way, from the terminal enter the following:
$ tar xf opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux.tar.bz2 $ opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux/opera &
(This assumes a 32-bit system. Adjust accordingly if you have a 64-bit system).
If you want to install the Linux build alongside your main Opera Linux install, use the included install script and specify a suffix of webm, as follows:
$ opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux/install --suffix webm
If you continue to have problems playing video, ensure that you have all the required video dependencies installed. See “Using video with Opera 10.50 on Linux/UNIX” for more information.
WARNING: This is an experimental Labs release. It may contain severe bugs and cause data loss. Or it may just provide great HTML5 video support.