this is my first post here. I am an ex Mint user who wanted to try a new distro, so I am a bit used to just installing the OS and have it “just werk” so I need a little help with this. I searched a little and couldn’t find an answer, so sorry if it’s common knowledge for you.
I can’t view streams from Twitch.
I have installed the media codecs as the sticky says (I also installed flash, but disabled it in the addons of Firefox - I keep it just in case a site absolutely requires it), but Twitch does not play for me! It only works when I turn flash on, which is weird as on Mint (or Windows), Twitch works without flash (it has a html5 player which is turned on by default), and out of the box at that.
I get a black screen with “No supported video backend available ; Flash is not installed”.
Anybody has an idea?
Thanks in advance.
if it helps solve the problem (it might be related for all I know), https://www.youtube.com/html5 show that h264 and MSE are not supported by my FF.
Sorry if I am a bit slow, as you might have guessed I’m far from being an expert with Linux, which is why I was sticking with Mint until now Thanks for the help so far, I’m just trying to understand what I’m doing.
So if I understand correctly, I removed packman 42.1 repo, then refreshed the repo list (did it with yast, then tried the command just in case and it returned ‘Nothing to do’ so I assume I didn’t mess up so far).
but my problem still remains and twitch still doesn’t work.
You can do everything from Yast if you want a GUI. Just look around.
But to come back to your issue. Firefox should already work out of the box if the site indeed uses HTML5 as there is no need for additional codecs as far as I know.
I also tried Twitch and unfortunately, even though I have all the multimedia extensions available from https://www.youtube.com/html5 and Packman properly set up, I cannot play anything on the site. So it has definitely nothing to do with the Packman repo.
Could you give us a link to a video?
Now I also tested Chrome. It works there. I would say it is an issue with Firefox and not with OpenSUSE.