Chromium won't play videos on news sites.

I am using chromium 103.0.5060.134 (openSUSE Build) stable (64-bit) . Video does not work on at least 4 news sites (cnn,com,,, and, but does work on youtube. Firefox works just fine on these sites. VLC also works on videos, so I believe I have all of the necessary codecs installed.

I just rebuilt my tumbleweed system after a stupid mistake and obviously there is a setting I have missed. Any thoughts?

Try installing chromium-ffmpeg-extra if you haven’t already.

zypper install chromium-ffmpeg-extra