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I use the Opera browser occasionally on my cellphone, when I need to look up something.  I only have 100 Megs of Data per month so I usually only browse the internet with my phone when I am on a free wifi hotspot.
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I just discovered that with the Android Opera browser on my cellphone, the steaming of videos on websites works just fine.
So it looks like Opera is just not being kept functional on their Linux version.

That's too bad. I guess you can keep using Opera on your phone. Do you use it much on your phone? Btw, there's a Brave browser app, too. No idea about Vivaldi. Brave uses less energy and data, as well, because of its superior ad-blocking.

I think the reason it works on Android is probably because with Android, you can just use their API for video streaming. So Opera doesn't have to actually do anything but make a call to the API which does the rest of the work. In other words, video playing on Opera for Android should work just as well as Chrome on Android, because they both use the same block of code to do it. Google maintains that code for them.
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I just discovered that with the Android Opera browser on my cellphone, the steaming of videos on websites works just fine.
So it looks like Opera is just not being kept functional on their Linux version.
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Ouch. That certainly doesn't ode well for Opera. On the plus side of you trying out Brave, Opera was proprietary, the code was closed. With Brave, Firefox, or Chomium (not Chrome), you're using pure Open Source code.

Brave has a few extra features that might be similar to Opera. You can also get paid for using Brave if you're okay with a small ad in the corner. You can adjust the frequency or turn it off completely. It's not a lot but over 3 days, I've earned enough BAT (Brave Attention Tokens) to break a buck! :) Btw, unlike web ads, no personal information ever leaves your browser. Ad personalization occurs at the local level. If you prefer supporting the content creators because most of their ads are blocked, you can elect to auto-contribute that money to them instead.

Btw, if you're looking for something that is more Opera-like, there's Vivaldi. It was actually created by some of the guys behind Opera. You can find out about the features here. It has speed-dial which I recall was one of the things you liked about Opera? It's come quite a way.

I think Brave is great, mainly for its ad-blocking but Vivaldi might be less of a change for you. It's not Open Source though, at least not entirely. Some components of it are. But you've been using Opera for all these years so I'm guessing that's not a deal-breaker for you. :) We all have to use proprietary technology sometimes despite the admonishment of RMS. So I think you should check out the feature list there before going to Brave.

See, guys? I'm not a browser bigot! :) Actually, I've been using Firefox for the past few weeks because of an issue I had with one extension and Brave. But I'm back on Brave now. Who knows? Maybe in 6 months, I'll be on something else. I'm like a kid in a candy store.
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Well it ha been about 2 months, now, that the Opera browser, in Linux, has stopped being able to play any video clips, that are on websites.
Videos play fine using the Brave or Firefox browsers.

This is an ongoing issue with the Opera browser. Usually they fix the problem after a few weeks, but not this time.  I have submitted a bug report, as usual to Opera, about the issue. There have been a number of Opera updates since this issue first appeared but none of the updates have fixed the problem, so far.

So, sadly, I am now going to have to make the Brave browser, as my main browser to use.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Softmaker FreeOffice 2021 now available
« Last post by Jason on October 21, 2021, 06:57:19 pm »
I think the issue was the MS doc that someone created had a header portion at the top of the page, that included text on a coloured backgound and perhaps a grahic/image file.
this info was completely not showing or missing when viewed with Open/Libreoffice.

Curious. It could have been some fancy MS Office feature. They used to have a feature that did fancy things with text and maybe still do.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Softmaker FreeOffice 2021 now available
« Last post by ssfc72 on October 21, 2021, 04:14:05 am »
I think the issue was the MS doc that someone created had a header portion at the top of the page, that included text on a coloured backgound and perhaps a grahic/image file.
this info was completely not showing or missing when viewed with Open/Libreoffice.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Softmaker FreeOffice 2021 now available
« Last post by Jason on October 20, 2021, 08:18:26 pm »
Interesting. Thanks for letting us know, Fox. Have you had a chance to try it?

Thanks for our input, too, Fleming (okay to you call you that, B. to preserve your anonymity?).

I don't create Microsoft documents very often but once when I did, it was for a syllabus for a course and my boss said that it had streaks in it. Of course, she had sent it to me in DOC format, I had changed it in LibreOffice (and saved it that way), then exported it to her in DOC format. So maybe something got lost in translation. It wasn't that complicated but it did have a table in it with a lot of entries. It broke down the course into each lesson. I can't remember if I opened the DOC format in LibreOffice to see what it looked like there before I sent it to her. I probably should have just sent her a PDF since she didn't really need to edit it.

What issue did you have outputting it, Fleming?
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Softmaker FreeOffice 2021 now available
« Last post by ssfc72 on October 20, 2021, 08:41:05 am »
Thanks Fox for the info about the latest FreeOffice software.  I have made use of it in the past to render an MS document correctly, that LibreOffice did not.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Softmaker FreeOffice 2021 now available
« Last post by fox on October 20, 2021, 07:17:06 am »
This is a Microsoft Office equivalent which sometimes does a better job at retaining MS software formats than LibreOffice. The app is updated from the 2018 version. You can read about it and download it from here.
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