Media & Flash

Media support for N versions of Windows

You need to have Media Feature Pack installed to enable proprietary media playback. Testing support To test proprietary media support, try and play the following test video. Installing support If using the latest versions of Windows 10 N: Go to Windows Settings > Apps > Apps and Features > Optional Features > Add a Feature; […]

Widevine CDM (for EME/DRM support) on Linux

Widevine is a “Content Decryption Module” (CDM) that provides Vivaldi with support for Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). EME are a form of Digital rights management (DRM) that are required by many, popular audio/video streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Tidal, etc.). Testing support To test Widevine support, go to and attempt to play the […]

Report playing video or audio issue with macOS

When reporting a media issue on macOS, in addition to describing what is happening and where, we need more information to be able to follow up with it. Please visit the following pages: GPU: vivaldi://gpu Media: vivaldi://media-internals On both pages, click on Copy to Clipboard and paste the content to the bug report. Furthermore, please […]

Pop out Video

The Pop Out Video feature, also known as Picture-in-picture (PiP), allows you to display HTML5 videos in a floating window so that you can continue watching the video while scrolling down a page or changing tabs. To use this feature: Hover the mouse cursor over the video; Click on the pop out video button that […]

HTML5 Proprietary Media on Linux

HTML5 “proprietary” audio and video includes all media types that are patented, such H.264 (video) and AAC (audio). Testing support To test proprietary media support, try and play the following test video.   Installing proprietary media support If the test video didn’t play: Open the Terminal (command prompt) Issue the following: sudo /opt/vivaldi/update-ffmpeg Restart the […]

Flash Player in Vivaldi

Support for the Flash player is being decreased step-by-step, with the end-of-life being scheduled for the end of 2020 (Adobe Blog). Vivaldi browser uses the Pepper version of Flash (PPAPI) that Chromium and Chrome use. If you are noticing a “Couldn’t load plugin” or “You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this […]