Media & Flash

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 site, copy paste its content and share it with us: GPU: vivaldi://gpu And could you visit the following links and tell us which […]

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, right click on the video and select Picture-in-picture from the context menu. For certain sites, […]

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 […]

Enable Flash

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). If you would like to access a site that needs to play Flash content, go to Settings > Webpages > Plugins and tick the box for Enable Flash Plugin. Alternatively: Option 1 Click on the […]

Install Flash Player for Vivaldi

Vivaldi browser uses the Pepper version of Flash (PPAPI) that Chromium or Chrome uses. If you are noticing a “Couldn’t load plugin” or “You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content” message in these browsers when you tried to view flash-content on web pages, then you have to install Pepper Flash, follow […]