Third Party & Extensions

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 demo.castlabs.com and attempt to play the […]

User Agent Spoofing

What is Spoofing and why is it needed? From time to time a website will decide to block Vivaldi users from accessing their pages. They can do this by looking at our “User Agent”. The User Agent is a piece of information that is sent from the browser to the website when it connects, telling […]

Razer Chroma

Combine Vivaldi on Windows with Razer Chroma to make browsing more immersive and personal. Enabling Razer Chroma on Vivaldi Make sure your Chroma devices are connected to your computer. Go to Settings > Themes > Razer Chroma Theme Integration. Make sure the box for Enable Razer Chroma Integration is ticked. Select the devices you want […]

Philips Hue

Select which Philips Hue lights Vivaldi should control to synchronize your physical surroundings with the color of the browser. Setting up Philips Hue First, make sure your Hue lights are connected to the same network as the browser. Then, go to Settings > Themes > Philips Hue Theme Integration and tick the box for Enable Hue. Once enabled, click on […]

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 […]

Extensions

What is an Extension? An extension is a small software program that can be installed to give added functionality to the Vivaldi browser. Extensions allow you to further customise and enhance your usage of the browser and range from social media tools to privacy-related features such as ad-blocking. Extensions in Vivaldi Although Vivaldi aims to […]