I can't watch netflix on vivaldi browser


  • OpenMandriva Lx version: 4.0

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…): KDE plasma

  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

    I can’t watch netflix on vivaldi browser
    i can watch videos on youtube but i can’t watch anything on netflix

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):

Looks like upstream issue, not a OMV.
Vivaldi is a proprietary browser and to watch netflix you need proprietary Widevine plugin. Widevine in Linux world is provided only on Google Chrome and Firefox (opt-in). Rest of browser dont have license for this (money, legal reason, etc).
In most of Linux web browsers you need manually copy this plugin from chrome to dir in your browser.
Vivaldi with version 1360.4 implement scriopt to auto download this plugin. More info here: https://vivaldi.com/pl/blog/snapshots/better-widevine-eme-support-for-linux-vivaldi-browser-snapshot-1360-4/

also make sure you have working h264. If h264 not working in your browser then widevine wont work too,
So deal with h264 and then try again with widevine.