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How to Fix Opera or Vivaldi Browser Error SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED



Sometimes while you’re trying to watch videos on the Opera or Vivaldi web browsers, you might run into a pesky hitch. There’s a browser error that can pop up called the SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED error.

Do you know what this means? Basically, your browser is not capable to handle the video.

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This is a problem that users like you and me can run into when we want to kick back and enjoy some videos. This guide will help us both understand why we see this issue on your browser.

Together, we will also find the right ways to fix the SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED error for Opera or Vivaldi.

Steps to Resolve the Opera or Vivaldi Browser Error SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED Issue

What can we do to resolve this? Below, I’ve outlined some steps you can take to get rid of the SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED error when using Opera or Vivaldi:

Install the hls.js Extension on your Opera or Vivaldi Browser

You might find this handy tool, the hls.js extension, incredibly useful. This tool helps Opera or Vivaldi, browsers that may not naturally support HLS video, to indeed play those videos!

Let’s get it from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, giving the webpage a quick refresh might be all it takes to clear that error.

Update Your Opera or Vivaldi Browser

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Has your browser caught up with the times? Out of date software stands as one common cause of the error. If that’s the case, a browser update is in order. How do we do it?

  • For Opera, start with Menu.
  • Click on Update & Recovery.
  • Now see that ‘Check for Update’ button? Click it.
  • As for Vivaldi, we go to Menu > Help > Check for Updates.
  • That should do the trick!

Try to see if you’ve successfully vanquished the SOURCE_STREAM_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED error after the update. If you’ve properly followed all these steps, you should be back to enjoying your videos in no time!

Tackling Opera or Vivaldi Browser Cache and Cookies

Have you ever wondered about your browser cache and cookies? Well, they are tiny pieces of data that remember information about the websites you visit.

They remember things like your site preferences, login details, and even pictures. But just like a busy bee, they can get overwhelmed. They can become outdated, mixed up, or even faulty, causing issues like video errors.

To give them a clean slate, we need to clear them out. Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to do just that:

  • For Opera users, you’d start by going to Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear browsing data.
  • As for Vivaldi users, your path will be a bit different. Head to Menu > Tools > Delete Browsing Data.
  • Next, it’s decision time. Choose the time range and determine which items you’d like to wipe out, including Cached Images and Files and Cookies and Other Site Data.
  • Hit the button labelled Clear Data and then rejuvenate your browser with a quick restart.

Check the Video Format

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Now, another potential issue could be the video format. Just like how we all speak different languages, so do videos. If your browser can’t understand the video’s language (or format), it can cause errors.

To understand the video’s format, right-click on the video and select “Stats for Nerds.” This shows you the video’s sort of ID card, revealing its format and codec.

Now, if this format seems foreign to your browser, a change might be in order. The video might need a new format or you might need a new browser that speaks the video’s language.

Disable Hardware Acceleration on Opera or Vivaldi Browser

Hardware acceleration. Fancy term, right? It’s like a superhero power for computers. It makes use of your computer’s hardware to speed up video playback. But even superheroes can cause trouble sometimes.

This feature can create errors with video playback. How about we turn it off for a bit and see if that helps? Follow the process below:

  • You, the Opera user, will go to Menu > Settings > Advanced > System > Use hardware acceleration when available.
  • Our Vivaldi users will head to Menu > Tools > Settings > Webpages > Use hardware acceleration when available.
  • Toggle the switch to make it to the off side.

Hope this helps!



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