Vivaldi HTML5 Proprietary Media

I have been playing with Vivaldi browser recently. It is available from SBo, where the recommended dependencies are pepperflash-plugin, ffmpeg and vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra. However, I still seemed to experience problems with some websites content. Maybe I did something wrong…

So, what to do?
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Mounting an iPhone

Due to several reasons that I will not discuss here, I decided my next phone to be an iPhone SE. Of course, I naively expected that when I plug it in my computer, it will behave. Well, it doesn’t. The phone has iOS 11 and in Slackware 14.2 the system sees it, but there’s no way to mount it. In Slackware -current I can access my photos only. Well, I googled a bit and here’s what I did on -current.
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Microphone mute key

I have a ThinkPad x230 with Sound (mute/unmute), Volume, Microphone (mute/unmute) and Lock Screen physical keys. The Microphone key does not work out-of-the-box, and I finally decided to search a bit for a solution. I found this nice post about Ubuntu.
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Swap speakers

I have a pair of active speakers and I need to swap Right and Left. Simply, cabling will be much easier this way. I cannot set this in the speakers themselves, so I searched for a software solution. I googled around and found this discussion for Ubuntu. One of the posts had the solution, that works also for Slackware.
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Multi-threaded MPlayer

I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the mplayer executable with the -lavdopts option like this:
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