Stable release Chromium for Ubuntu with VA-API

PPA description

Stable release Chromium based on packaging from https://launchpad.net/~saiarcot895/+archive/ubuntu/chromium-beta
with VA-API (including VA-API over VDPAU on Nvidia GPUs) and working API keys for Ubuntu 20.04.

=========================== HOW-TO ===================================

To add this repository on Ubuntu 20.04 run:

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mikhailnov/chromium
2. sudo nano /etc/apt/preferences.d/50-chromium-mikhailnov
and insert the following text:

Package: chromium-browser* chromium-codecs*
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mikhailnov-chromium
Pin-Priority: 1001

Press Ctrl+O, Ctrl+X to save the file and exit from the editor.

3. sudo apt install chromium-browser chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra chromium-browser-l10n

4. run "apt policy chromium-browser" and make sure that it has been installed from this PPA

Go to https://github.com/mikhailnov/chromium-ubuntu-build/issues in case of problems or email me: <email address hidden>

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== Hardware Video Decoding ==

To enable hardware video decoding, enable
chrome://flags/#enable-accelerated-video-decode
and restart the browser.

=== Widevine Support ===

The packages in this PPA have support for Widevine inside Chromium enabled. However, you still need to copy some files from Chrome into Chromium for you to use Netflix (or other websites using Encrypted Media Extensions) in Chromium.

1. Download and install Chrome (or extract the necessary files, if you know how to do that).
2. From the Chrome installation directory (probably /opt/google/chome or something similar), copy libwidevinecdm.so into ~/.config/chromium.
3. Restart Chromium.

API keys from the Ubuntu package are used for now (I am not sure that it is a good idea).

Packaging source of this PPA: https://github.com/mikhailnov/chromium-ubuntu-build
In case of problems report issues on Github.

=== NOTICE ===

I do not guarantee that I will support this PPA for a long time and do not guarantee quick updates, including fixes of security vulnerabilities.
But I do not want to use Chromium from snap.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:mikhailnov/chromium to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mikhailnov/chromium
sudo apt-get update
        
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mikhailnov/chromium/ubuntu focal main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mikhailnov/chromium/ubuntu focal main 
Signing key:
4096R/FE3AE55CF74041EAA3F0AD10D5B19A73A8ECB754 (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
FE3AE55CF74041EAA3F0AD10D5B19A73A8ECB754

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Mikhail Novosyolov.

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