Chromium Beta branch

PPA description

This PPA contains the latest Chromium Beta builds, with hardware video decoding enabled (hidden behind a flag), and support for Widevine (needed for viewing paid videos on Netflix and Youtube) enabled.

=== 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 and into /usr/lib/chromium-browser/.
3. Restart Chromium.
4. Go to chrome://plugins, and verify that the Widevine plugin is listed there.

=== API Key ====

Some Chromium features, including Sync, require an API key, which is not included with the packages below. To use these features, please follow the 11 steps at Then, open .profile located in your home folder (you will need to see hidden files), and add the following three lines to the end of the file (on a new line):

export GOOGLE_API_KEY="api_key"
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID="client_id"
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET="client_secret"

Replace what is in the quotes (after the '=' sign in each line) with the appropriate value. You will need to log off and log back on (or restart if you prefer) for Chromium to use the keys.

=== NPAPI Plugins ===

Chromium Aura drops support for NPAPI plugins. This means that you cannot use the standard Flash (Flash 11.2) available through the main repo. Instead, you can just install pepperflashplugin-nonfree.

=== Help ===

If you need help with installing Chromium or notice stuff not working that should normally work, click on my name below in the "Adding this PPA to your system" section.

=== Packaging ===

Packaging for this PPA is at A separate branch is created for each upstream branch number.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta
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.

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Saikrishna Arcot.

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chromium-browser 64.0.3282.85-0ubuntu1~ppa2~17.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-01-17)
chromium-browser 64.0.3282.85-0ubuntu1~ppa2~16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-01-17)
chromium-browser 64.0.3282.85-0ubuntu1~ppa2~14.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-01-17)
chromium-browser 64.0.3282.85-0ubuntu1~ppa1~17.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-01-16)
llvm-toolchain-4.0 1:4.0.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.3~14.04.2 Chris Coulson (2017-11-13)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-6ubuntu1~ppa3~17.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-09-02)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-5ubuntu1~ppa3~16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-09-02)
vdpau-video 0.7.3-2ubuntu1.3~ppa2~14.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-09-02)
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