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 many DRM-protected videos) enabled.

== Hardware Video Decoding ==

To enable hardware video decoding, start Chromium with the --enable-features=VaapiVideoDecoder argument. To make this persistent, create a file at /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/92-vaapi-hardware-decoding with the following contents:

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="${CHROMIUM_FLAGS} --enable-features=VaapiVideoDecoder"

See also for more information on VAAPI video decoding support.

=== 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 into ~/.config/chromium.
3. Restart Chromium.

=== Preventing falling back to the standard version of Chromium ===

Sometimes, this PPA doesn't get updated within a few days of a release, and in some cases, the version of Chromium in the standard Ubuntu repos may be newer than the version provided by the PPA. If you want to prevent apt from updating to the version in the standard Ubuntu repos, add the following three lines into /etc/apt/preferences.d/chromium:

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-saiarcot895-chromium-beta
Pin-Priority: 700

=== 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 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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Signing key:
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Saikrishna Arcot.

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chromium-browser 1:108.0.5359.40-0ubuntu1~ppa1~22.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
chromium-browser 1:108.0.5359.40-0ubuntu1~ppa1~22.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
chromium-browser 1:108.0.5359.40-0ubuntu1~ppa1~20.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
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vdpau-video 0.7.4-7ubuntu1~ppa2~20.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
vdpau-video 0.7.4-7ubuntu1~ppa1~18.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
vdpau-video 0.7.4-6ubuntu2~ppa1~18.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot ()
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