Chromium Dev branch

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This PPA contains the latest Chromium Dev builds, with hardware video decoding enabled (hidden behind a flag) and support for Widevine (needed for viewing paid videos on Netflix and Youtube) 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 https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Chromium#Hardware_video_acceleration 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 EME) 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.

=== Using Chromium on PopOS ===

On PopOS systems, apt is configured to prioritize PopOS packages above all other sources. This includes Chromium, which means you won't be able to use this version of Chromium. To override that, add the following three lines into /etc/apt/preferences.d/chromium (adjust the priority as necessary to make it work):

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-saiarcot895-chromium-dev
Pin-Priority: 1002

=== 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 https://github.com/saiarcot895/chromium-ubuntu-build.

Adding this PPA to your system

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

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

Display sources.list entries for:
deb https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/saiarcot895/chromium-dev/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/saiarcot895/chromium-dev/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
1024R/E6200BDA4A746F2A1F7FFD3FE6A17451DC058F40 (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
E6200BDA4A746F2A1F7FFD3FE6A17451DC058F40

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

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