Chromium Dev branch

PPA description

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, open chrome://flags, search for "Hardware-accelerated video", enable the entry, and restart Chromium.

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

=== 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 dropped support for NPAPI plugins. This means that you cannot use the standard Flash (Flash 11.2) available through most methods. Instead, you'll need to install the PPAPI version of Flash through a package.

=== 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

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

PPA statistics

12 updates added during the past month.
Currently 1 package building and 0 packages waiting to build.
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Overview of published packages

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chromium-browser 1:90.0.4421.5-0ubuntu1~ppa2~20.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2021-02-26)
chromium-browser 1:90.0.4421.5-0ubuntu1~ppa2~20.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2021-02-26)
chromium-browser 1:90.0.4421.5-0ubuntu1~ppa2~18.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2021-02-26)
chromium-browser 1:90.0.4421.5-0ubuntu1~ppa2~16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2021-02-26)
libvdpau 1.4-2~ubuntu20.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2020-10-14)
libvdpau 1.3-1ubuntu2~ubuntu18.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2020-06-22)
llvm-toolchain-4.0 1:4.0-1ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-04-25)
ninja-build 1.7.2-1~ubuntu16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-07-16)
pipewire 0.2.3-3~ubuntu18.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2019-09-22)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-7ubuntu1~ppa2~20.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2020-10-14)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-7ubuntu1~ppa1~18.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2019-06-17)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-7ubuntu1~ppa1~18.10.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-11-22)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-6ubuntu2~ppa1~18.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2018-08-11)
vdpau-video 0.7.4-5ubuntu1~ppa3~16.04.1 Saikrishna Arcot (2017-09-02)
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