Chromium in deb format with VAAPI support

PPA description

Chromium in deb format with VAAPI support
* Copied sources from Bionic repository or from "stage for security updates" (
* Enabled VAAPI components building in debian/rules and debian/control
* Enabled VAAPI by default
* Applied additional Fedora patches
    * enable-hardware-accelerated-mjpeg.patch
    * fix-vaapi-on-intel.patch
* Builds for current LTS (Focal, 20.04) and previous (Bionic, 18.04 (with workaround to disable some 10-bit formats because libva is too old))
* ARM64 is not tested
* Currently doesn't work with Wayland or NVidia hardware

Other options for Ubuntu: saiarcot895 ppa (needs GOOGLE_API_KEY which can be extracted from sources of this or "staging" ppa), Brave, ungoogled-chromium.

In order to avoid installation of snap package on Ubuntu 20.04, you can "pin" this PPA with a command bellow:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-xalt7x-chromium-deb-vaapi
Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-xalt7x-chromium-deb-vaapi
Pin-Priority: 1337

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:xalt7x/chromium-deb-vaapi to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xalt7x/chromium-deb-vaapi
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:
4096R/8718D33A1E18AF7EC6416643C5867B73AA69A7C1 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact xalt7x.

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Overview of published packages

11 of 1 result
Package Version Uploaded by
chromium-browser 86.0.4240.198-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~vaapi (Newer version available) xalt7x (2020-11-15)
11 of 1 result

Latest updates

  • chromium-browser 11 days ago
    Successfully built
  • chromium-browser 13 days ago
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