Package Details: popcorntime 0.3.10-16

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: popcorntime
Description: Stream movies from torrents. Skip the downloads. Launch, click, watch.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 41
Popularity: 1.816053
First Submitted: 2016-03-01 20:36
Last Updated: 2019-04-17 18:44

Pinned Comments

ItachiSan commented on 2018-07-24 21:01

You are free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.

Info regarding the package

The package uses the sources available at:

I am aware of the different clones and branches; I do still believe that this code is acceptable (not affected itself from malware).

As the nw.js toolchain provided by the PopcornTime team can not be proven as non-malware easily, this package uses the official nw.js toolchain provided here:

and uses for additional codecs the prebuilt FFmpeg library provided here:

In addition, the PKGBUILD won't point to the 0.3.10 Git reference but will also include important commits, for e.g. security reasons or providers changes.

Latest Comments

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ItachiSan commented on 2019-05-16 09:04

@kronikpillow that is a basic Python error; you're running a Python2 script with Python3.

Just execute:

python2 --target_arch=x64

No need for sudo, although I doubt the build is going to work without patching the build script.

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-15 14:32

so i tried installing did git clone cd nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt sudo python --target_arch=x64

and i get a

File "", line 104 print '\n\nShutdown requested... \x1b[0;31;40m' + 'exiting' + '\x1b[0m' ^ SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'. Did you mean print('\n\nShutdown requested... \x1b[0)?

... so maybe this is the reason? codecs for NW.js aren't installed at all

Kaliwaal commented on 2019-05-12 05:39

thanks for the suggestion @ItachiSan,

I will uninstall this one and re-install the now orphaned package. At least it was working fine.


ItachiSan commented on 2019-05-10 16:14

@kronikpillow & @Kaliwaal

  1. As the software works as it should (most of the videos play back fine), I don't see why this package miss something.
  2. The fact that series can't be played back is an issue, not of the packaging (build the software and put it in proper place) but of the software itself. So you can't blame me, even partially.
  3. If you read the pinned comment (I doubt you do, due to the answer), I say the ffmpeg library is pre-built, so it might possibly be an upstream issue.
  4. popcorntime-bin as a package is not maintained from upstream at all; it just repackages the official tarball.
  5. If such package is fine, you might use it meanwhile.
  6. I do AUR packaging in my free time, which I might not have (as for this week)
  7. I still believe the ffmpeg library is the main culprit and will test stuff during the weekend; meanwhile, I still recommend you to open a ticket upstream at the prebuilt ffmpeg library Github repository (just to be clear)

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-10 15:04

it also does not detect any subtitles ... while -bin does

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-10 14:53

@ItachiSan strange, mine terminal output is nothing similar to @Kaliwaal - terminal output

after i run F12 in Popcorntime, i get this in the terminal

and in the F12 console i get this

File in question: The Flash Season 5 Episode 21 Issue: Video yes, Audio No

I don't know how to determine file format from butter when i run the file in VLC and MPV it plays properly with both video and audio

... once again mate, you are asking us to provide a issue report to upstream ... but this is not a upstream issue as popcorntime-bin package reproduces all file formats properly both in audio and video, which means, that something in your package is missing ... also upstream is not responsible for user created packages on the Arch Linux AUR, the packer is

Kaliwaal commented on 2019-05-07 11:56

@ItachiSan, Here is the output which I get when I press F12 from within the app when trying to run the aforementioned file. I tried to copy it but then realised a screenshot would be better.

I also ran the app from within the terminal and here is the output: I hope it helps.

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-07 10:40

@ItachiSan try watching TV Series like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tommorow, Game of Thrones etc etc etc

I will provide you with the logs a little later ... my main consern atm is recovering my lost data partition :-/ accidentally wiped my backup hdd :-D (boom)

ItachiSan commented on 2019-05-06 19:20

@Kaliwaal I can reproduce the error! It might be that the current FFMpeg library has some changes that give the error.

For that, you should

  1. Find out the codecs of the file
  2. Open an issue on the provider of the library (see the pinned comment)

What I can mention is that I am going to update the package soon with NW.js 0.38.1, as the FFMpeg library is now updated for that; I will test again the video and, if it doesn't work, I will try also older versions of NW.js + FFMpeg to find a working one.

Kaliwaal commented on 2019-05-06 10:03


The pilot played fine with the now oprhaned package. Plus, I have not made any changes to my system as far as ffmpeg or codecs are concerned.

Therefore, I think the problem is not with my installation. Lets hope that we are able to solve this.