Package Details: qt5-webengine-widevine 1:66.0.3359.181-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: qt5-webengine-widevine
Description: A browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content
Upstream URL:
Keywords: netflix
Licenses: custom:chrome
Submitter: Trilby
Maintainer: Trilby
Last Packager: Trilby
Votes: 14
Popularity: 1.303927
First Submitted: 2016-12-21 13:00
Last Updated: 2018-05-25 22:17

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Trilby commented on 2018-05-30 11:01

Sorry, I need to update my email settings - I missed the last comment.

But I don't really understand. It works fine here with either qutebrowser from [community] or qutebrowser-git each using qt5-webenging 5.11 from [extra].

The qt5-webengine bug report talks about chrome being installed. Anyone who has chrome installed should not be using this AUR package: it's not needed. This package is specifically to have access to netflix and related streaming video with qt5-webenine without also needing chrome.

The-Compiler commented on 2018-05-28 05:59

The recent update from 61 to 66 seems wrong - the commit message says "update for qt5-webengine 5.11", but the related QtWebEngine bug about not being able to load > 61 is still open:

Trilby commented on 2018-04-28 10:28

Thanks vctr, I just pushed an update to the checksum.

vctr commented on 2018-04-28 08:07

Hello, the eula changed checksum to cbfb7bc8d48ffc2dc6a86721c00b1662337bf72e7e63bffde783497cf36a43fa and the install will fail.

Trilby commented on 2017-11-16 00:12

Thanks. I'm really not particularly well qualified to maintain this package - but I've been fumbling along getting it back to functional as needed basically playing it by ear and checking chromium-widevine for hints.

Scimmia commented on 2017-11-15 23:57

You were extracting it from the Debian Chrome package because that's where the plugin was avilable, might as well get the adapter lib with it. The separate download for the plugin is pretty recent, but unfortunately Google doesn't seem to be keeping it up to date. I'm about to change the chromium-widevine package back to using Chrome.

Trilby commented on 2017-11-15 13:02

I didn't downgrade chromium - I just needed the older version of Previous PKGBUILDs extracted this from a debian package (honestly I'm not sure why we ever did that in the first place, but it worked). The PKGBUILD I posted below extracts it from an archlinux package instead - but extracting it from the *current* chromium package is no good as it's the wrong version for qt5-webengine.

The-Compiler commented on 2017-11-15 12:18

Note that you don't have to downgrade Chromium (and I'd recommend you don't if you use it) - you can set qt.args to pass --papi-widevine path. See my comments from 2017-10-28 below.

Trilby commented on 2017-11-15 12:13

Success. Thanks Florian!

However, I assumed when I orphaned this that I'd be able to re-adopt it if I managed to find a solution. But as there was a co-maintainer it just transfered to raddog rather than being an orphan. So I'll send a message to raddog to update this and/or re-add me as a maintainer. Here's the working PKGBUILD:

pkgdesc='A browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content'

package() {
install -Dm644 -t "$pkgdir/usr/lib/qt/plugins/ppapi/"
install -Dm644 usr/lib/chromium/ -t "$pkgdir/usr/lib/qt/plugins/ppapi/"
install -Dm644 chrome-eula_text.html -t "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/"

Trilby commented on 2017-11-15 12:08

Thanks for the input. But I'm not clear on how to translate version numbers between the chrom{e,ium} (e.g. 61 -> 62), qt5-webengine (e.g., 5.9.2), and widevine (e.g. If you know of any way or any resouces with which to determine what versions go together, that'd be appreciated.

More importantly though, this was working just fine for me, but the out of date flag caused me to try to rebuild it (and I foolishly didn't have a backup of my previously built package). The link to the debian chromium is no longer valid. I'm currently attempting with an archlinux archive package of chromium 61 and will report back momentarily.

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