Package Details: vivaldi-widevine 1:4.10.1440.18-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: vivaldi-widevine
Description: A browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content, standalone for vivaldi
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Keywords: amazon netflix prime vivaldi
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: chromium-widevine, google-chrome
Submitter: pheerai
Maintainer: Musikolo
Last Packager: Musikolo
Votes: 37
Popularity: 2.344373
First Submitted: 2016-05-26 08:41
Last Updated: 2019-06-21 01:45

Pinned Comments

pheerai commented on 2017-08-14 08:33

Please note that you won't need this package if you have google-chrome installed, vivaldi will find the plugin from that package as well.

You can check if you need this package here: If the video plays, you're already set regarding widevine, even though you might still need the vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs.

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pheerai commented on 2018-01-29 08:37

@hekel:This package primarily aims for users of the non-snapshot version of vivaldi. The dependency on vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs is not unnecessary for them.

Also, please note that there ARE actually request in the vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs package to add a provides=(vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs), which would solve your problem but hasn't yet been incorporated by the respective maintainer.

Tjuh commented on 2018-01-29 08:31

I have that same problem, but its easily fixed tho, if you already have vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs installed, just change vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs to vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs on the depends() line in the PKGBUILD file.

hekel commented on 2018-01-29 02:47

This unnecessarily pulls in 'vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs' which is particularly obnoxious because I only use 'vivaldi-snapshot' and already have 'vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs' installed.

pheerai commented on 2017-12-18 07:31

@nuario: The direct download approach has already been tried a few weeks ago, but unfortunately it seems as if google does not update their WV-repo as regularly as they update their chrome (read: Their current 'latest' build is, shipped with chrome is

ruario commented on 2017-12-15 13:34

Why pull down the entire Google?

Just get the lib directly:

$ WV_VERISON=$(wget -qO-

$ wget$

pheerai commented on 2017-11-28 09:30

@Rulatir: I'll try to figure out what could be wrong, but in the meantime could you please answer me the following questions?
- What versions of Vivaldi and Chrome are installed?
- Is the file `/opt/google/chrome/` available and readable?
- How did you elaborate that Vivaldi does not pick up widevine? Is it "just" amazon or netflix not working, or have you also tried watching the video linked in the pinned comment?

Thanks in advance.

Rulatir commented on 2017-11-28 01:03

I have google-chrome installed and Vivaldi does NOT pick up widevine.

Scimmia commented on 2017-08-14 17:25

I don't think the optdep on vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs would be necessary. vivaldi already optionally depends on it, a second optional dep won't do much.

Go ahead and test whatever you need. If it works, I can add the provides/replaces and we should be in good shape.

pheerai commented on 2017-08-14 16:23

Scimmia: Me, too, already played with that thought, also it would create a lot of optional dependencies in the background (you'd need an optdepends on `vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs from my side, for example).

Plus, I need some more testing on the browsers behaviour with the `.so` not lying in `/opt/google/chrome` with some special pages - my usual amazon access provider is on vacation.

I'll drop you a mail once this is done, to discuss the future procedure with you outside of package comments, if that is ok?

Scimmia commented on 2017-08-14 14:30

pheeral, sounds like I should just remove the chromium dep in chromium-widevine and packages could be combined.