Package Details: widevine 4.10.2252.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/widevine.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: widevine
Description: A browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content. System-wide installation with automated registering for chromium and firefox.
Upstream URL: https://www.widevine.com/
Keywords: amazon chrome chromium drm firefox netflix plugin prime widevine
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: chromium-widevine, widevine-aarch64, widevine-armv7h
Provides: chromium-widevine, widevine-aarch64, widevine-armv7h
Submitter: mogwai
Maintainer: mogwai
Last Packager: mogwai
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.076971
First Submitted: 2023-12-13 14:36 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-12-13 14:36 (UTC)

Pinned Comments

mogwai commented on 2024-04-15 11:23 (UTC)

The glibc-widevine package needed for arm architectures can now be found on: https://codeberg.org/mogwai/glibc-widevine

mogwai commented on 2023-12-13 14:39 (UTC) (edited on 2023-12-28 11:13 (UTC) by mogwai)

After first installation, you will need to log out and back in. It might also be required to restart the browser up to 2 times before the widevine library is fully recognized and registered.

Please test the setup by browsing to https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm

Latest Comments

mogwai commented on 2024-04-15 11:23 (UTC)

The glibc-widevine package needed for arm architectures can now be found on: https://codeberg.org/mogwai/glibc-widevine

mogwai commented on 2024-04-15 11:12 (UTC)

@the_isz: This is off-topic, but it's AUR admins flagging and removing packages that are (or seem to be) targeted towards other platforms than x86_64 and archlinux proper. Strictly speaking, that is in accordance with the AUR terms-of-service, but (in my opinion) quite damaging to the wider arch-related community.

There's a similar open request against this package that I've been able to hold off so far due to the fact that this package has unique capabilities (even on x86_64) that are not available through other packages.

I'll see if I can host the latest version of glibc-widevine on codeberg or github.

the_isz commented on 2024-04-15 09:59 (UTC)

glibc-widevine has been deleted. Does anybody know what's going on?

naht commented on 2023-12-28 11:46 (UTC)

Oh, I didn´t know that widevine is stuck to 720p. :)

Widevine seems to work on https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm: video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42c00d" yes video/webm; codecs="vorbis,vp8" yes widevine yes

The rest no.

Amazon Prime seems lower than 720p. Netflix seems to work.

Thanks alot!

mogwai commented on 2023-12-28 11:16 (UTC) (edited on 2023-12-28 11:16 (UTC) by mogwai)

@naht: Have you checked by browsing to https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm ? What does it say? What exactly isn't working?

Note that, currently, google only allow resolutions up to 720p for software widevine implementations. So you will not be able to get full HD or higher on linux until that changes (regardless of which widevine package you use).

naht commented on 2023-12-28 10:23 (UTC)

Hi, it is not working for me, widevine 4.10.2252.0-1 also pulls 4.10.2710.0-1. Arch is completely up to date.

Restarting etc. does not work, still only SD in all the browsers, even when it shows up under firefox plugins.

mogwai commented on 2023-12-13 14:39 (UTC) (edited on 2023-12-28 11:13 (UTC) by mogwai)

After first installation, you will need to log out and back in. It might also be required to restart the browser up to 2 times before the widevine library is fully recognized and registered.

Please test the setup by browsing to https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm