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Offline Jason Wallwork

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Chromium vs. Chrome Browsers
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:25:51 am »
I was mentioning that I use the Chrome browser in Linux and with Arch, I'd have to install to use an AUR package. Brian suggested, well, more chastised me :) , in saying just to use Chromium. I thought that Chromium didn't automatically include built-in (and updated) Flash (pepper-flash) like Chrome does. And Brian said that it did and has for a couple of years.

Well, I checked into it and I was right - Flash isn't included in Chromium, at least according to the Arch wiki (unless it's outdated). You can add Pepper-flash but it's a separate package and it's an AUR package as well. The other reason I use Chrome that I forget was the built-in Widevine plugin which you need for Netflix. Well, you can get it for Chromium, too, but it's also an AUR package. Since you're going to have to install two AUR packages to get what is already in Google Chrome, probably easier to just install Google Chrome. So I actually knew what I was talking about,Brian!  ;D

And thanks for your great presentation on Arch Linux!


Chrome also supports some extra multimedia formats, though this might not be that important since much video is or has moved to HTML5.

"Chromiumís HTML5 audio/video codec support is limited to what is available as non-proprietary codecs like Theora, Vorbis, WebM, VP9, etc. In the case of Chrome, it adds support for some non-free stuff like AAC, MP3, and H.264 (now free)."
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