Package Details: popcorntime 0.4.4-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/popcorntime.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: popcorntime
Description: Stream movies from torrents. Skip the downloads. Launch, click, watch.
Upstream URL: https://popcorntime.app/
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.81
First Submitted: 2016-03-01 20:36
Last Updated: 2020-04-16 22:19

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free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.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
  1. The package uses the sources available at: https://github.com/popcorn-official/popcorn-desktop. I am aware of the different clones and branches; I do still believe that this code is acceptable (not affected itself from malware).

  2. This package uses a custom NW.js build provided from the PopcornTime team; essentially, a custom compiled browser. While this won't affect you as it should be used only within the app, you are here informed that I have no power over this component.

  3. The above point stands as the official NW.js Chromium source lacks multiple modern codecs, such as AC3 and HEVC (H.265).

  4. Earlier this package used the official nw.js toolchain provided available at https://dl.nwjs.io/ and the prebuilt FFmpeg library with additional codecs available at https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/ . This was because the nw.js toolchain provided by the PopcornTime team can not be proven as non-malware easily. However, due to point 3, this approach was reverted. You are free to use an older PKGBUILD with the appropriate variable updates to re-enable this, however you will miss support for recent codecs.

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

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ItachiSan commented on 2020-05-05 17:16

@xolst and all: the Git repository is currently (2020-05-05) not available due to a DMCA.

The package should be working all fine if/after Github restores the repository visibility.

bkb commented on 2020-04-17 07:46

The software works now, I don't know if since the 16th the old version has encountered major issue, but I was used to work with this package and it always worked, anyway ty!

ItachiSan commented on 2020-04-16 22:22

I've updated the package, hopefully that solves all the issues. :)

bkb commented on 2020-04-16 07:57

Anyway since today I experience a Error Something went wrong downloading the update.

je-vv commented on 2020-04-15 03:02

@bkb, it seems there's a 0.4.4-1 binary release, whereas this one is 0.4.1-1, not sure if that's the reason though

bkb commented on 2020-04-14 19:55

why it's flagged out of date? Is there a newer version of popcorntime?

ItachiSan commented on 2020-02-23 20:10

@je-vv: I am testing now an updated version pointing to latest PopcornTime commits + using latest NW.js. If it works, I will release it soon :)

@rsa: Got it! Coming in next release

rsa commented on 2020-02-18 23:14

Hey, domain changed to popcorntime.app https://www.reddit.com/r/PopCornTime/comments/eryhqx/psa_new_domain_popcorntimeapp/

je-vv commented on 2020-01-04 22:38

Is it possible to make gconf an "optional" dependency? It has been dropped from Arch, and if popcorntime doesn't really depend on it, I'd like to get rid of gconf as Arch has done it (and avoid installing its deps either). BTW, I build it myself, removing gconf as a dep (and not having it in the box), and it worked just fine. Thanks !

ItachiSan commented on 2019-09-29 11:15

Package got flagged because of a "repo not found" error... Tried to build it, no errors. Unflagged

@Amriptal1456 no worries, package should work with no problem :)