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: 0.74
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free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.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 2016-04-27 13:37

@florosus unflaged the package; this package is built from source, it is not a binary repackaging.
Also, the "-2" is the PKGBUILD version, the "0.3.9" is the actual package version.
The package is using the same source code, but this build it from scratch, the other uses prebuilt binaries.

florosus commented on 2016-04-20 17:45

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/popcorntime-bin/ has the latest version (0.3.9-6).
This package is a REDUNDANT DUPLICATE copy of the one from the link above, using an archived old version (0.3.9-2).

This is cluttering up the AUR. This outdated package should be removed.

Archeon commented on 2016-03-26 22:25

cesasol is posting propaganda on behalf of popcorntime.ag as they have been on other packages (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/popcorntime-bin/). There is no evidence of popcorntime.sh being a honeypot.

cesasol commented on 2016-03-05 07:40

This version is honnypot http://popcorntime.ag/official-statement.html#honeypotDepartment