Package Details: popcorntime 0.4.4-1

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Package Base: popcorntime
Description: Stream movies from torrents. Skip the downloads. Launch, click, watch.
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.56
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free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.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: 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 and the prebuilt FFmpeg library with additional codecs available at . 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.

Latest Comments

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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 :)

Amritpal1456 commented on 2019-08-22 02:15

warning " > backbone.marionette@3.5.1" has incorrect peer dependency "underscore@~1.8.3".

is this something should i worry about?

sorry i am not good with torrents :)

ItachiSan commented on 2019-08-21 09:25

@xereon for that exists popcorntime-bin.

Amritpal1456 commented on 2019-08-13 13:45

@xereon dude tf, why use that looooong process when you could use just 2 commands to get popcorn time installed without doing the complicated stuff git clone <> cd popcorntime makepkg -si

thats all you have to do install pakages from aur, if following the long process then what is the use of packaging.....

xereon commented on 2019-08-12 19:51

This process worked for me.

   <<< Arch Linux Popcorn-Time Installation >>>

To install Popcorn-Time on Arch linux follow these steps...

  1. Download Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-64.tar.gz from the following link:

Or you can use this direct link for 64bit version:

  1. Create a new directory in /opt:

    sudo mkdir /opt/popcorntime

  2. Now go to the Downloads directory.

    cd Downloads

  3. Extract the downloaded Popcorn Time files into the newly created /opt/popcorntime directory.

    sudo tar Jxf Popcorn-Time-* -C /opt/popcorntime

  4. Create and edit a new file named popcorntime.desktop by using this command

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/popcorntime.desktop

Insert the following lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Version = 1.0 
Type = Application 
Terminal = false 
Name = Popcorn Time 
Exec = /usr/bin/Popcorn-Time 
Icon = /opt/popcorntime/src/app/images/icon.png 
Categories = Application; 

Save the file by pressing Ctrl + x then press y and hit Enter

Open your Menu and type popcorntime, right click on the icon then click Add to Panel. On the Add New Item popup window, select Panel 2 then click Add.

The Popcorn Time shortcut will be added to your launcher.

Enjoy your movie :)

Aqa-Ib commented on 2019-05-31 23:42

I like this package more than popconrtime-bin. Thank you very much for it.

ItachiSan commented on 2019-05-16 09:04

@kronikpillow that is a basic Python error; you're running a Python2 script with Python3.

Just execute:

python2 --target_arch=x64

No need for sudo, although I doubt the build is going to work without patching the build script.

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-15 14:32

so i tried installing did git clone cd nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt sudo python --target_arch=x64

and i get a

File "", line 104 print '\n\nShutdown requested... \x1b[0;31;40m' + 'exiting' + '\x1b[0m' ^ SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'. Did you mean print('\n\nShutdown requested... \x1b[0)?

... so maybe this is the reason? codecs for NW.js aren't installed at all

Kaliwaal commented on 2019-05-12 05:39

thanks for the suggestion @ItachiSan,

I will uninstall this one and re-install the now orphaned package. At least it was working fine.