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: 0.56
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free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.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: 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.

Latest Comments

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kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-03 20:56

@ItachiSan upstream doesn't accept bug reports from badly packaged user repositories as it's not a upstream bug, the popcorntime-bin package works without any problems and never needed any codecs and uses the same source, which means this package is missing something ...

I have found a situation that on some videos i have video no audio, and on some videos i have audio no video... i don't think that .mp4 and .mkv are weird codecs/file formats

Kaliwaal commented on 2019-05-03 08:49

@ItachiSan I can confirm that I am having the same error. I installed this package a couple of hours ago after removing the orphaned popcorntime-bin package.

A video file was not played because of codec errors and had to watch it in vlc, which aslo had codec issues with that file.

Never faced such issues with the previous package

ItachiSan commented on 2019-05-02 12:18

@kronikpillow I will try to rebuild the package tonight; if I find the issue playing a few movies, I will investigate further, but if I don't encounter the problem it might be that film which has a weird codec.

Additionally, not all the ffmpeg-available codecs are available but a few more than the usual ones, which are the most mainstream ones. Check: https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/ to see which ones are.

kronikpillow commented on 2019-05-01 20:15

hm.... movies/series aren't displaying video, only audio when running butter, when streaming trough VLC it works just fine, so ... what codec could i be missing?

vagelis commented on 2019-04-09 17:52

Hi @ItachiSan. Thanx for the tip. Submitted.

https://github.com/popcorn-official/popcorn-desktop/issues/1000

ItachiSan commented on 2019-04-09 10:35

@vagelis not sure why that happens, I actually never had a tray icon; maybe you can report an issue upstream?

vagelis commented on 2019-04-08 17:01

Hi ItachiSan, thanx for the latest commit. I've noticed tough when popcorntime is minimized to systray it duplicates the icon, instead of removing it when restoring. Maybe something to do with latest gnome-shell update? There were some issues all around cause of this.

Thanx again.

vagelis commented on 2019-03-05 20:54

Same thing as krosen's. Favorites just vanished. Recompiled from scratch. Favorites now on tab and not "heart" icon.

ItachiSan commented on 2019-01-20 20:44

@krosen I actually do have it, so I can't replicate the issue...

krosen commented on 2019-01-15 11:59

0.3.10-14 "Favorites" category disappeared after updating from 0.3.10-12.