Package Details: popcorntime 0.4.4-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: popcorntime
Description: Stream movies from torrents. Skip the downloads. Launch, click, watch.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.53
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free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.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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Haagentis commented on 2018-02-17 19:36

Doesn't work on Manjaro : the program is stuck at launch, the "stuck at loading screen? click here" option just relaunch the program which stays stuck anyway.

ViperXvenom8888 commented on 2017-12-29 15:35

I tried the Dirty workaround, it didn't work unfortunately. Hope they fix it soon.

flacks commented on 2017-12-24 05:29

Dirty workaround:

sciant commented on 2017-12-23 09:41

I'm getting the same error ivdok mentioned before

ivdok commented on 2017-12-18 16:02

This package is extremely broken at build time:

whynothugo commented on 2017-11-19 06:46

Looks like you're commenting on the wrong package, this looks like an error in gulp:

[00:08:48] Try running: npm install gulp
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

gbr commented on 2017-11-19 02:11

==> Starting build()...
[00:08:48] Local gulp not found in ~/.cache/pacaur/popcorntime/src/popcorn-desktop_0.3.10
[00:08:48] Try running: npm install gulp
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
:: bower is now an orphan package
:: grunt-cli is now an orphan package
:: gulp is now an orphan package
:: npm is now an optional package
:: failed to build popcorntime package(s)

ItachiSan commented on 2017-11-05 12:41

Now it builds again, without changes...
Node.js modules for the win!

thamaraiselvam commented on 2017-10-07 20:41

Cannot install `npm ERR! Cannot read property 'pause' of undefined`

e270889o commented on 2017-10-01 14:29

After reading and doing 'npm rebuild' the error has changed. This time is line 79: 3128 Segmentation fault (core dumped) gulp build