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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #1

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hey guys

As promised, I have compiled chromium-browser for you.
only x86_64 build is available.

There will be NO RPi build. please dont ask me to do it.
There will be NO i386 build. geez it's y2k14


There is NO NETFLIX SUPPORT..
No. I wont add netflix support. stop asking.


Please read the entire post carefuly before you ask questions or report issues.

In order to get it runing:

- install OpenELEC 4.1.5 or newer. it will NOT work on 3.0.x/3.2.x/2.9x.x/4.0.x
- settings -> addons -> get addons -> openelec mediacenter os addons -> add-on repository and install "unofficial repo"
- settings -> addons -> get addons -> unofficial openelec addons and do CHECK FOR UPDATES or FORCE REFRESH ("c" on your keyboard to get a context menu)
- settings -> addons -> get -> unofficial -> programs -> chromium -> install. it is quite big. please give it some time to install
- go to programs -> chromium. hit enter. enjoy

please DO NOT try to install the addon zip on OE 3.0.x/3.2.x/3.99.beta. I will just ignore (or moderate posts because you failed to read) people reporting stuff like "hey dude I can not alt-tab" or "oh it seems to start but I dont see the window...."

what works:
- basic browsing, ssl
- html5 videos (tested on youtube.com). no hardware accel in fullscreen. I dont care.
- flash (tested on vbox7.com). could be buggy, I dont care.

what doesnt work or is known to be broken:
- sound may be broken for some users. if its broken for you, go settings -> system -> audio output and change audio output device for example: if you use hdmi - force it to hdmi there, not default..
- sound volume is always 100%. you have been warned :)

Please note that OpenELEC team is in no way involved with this addon, you should NOT expect support from the team.
If it breaks, I'll try fix it when I have time and no other / more important things to do..
If it burns your house, kills your cat, your credit card got stolen because you use this for online banking, you get fired and so on - it's YOU to be blamed, not me ;)

Feel free to join #openelec-unofficial at freenode irc network if you have questions.

UPDATE 2014-08-30: chromium in unofficial repositories now require OE 4.1.5 or newer. 4.0.x users - please do NOT report bugs like "but hey it's listed as incompatible" you will be ignored or your posts deleted. move on. if you still want to use OE 4.0.x - manual install is possible via unofficial.addon.pro/addons/4.1/Generic/x86_64/browser.chromium-browser/browser.chromium-browser-4.1.4.zip (generic x86_64 only!!).
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #2

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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #3

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Excellent! This will make lot of users happy.
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #4

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This. Is. Huge.

Thank you so much for this.
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #5

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This is fantastic, works great. Only problem I could see was that syncing to my google account didn't work and no sound.

Does anyone know a shortcut to maximize? It's currently taking up the left side of the screen.
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #6

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vijayk416 wrote:
This is fantastic, works great. Only problem I could see was that syncing to my google account didn't work and no sound.

Does anyone know a shortcut to maximize? It's currently taking up the left side of the screen.

ALT+F10
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #7

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vijayk416 wrote:
This is fantastic, works great. Only problem I could see was that syncing to my google account didn't work and no sound.

Does anyone know a shortcut to maximize? It's currently taking up the left side of the screen.
this would/can work
chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/shortcut-manager/mgjjeipcdnnjhgodgjpfkffcejoljijf?hl=en-US
chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/empty-title/okneonigbfnolfkmfgjmaeniipdjkgkl?hl=en-US
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #8

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Thank you @SEO great job .... webbrowser works OK :woohoo:
regards
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #9

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seo, is there planned any more development on this addon? Like starting fullscreen, setting overscan, ... If not I can look on such issues to make addon more user friendly. But I don't want to duplicate work on things if someone is already working on it.
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #10

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ultraman wrote:
seo, is there planned any more development on this addon? Like starting fullscreen, setting overscan, ... If not I can look on such issues to make addon more user friendly. But I don't want to duplicate work on things if someone is already working on it.

not-able-to-go-fullscreen is simething caused by fluxbox. I'll look into that. click on "fullscreen" on chrome's titlebar not working - I believe is caused by fluxbox too. for now people can use alt-F10 (it's global fluxbox keybinding to maximize) it's in my TODO.
overscan.. I dont know what you mean.
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #11

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Seo, thanks so much (again) for this. Can you please let me/us know the path for Chromium? To use with with the Chrome launcher for Netflix we need to specify the path.

[edit - think I found it - /storage/.xbmc/addons/browser.chromium-browser/bin/chromium]
can you please let me know if this is correct?

Next stop: getting Pipelight installed!

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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #12

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vijayk416 wrote:
Seo, thanks so much (again) for this. Can you please let me/us know the path for Chromium? To use with with the Chrome launcher for Netflix we need to specify the path.

[edit - think I found it - /storage/.xbmc/addons/browser.chromium-browser/bin/chromium]
can you please let me know if this is correct?

Next stop: getting Pipelight installed!

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you should not use bin/chromium directly. see default.py - there I (optionaly) suspend AudioEngine and set alsa-device for chromium.
xbmc-send -a "RunScript(browser.chromium-browser)"
^ this should be the preffered method if you want to run it via script.

EDIT: also, after update it will miserably fail. sandbox must be chmod 4755. so always use RunScript(), the addon's default.py will take care then
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #13

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Thanks for the quick reply. I think I figured it out by doing the following:

1. I created a text file with your script above and called it chromium.py
2. I went into the settings for chrome launcher and set a path to chromium.py in the custom script setting
3. I set the path to chromium as I mentioned above

after doing this the default websites for Vimeo and Youtube work great okay - video is choppy. ... but still no sound.

THIS. IS. AWESOME!!!
Last Edit: 2 years 2 months ago by vijayk416. Reason: video quality edit
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #14

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seo wrote:
overscan.. I dont know what you mean.
overscan
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Chromium browser added to unofficial repository. 2 years 2 months ago #15

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ultraman, fullscreen issue is addressed by using Chrome launcher addon.
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