Comment 0 for bug 1371274

Michel-Ekimia (michel.ekimia) wrote :

Chromium is unable to use the widevine component from google chrome : libwidevinecdmadapter.so and libwidevinecdm.so

How to reproduce :

- copy the 2 files the chrome archive in /usr/lib/chromium-browser
- check chrome://components/
- Widevine does not appear

it seems widevine support is only activated when branding=chrome

as seen in

https://github.com/scheib/chromium/blob/master/third_party/widevine/cdm/widevine_cdm.gyp

Widevine support would enable EME playing such as Netflix

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: chromium-browser 37.0.2062.94-0ubuntu0.14.04.1~pkg1042
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-35.62-generic 3.13.11.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-35-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 18 21:11:17 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-02 (350 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Beta amd64 (20130925.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=fr_FR
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
SystemImageInfo: Error: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type: 'system-image-cli'
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-05-31 (109 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.default.chromium.browser: [deleted]
mtime.conffile..etc.chromium.browser.default: 2014-06-01T14:14:23.245932