kreaninw
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What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Fri May 06, 2022 11:08 pm

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit on my Raspberry Pi 4 8GB.

I want:
- Hardware video acceleration/hardware video decode on YouTube.
- DRM support for Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, etc.

What I still don't know:
- I don't know whether Firefox supports HWA for YouTube video decode.
- I don't know whether Firefox supports DRM as everyone seems to focus on Chromium when it comes to DRM on the Pi.
- I don't use Firefox, in fact, I hate it. And I don't want to use Chromium either, I would rather use Vivaldi. But I don't know whether Vivaldi supports HWA for YouTube video decode and DRM.

What I found:
- Vivaldi setup: https://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/instal ... pberry-pi/
- How to enable DRM on Chromium (32-bit): https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-os-64-bit

Any advice is appreciated.

ejolson
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Re: What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Fri May 06, 2022 11:57 pm

kreaninw wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 11:08 pm
- I don't use Firefox, in fact, I hate it. And I don't want to use Chromium either, I would rather use Vivaldi. But I don't know whether Vivaldi supports HWA for YouTube video decode and DRM.
In my experience trying to find the best of anything never works out. What one really needs is a web browser which is good enough. For people who want to watch YouTube, it's possible the only browser good enough is the custom version of Chromium in 32-bit Raspberry Pi OS. If watching TV is not a priority than almost any browser is good enough.

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Re: What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Sat May 07, 2022 6:49 am

kreaninw wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 11:08 pm
I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit on my Raspberry Pi 4 8GB.

I want:
- Hardware video acceleration/hardware video decode on YouTube.
- DRM support for Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, etc.

[ ... ]

Any advice is appreciated.



From the keyboard of a Canonical/Ubuntu Developer -
https://ubuntuforums.org/ and https://askubuntu.com/ are good places to ask about things like this.

pierro78
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thorium has google sync / Re: What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:38 pm

I noticed the M106 build of thorium ( https://github.com/Alex313031/Thorium-Special/releases ) seems to run quite well ... and it has google sync !
(I think I tried M102 or M103 before and it had a minor issue playing youtube videos : some control buttons would not appear ... this is fixed now ;) ... )

it doesn t look like it has hardware acceleration when playing youtube videos though ... the raspbian chromium browser does have it however ... (ps : I am on raspbian ... I didn't check if thorium has hardware acceleration on ubuntu ...)

blade777
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Re: What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:54 pm

for me4 it`s firefox....

blade777
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Re: What is the best web browser for Raspberry Pi 4 ARM64?

Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:58 pm

chromium best for hardware acceleration and other things... but i used netscape and alike chromium when configurd to your choice will do better but i am old school...android lives whih google does it not..hmm it uses chromim by default ..look up "java"....

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