chrome-or-chromium-all-codecs-bin

    0.0.1 • Public • Published

    chromium-all-codecs-bin

    Download a platform compatible (mac/win32/64) Chromium binary that supports all media codecs like h264 and aac that are not available in Chromium by default (due to licensing issues).

    refs: https://chromium.woolyss.com https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/6celi9/chromium_websites_safe/dhuwj2g/

    Easy to use

    Install

    npm install --save chromium-all-codecs-bin

    Sample Module usage

    const puppeteer = require( 'puppeteer-core' )
    const execPath = require( 'chromium-all-codecs-bin' )()
    const opts = {
      headless: false, // show browser
      executablePath: execPath
    }
    ;(async function () {
        let browser = await puppeteer.launch( opts )
     
        const pages = await browser.pages()
        page = pages[ 0 ]
     
        await page.goto( 'https://tools.woolyss.com/html5-audio-video-tester/' )
        // h264 and AAC now supported~
        // ( e.g. some YouTube video's require this for playback )
    })()

    About

    Installs woolyss based all-codecs+ Chromium binaries for the current platform and returns the path to the executable that was downloaded.

    Why

    Chromium by default (that comes with puppeteer, for example) does not support licensed codecs such as h264 and AAC which makes it unable to play these media files (e.g. unable to play certain YouTube videos).

    For who?

    I wanted to play media files that used h264 and/or aac through puppeteer which its default bundled Chromium wasn't able to do.

    How

    Basically mimic the way puppeteer downloads/installs binaries and replace the url's with woolyss url's for the all-codecs+ prebuilt binaries.

    See: https://chromium.woolyss.com

    Related

    chrome-finder

    puppeteer

    Test

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    Install

    npm i chrome-or-chromium-all-codecs-bin

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    3

    Version

    0.0.1

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    10.3 kB

    Total Files

    4

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    • talmobi