Chrome and Widevine
I don't have Chrome on this machine - I won't touch Google stuff.
Imagine my surprise when I got a notice to upgrade Google-chrome.
Which also removed Vivaldi Widevine.
What's with this? Forcing me to have Chrome on my box?
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@dustpuppy I suspect the prompt to update referred to the codec package and NOT to Chrome itself. You must have installed the "chromium codecs" package as described in this OUTDATED post. https://gist.github.com/ruario/3c873d43eb20553d5014bd4d29fe37f1
Under normal circumstances the Widevine CDM and ffmpeg codecs got feteched and installed while Vivaldi was installed.
If widevine and special ffmpeg codecs are missing, update them manually
I had been installing Widevine out of habit - glad it's not needed anymore with v2.x
Google products worry me.