0

I need to run WebRTC with Chromium or Firefox on Raspberry Pi v2 (ordered, I don't have it yet).

WebRTC requires a recent version of Chromium to be able to run i.e. > v33.0

Considering that armel and armhf where removed from Debian Wheezy since March 2013, I was wondering if that is also true for the Raspbian distribution.

If Chromium isn't supported, does Raspbian support latest Firefox browser?

To test is a browser supports WebRTC, you can browse to https://opentokrtc.com/ ... I fear that the latest Chromium available on Raspbian doesn't support WebRTC.

2

Here's an answer:

Firefox is named Iceweasel in Debian and is in the Raspbian repository. You can install it just by typing the following command in terminal/tty:

sudo apt-get install iceweasel
  • The following NEW packages will be instaled: iceweasel. Then got error Err mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/weezy/main icewasel armhf 31.4.0esr-1-deb7ul+rpil 404 Not Found Failed to fetch E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing? – joedotnot Jan 8 '16 at 14:17
  • have you tried running sudo apt-get update? – aastefanov Jan 8 '16 at 20:50
  • Although currently the iceweasel package still exists in transition, as of spring '16 this distinction is no longer meaningful and firefox is included as is in Debian/Raspbian. – goldilocks Sep 15 '16 at 17:19
0

You can get the latest version of Chromium here.

  • 1
    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Ghanima May 24 '16 at 17:00
-1

Good news. Chromium installs without problem.

sudo apt-get install chromium

Tested on a B+ with the latest Raspbian distro

Hmm... Maybe not. Version listed is 22.0.1229.94

EDIT: Image below of Chrome at opentokrtc.com

enter image description here

Does this mean it works?

EDIT: EDIT: After adding a room it doesn't appear to be responding correctly. However, I wasn't able to get it to respond in a way that I thought with Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 on my desktop. I'm afraid that the jury is out for me. Chromium will install, but the version looks to be too early. I was not able to confirm operation.

  • yeah that's what I feared. A quick test for WebRTC support is to browse to opentokrtc.com – zabumba Feb 27 '15 at 12:52
  • I've edited the post to include the screenshot of the browser at opentokrtc.org. It appears to be working? – d3noob Feb 27 '15 at 17:04
  • you need to start a room, if your video starts then it works. Enter a string e.g. testwebrtc then click Join – zabumba Feb 27 '15 at 17:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.