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.


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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
    Commented Jan 8, 2016 at 14:17
  • have you tried running sudo apt-get update?
    – aastefanov
    Commented Jan 8, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 17:19

You can get the latest version of Chromium here.

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    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
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 17:00

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
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 12:52
  • I've edited the post to include the screenshot of the browser at opentokrtc.org. It appears to be working?
    – d3noob
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 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
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 17:11

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