As of at least Debian 9 (stretch), Debian contains the contrib package
chromium-widevine. The description of this package is:
This package provides support for the widevine content decryption module.
However, after installing this package, I'm unable to find any sign that Chromium recognizes or is loading this plugin. The location of Widevine in this package is
My current use for this package is to play Amazon Prime Video on Chromium. Currently I am getting the error:
Your web browser is missing a digital rights component. Go to chrome://components and under WidevineCdm, click Check for update.
chrome://components doesn't list WidevineCdm under Chromium.
For extra weird, I'm getting:
root@orwell:/usr/lib/chromium# ldd libwidevinecdmadapter.so linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffccbfad000) libwidevinecdm.so => not found libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f08c6e5b000) libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f08c6ad3000) libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f08c6733000) /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x000055e84bdbe000) libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f08c642b000) libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f08c6213000)
libwidevinecdm.so resolves to nothing?
Any idea what I'm supposed to do here? The
chromium-widevine has no documentation or indication how one is supposed to proceed.
NOTE: This question is out of date, at least as of Debian 10/buster, because the chromium-widevine package no longer exists.