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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:06 am    Post subject: Netflix Reply with quote

so where are we at status wise with a hack for watching netflix movies in firefox. Hopefully not IE through crossover.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump. Also interested in this!
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the standard "alternative platforms support coming" response from netflix.

just an update
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My solution was to install XP in VMware. Seems to work OK if you don't try and watch the picture too large. VMware's video isn't the fastest so I throttle my firewall back so when netfilx detects my connection speed it shows up as "basic". Then netflix sends a lower bitrate stream and VMware can keep up, otherwise the picture is a little choppy. Still working on the perfect settings. It's a very hacked up way of doing it, but it beats wasting a partition on windoze. Also, I tried the same thing with qemu. It works, but the movie is very choppy. The video is just to slow in qemu.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, maybe i'll wait a while. emulation's usually a pain. thanks tho.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We may get it eventually:

http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9714669-7.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: any more news on this Reply with quote

hey its been a while and a lot of people have looked at this thread. Any other feedback.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on this. I will really like to see some movies in my PC. I already sent an email to netflix asking for support for linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't hold my breath.
I would guess netflix is all tied up in proprietary MS crap.
I don't think it even works in firefox on an MS OS.
You need to run internet exploder err explorer to watch netflix.

Very sad.

Sometimes it seems like they just want you to go to the pirates bay.

aaarrrhhh me heartys!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard(Haven't tried it) that you can use greasemonkey to allow you to watch them. Here is the link:

http://lifehacker.com/345566/download-netflix-watch-now-movies-easylike-with-netflix-download-links/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like the greasemonkey script still requires windows to remove the drm once you've downloaded it. oh well, I have a laptop with XP that I use to watch netflix.

It's a pretty nice deal, even though the online stuff is limited, it fills in when you are too lazy to mail your movies back after you're done watching
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My post might be of interest to you: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-714294.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record, you can also use the IE Tab extension in FF to embed IE in a tab, which works great for Instant Watching on Netflix, albeit, on a Windows box.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sageman wrote:
For the record, you can also use the IE Tab extension in FF to embed IE in a tab, which works great for Instant Watching on Netflix, albeit, on a Windows box.

True, although now Netflix natively supports Firefox with the new movie player.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I post a mini-rant here, related to Notflix? :P

You can rent physical DVDs from them, most of which have closed-captions or subtitles, but online - nuh-uh. You're screwed if for any reason you need subtitles. This is redonkulously easy to provide (trust me, I used to do this) and yet they. Just. Won't.

Along with the whole Kow-towing to Em-Ess-Eye-Eee, that's Korporate whogivesashit for ya. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything new regarding how to watch netflix movies with linux and firefox?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like we finally have progress on this!
http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html

Here are the manual instructions which might work for us?
http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/netflix-on-ubuntu-is-here.html


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I followed the instructions on the site, but it's not working for me. I can get to netflix and it starts to initialize, then I get error N8156 6022 which appears to be some sort of silverlight issue.

http://support.netflix.com/en/node/202
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had succes using the patch for wine used in the aur package for archlinux, here's the link to the package https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wi/wine-silverlight/wine-silverlight.tar.gz . Inside you'll find a single patch that has to be applied (just put it in /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine) and be sure to emerge wine 1.5.18 . After doing that install firefox 16 and Silverlight 4, you'll also need winetricks to install the microsoft fonts required by the netflix player (to avoid error 1001), just do winetricks allfonts.

Remember that the patch breaks wine compatibility with a lot of other software.

Hope this helps :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it working with that approach :)
The plugin loaded, and I heard audio, but instead of video I got some static garbled graphics. Once I switched from nvidia to x11 (eselect opengl set x11) the video worked too.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't able to watch Dutch TV with Firefox either.
They also wanted the Silverlight plugin.
So I tried to find moonlight and finally found a link.
I downloaded from this link and it works like a charm.
http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/
No need for Wine or anything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerard82 wrote:
I wasn't able to watch Dutch TV with Firefox either.
They also wanted the Silverlight plugin.
So I tried to find moonlight and finally found a link.
I downloaded from this link and it works like a charm.
http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/
No need for Wine or anything else.
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PMJI, but is there a plug-in other than moonlight required?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not grab the android developer kit and try running the android emulator and see how the netflix app runs
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote a Howto posted at:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-951092.html
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