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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: [solved] Can't watch Amazon Prime using Gentoo Reply with quote

Doesn't work with Firefox 52.5.2 (64-bit) , suggest Chromium, but Chromium 63.0.3239.108 (Developer Build) (64-bit) won't go either.
Going to try switching to ~amd64 on Chromium but had hoped to stay in stable.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lyallp,

I use Chrome browser to watch Amazon. It seems to have all the DRM crap baked in. The video quality seems about 480p with jerky frame rates though. My h/w is good for 4k@30fps and I do watch 4k videos on YT with chromium.

I wonder if it is better with M$/Droid/OSX..

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrome, not Chromium.

Yes, closed-source blobs baked in. AFAIK this is the only Linux solution for Netflix too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Netflix and Amazon Prime worked fine last week.
This week, Netflix still works fine (using Firefox), not in chromium because of a missing WidevineCdm component.
Amazon Prime does not work in either browser any longer.
As a side note, I had to uninstall and re-install the Amazon Prime on my smart LG TV because it stopped working there too.

I think I may have found the problem, the 'widevine' use flag was disabled. widevine is the content decryption module.
It takes ages to compile chromium so I will get back to you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed for Chromium.
Both Amazon Prime and Netflix play.
Will post again if I fix for Firefox for Amazon Prime.
FYI: Installation details for Chromium are ...
Code:
[I] www-client/chromium
     Available versions:  63.0.3239.108^d 63.0.3239.132^d (~)64.0.3282.71^d (~)64.0.3282.85^d [M](~)65.0.3298.3^d [M](~)65.0.3315.3^d {component-build cups custom-cflags gnome-keyring +hangouts jumbo-build kerberos neon pic +proprietary-codecs pulseaudio selinux +suid +system-ffmpeg +system-icu +system-libvpx +tcmalloc widevine L10N="+am +ar +bg +bn +ca +cs +da +de +el +en-GB +es +es-419 +et +fa +fi +fil +fr +gu +he +hi +hr +hu +id +it +ja +kn +ko +lt +lv +ml +mr +ms +nb +nl +pl +pt-BR +pt-PT +ro +ru +sk +sl +sr +sv +sw +ta +te +th +tr +uk +vi +zh-CN +zh-TW"}
     Installed versions:  64.0.3282.85(13:33:33 16/01/18)(cups hangouts pic proprietary-codecs pulseaudio suid system-ffmpeg system-icu widevine -component-build -custom-cflags -gnome-keyring -jumbo-build -kerberos -neon -selinux -system-libvpx -tcmalloc L10N="-am -ar -bg -bn -ca -cs -da -de -el -en-GB -es -es-419 -et -fa -fi -fil -fr -gu -he -hi -hr -hu -id -it -ja -kn -ko -lt -lv -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -ro -ru -sk -sl -sr -sv -sw -ta -te -th -tr -uk -vi -zh-CN -zh-TW")
     Homepage:            http://chromium.org/
     Description:         Open-source version of Google Chrome web browser

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed for Firefox, both Netflix and Amazon Prime work.
Code:
     Installed versions:  57.0.4^d(15:07:39 16/01/18)(dbus gmp-autoupdate pulseaudio screenshot startup-notification system-harfbuzz system-icu system-jpeg system-libevent system-libvpx system-sqlite -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -eme-free -hardened -hwaccel -jack -neon -nsplugin -pgo -selinux -test -wifi L10N="-ach -af -an -ar -as -ast -az -bg -bn-BD -bn-IN -br -bs -ca -cak -cs -cy -da -de -dsb -el -en-GB -en-ZA -eo -es-AR -es-CL -es-ES -es-MX -et -eu -fa -ff -fi -fr -fy -ga -gd -gl -gn -gu -he -hi -hr -hsb -hu -hy -id -is -it -ja -ka -kab -kk -km -kn -ko -lij -lt -lv -mai -mk -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -nn -or -pa -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv -ta -te -th -tr -uk -uz -vi -xh -zh-CN -zh-TW")
     Homepage:            http://www.mozilla.com/firefox
     Description:         Firefox Web Browser

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i must say their grand tour show is totally awesome (saw it yesterday) , it's nice to get back the funny english guys... top gears is so bad without them.
but i saw it on tv (and not with a browser), which mean my comment is totally useless.

Still i must really point how great it is with the guys back!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

krinn wrote:
i must say their grand tour show is totally awesome (saw it yesterday) , it's nice to get back the funny english guys... top gears is so bad without them.
but i saw it on tv (and not with a browser), which mean my comment is totally useless.

Still i must really point how great it is with the guys back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWsoIwhaL5E
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