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Offline Mad Penguin

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Netflix on Linux ...
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:30:05 am »
For anyone who wants to run Netflix (me for example) there has always been an issue in that although there is a very good Android player, because Netflix use Silverlight, and because the Linux Moonlight project doesn't support DRM, Netflix on Linux is a non-starter.

People have reported that it's possible to make it work, after a fashion, using WINE, I've never really been sold on the idea .. however .. I now have Netflix running flawlessly (!) on a 2560x1920 screen on my Ubuntu 12.04 install.

This is how;
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipelight-use-silverlight-in-your-linux.html

Essentially you add two PPA's, install one package, change your browser agent ID .. and it "just works" .. takes 2 mins .. !!
- and Netflix do the first month free .. so as long as you remember to cancel, it's free films for a month ... :-)

« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 11:14:18 am by Mad Penguin »

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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Re: Netflix on Linux ...
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 12:39:41 pm »
Good to hear it relies on WINE less (though it still does .. according to the article), but I'll not be happy until Silverlight and Flash join the Dodo ;)
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