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Old 10-29-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
mrdave100
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Has anyone found a way to stream Netflix to a Linux OS? I currently use Ubuntu 10.04. Thanks.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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The simple answer is no unless you run a VM but rumours around the capability appears to be on the horizon.
http://how-to.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_...ly%29_in_Linux
http://liliputing.com/2011/08/netfli...n-the-way.html

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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I use a virtual machine and it works. Note that Netflix quality is sub-par for the most part however, but it is the same as if running on directly from a Host OS. If there was literally anything that was like Netflix that had remotely better quality I would switch but HULU-Plus is junk and not much else is reliable.

Also Note that:
  • you will have to install some not flash junk on the VM
  • Netflix has not really figured out how to do proper buffering
  • Netflix has not really figured out how to have a video paused after having to load its 2seconds worth of buffer.
  • Don't bother watching fast videos, such as actions, because the action scenes are generally all mushed / blurred
  • Red doesn't work well with their preferred M$ encoding
  • These problems are the same on both VM and Native/Host
  • Using ReactOS is iffy and doesn't work well quite yet, so try XP or older. Just make sure you handle process racing conditions (98 and less had problems).
  • Make sure the VM has good ram and memory allocated to it. If you want change the running priority of the VM process to real-time(ish , -10 or something), but you don't have to.

Last edited by ultagod; 10-29-2011 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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You can try this

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