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Old 08-20-2014, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. let's take one more stab it netflix.


O.K. pipelight is working properly. Everything is installed that is needed. I have heard some people talk about vidio cards. could that be the problem? If so what do I DO?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 02:20 AM   #2
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Netflix is moving away from *light. You should be able to play Netflix natively now with HTML5.

As luck would have it, I moved out of any Netflixable zone as all of this was happening, so I have been unable to test it. Still, you could try it:

http://www.webupd8.org/2014/08/how-t...yback-for.html
 
Old 08-21-2014, 06:31 AM   #3
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O.K. pipelight is working properly. Everything is installed that is needed. I have heard some people talk about vidio cards. could that be the problem? If so what do I DO?
Can you give the specs of the computer? If I recall from your other posts it is older and on the low end spec-wise. I think knowing this will help get better responses. Also, which distro are you using?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 07:17 AM   #4
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I think I mentioned in your other post the minimum according to the Netflix site it 1.6GB processor and 512MB of RAM. What exactly is the problem?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 02:42 PM   #5
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I have an ibm think pad t42. 1.7 gig. processor, 2 gigs of ram on lubuntu 12.04 non-pae.
netflix plays for about 2 sec. freezes for 1. sec. and keeps repeating.
I checked out the sites posted by notKlaatu the first states that it works on 14.04 only.
I think 12.04 was the last non-pae vertion. The second was, well, over my head. Thanks for trying.
I see some framiliar names in the resposes to my post. Thanks for sticking with me.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #6
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I have pipelight on several systems (Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, Mint 17) and the sound isn't always synchronized with the video but no problems with the video. Have you checked the pipelight FAQ at the link below?

https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faqs
 
Old 08-21-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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I went to the site below and used the methods suggested with google-chrome and it worked fine, better than pipelight.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/n...upport-plugins

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:44 PM   #8
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I have never been able to watch Netflix on Linux, bottom line. pipelight, wine, silverlight, chrome beta, none of them have worked at all. At this point Netflix support is really hit or miss. Some distros can do it with very specific library/program versions, some can't, run an apt-get upgrade and it all breaks, etc. To say it's "spotty" is optimistic, it's really a crapshoot.

To me, the Google Chrome beta support is the most promising of the various options. It still doesn't work for me on OpenSUSE, but maybe it will for you? Hopefully as the implementation gains traction and starts to move forward it'll get a bit more stable.

EDIT! - I hadn't seen the link posted by yancek previously - and it works. The Google Chrome beta installation wasn't the problem, the problem was the User Agent string that the other guide I followed had suggested. All good here on OpenSUSE 13.1

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Old 08-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #9
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The Google Chrome beta installation wasn't the problem, the problem was the User Agent string that the other guide I followed had suggested. All good here on OpenSUSE 13.1
Glad you got it working. I had that problem with pipelight also and finally found the User Agent Overrider which got it working. I installed google-chrome with the method in the above link on Mint 17 and Ubuntu 12.04 and both work well.

Just an update. I've been using PCLinuxOS for several years and tried to find a way to get Netflix using it, unsuccessfully. I installed the rpm version of google-chrome on PCLinuxOS from the link above and Netflix works on it. I did have to update libnss.

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