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Old 08-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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netflix running slow


Hi
I think I have everything that I know of for netflix to work.
I have checked pipelight. It's ok. But for some reason it is still buffering.
Any ideas?
 
Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Maybe I should give some more detail.
I have a duel boot xp/lubuntu 12.04.
netflix works great in xp, really irritating since I hope to never have to use it again.
my computer is a ibm t42.
 
Old 08-17-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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netflix works great in xp,
I would hope it would. Netflix uses Silverlight which is microsoft proprietary software. The people who wrote the pipelight software did a tremendous amount of work so that people like us who use Linux and Netflix could watch. I would not expect pipelight to work as well as the native Silverlight software. I have pipelight installed on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and Mint 17 and the sound seems to lag but otherwise works adequately. Have you gone to the pipelight diagnostic site as it should tell you if there are any problems.
 
Old 08-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Assuming you are running netflix through web browser? Curious how you even got it to run? Netflix site FAQ supports only Mac and Windows and I haven't been able to make it run successfully in IE8/Firefox on Wine due to Silverlight dependencies. Apparently I need to go read up on 'pipelight'

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:55 AM   #5
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Assuming you are running netflix through web browser? Curious how you even got it to run? Netflix site FAQ supports only Mac and Windows and I haven't been able to make it run successfully in IE8/Firefox on Wine due to Silverlight dependencies. Apparently I need to go read up on 'pipelight'
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ne-4175495153/
 
Old 08-18-2014, 03:43 AM   #6
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I just put netflix on a newer dell lap top. It took me about 5 minutes. It works great.
So maybe the problem is some setting on my older computer. If you have any ideas, please try to be specific.
Is I am a newbie.
One other question, what the heck is the difference between sudo and nano.
P.S. I ran the diagnostic for pipelight, everything is working.

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Old 08-18-2014, 07:58 AM   #7
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One other question, what the heck is the difference between sudo and nano.
Off topic but two completely different programs.

nano is a text editor.

sudo allows you to run a single command as (effectively) root user. For instance "sudo reboot".

Sometimes you might use the two commands together. For instance, if you wanted to edit /etc/fstab you likely need root permissions, so you could do "sudo nano /etc/fstab".

Not sure about your Netflix problem, I don't use Netflix or Pipelight. If it's buffering it could be a network issue, if it's lagging/unsynced it could be Pipelight or it could be a video card driver issue. Do flash (YouTube etc) videos play without issue?

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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So maybe the problem is some setting on my older computer. If you have any ideas, please try to be specific.
It might just be that it is an older computer. The absolute minimum requirements for Netflix are 1.6GB processor and 512MB of RAM and the faster the processor and larger amount of RAM will help. Did you check the pipelight diagnostics site?
 
Old 08-18-2014, 06:14 PM   #9
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Have you seen this new method? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/n...upport-plugins Might be worth a try?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for your support. I checked out the website mentioned in #9. Unfortunately my computer is to old to run that vertion of ubuntu.
So it looks like, for netflix, I will have to switch over to the darkside and use ms.

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