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Old 02-16-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy netflix wont play even after sudo comand was done


hello,
my name is angela and i am still new to the linux software. i am trying to get netflix to work on my computer with this xubuntu software but having no luck so far. i did the sudo comand with success but still no netflix. i even went as far as to download chromium but it still wont play. what am i missing? does anyone have anyway to help me fix this problem? i have a very sick husband and this is supposed to be his entertainment so i really need this to work somehow!
 
Old 02-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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thast because netflix uses sliverlight. silverlight is not officially supported in linux as it is created and maintained by Microsoft. there are some folks who have been able to hack 32bit Linux systems to run netflix, but i have yet to be successful. not worth it. if you really need/want access to netflix inside Linux then run a VM and install win7
 
Old 02-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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You need pipelight. I installed it on both Ubuntu and Linux Mint using the information at the site below and it works just fine. You do need to read through the whole page before you start entering commands so you have some understanding of what is happening. 20 minutes to install.

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html
 
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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@yancek is netflix currently running on your system now?
 
Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 AM   #5
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I use the netflix-desktop app on my wife's Linux Mint computer. It works great. It basically using WINE and Firefox to run Netflix

http://namhuy.net/1867/how-to-instal...nd-fedora.html
 
Old 02-17-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
yancek is netflix currently running on your system now?
Uh, no. I installed pipelight on a little Acer tablet and did the test at a couple of 'silverlight test' sites then installed it on Ubuntu for a friend using the same process (from the link above) and he had a Netflix subscription and it worked. I don't have Netflix so can't test it but I tested it again a few minutes ago at the same silverlight test sights and it showed it was working:

playready.directtaps.net/pr/doc/slee

bubblemark.com/silverlight2.html
 
Old 02-18-2014, 07:05 PM   #7
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netflix does work on debian.
The user-agent changer works great as you can see it's showing windows 7 & I'm on debian machine.
thanks yancek

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:17 AM   #8
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How To Watch Netflix On Ubuntu with the Netflix Desktop App

I installed User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 for Firefox
choose Firefox15.0a1 Win7 64 for your User-Agent.
Code:
pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
Test it at http://fds-team.de/pipelight/

Should do it for you.
 
  


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