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Old 06-26-2016, 05:11 AM   #31
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Started using Qupzilla, haven't touched chrome ever since. If you want qupzilla be sure to be on ver 2 and qt 5.7
 
Old 06-26-2016, 05:20 AM   #32
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Meh quipzilla has no netflix capability, though it does handle base youtube (non drm) just fine.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 05:26 AM   #33
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Netflix is possible on qt-5.7 you need the widewine plugin from chrome

https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/06/03/n...webengine-5-7/
 
Old 06-26-2016, 05:39 AM   #34
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It just doesnt work as well as it should, dont get me wrong it nice that it sort of works but its too much trouble methinks... at least for now
 
Old 06-26-2016, 05:47 AM   #35
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You might as well go back to windows. Expecting proprietary drm solutions to just work out of the box on floss is kind of silly
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:02 AM   #36
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Well you can have balance you know, chrome as of right now works and quite soon firefox wont thanks to old plugins being killed off.
I wish to use linux but also play by the rules as much as possible, I know I should use torrents and rip DVD's but there are benefits to streaming media.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:27 AM   #37
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"I know I should use torrents and rip DVD's"

What? Did I ever suggest pirating as an alternative to drm?
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:31 AM   #38
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Well currently thats how it is.
Its not like I like using DRM but it is safer than most alternatives.
 
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I'm probably the wrong person to discuss drm lol I'm counter pop/mainstream culture so I rarely encounter drm content that I want to consume.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:51 AM   #40
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Sadly I deal with it often, I use my computer for media consumption mostly.
And linux does a good job at it mind you, sure there are one or two spots where I may have to boot into windows or use my tablet but those occasions are getting more rare.
Plus there is one good thing about widevine and DRM HTML5.... its killing the need for flash.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:52 AM   #41
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The times they are a changin. If paid content won't work with freedom who's to blame, all of us or corporations struggling to control it? No easy answers there. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5565551
 
Old 06-26-2016, 06:57 AM   #42
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The biggest issue right now is firefox more than chrome, they are killing NPAPI for homebrew plugins like chrome is but they offer nothing for linux users.
As much as we like to bicker about chrome it is sadly going to be the only browser that will work alongside of chromium and vivaldi.
Firefox will just become access waste.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 08:48 AM   #43
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No vivaldi is still proprietary however since its leader Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner was once the head of Opera before it became a chrome clone he did manage it very well.
Only corporate interests killed opera, however vivaldi is very community oriented so that makes up for its closed source nature.
My biggest issue personally with Vivaldi is that it is still very new and has a few bugs on it that need to be solved (such as video glitching)
I will still use chrome for now personally as I watch a lot of netflix and had chromium hiccup on me with it not getting the widevine stuff.
But the minute that vivaldi becomes stable I may ditch chrome, vivaldi handles my media needs quite well.
See post #18, above. Vivaldi is another chrome/chromium clone.
 
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See post #18, above. Vivaldi is another chrome/chromium clone.
Only because its based on blink and uses chromium as its base.
But in terms of UI it is not a chrome clone at all, there is a difference between being a chrome clone and chrome based.
chrome based modifies the UI and user experience, right now Vivaldi is the only browser that can look nothing like chrome.
Chrome based browsers are a dime a dozen I know in terms of just removing google branding and slapping on a new logo on chromium.
Vivaldi however has the ability to stand out.
Its like going to a car lot and most all are the same model, color and year but Vivaldi is the only one that features red as its main color but has a totally different framework to it.
 
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Personally I'll always have 2, 3 or more*
*browsers(; Links and Links2 are great. )

Chrome sometimes won't do what FF or others
will and then updates could flip it.
 
  


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