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Old 02-24-2017, 10:42 PM   #1
Lawn Ranger
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Netflix on Firefox 51.0.1 / Mint 18.1?


After searching the forum for similar questions, nothing has popped out regarding viewing Netflix movies on Firefox. Does anyone have updated information which would allow viewing these movies on Netflix? I keep getting routed to a page stating HTML5 is required.

My Firefox browser asked to install DRM content, which I allowed and restarted.
Addons include:
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QuickTime 7.6.6
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Widevine decryption
Windows Media player 10

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ASUS FX990 R2.0
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:35 PM   #2
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Hi...

I think probably the best solution to this is to install and use Google Chrome.

Regards...
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:21 AM   #3
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After searching the forum for similar questions, nothing has popped out regarding viewing Netflix movies on Firefox. Does anyone have updated information which would allow viewing these movies on Netflix? I keep getting routed to a page stating HTML5 is required.

My Firefox browser asked to install DRM content, which I allowed and restarted.
Addons include:
DivX
IcedTea-WebPlugin
OpenH264
QuickTime 7.6.6
Shockwave Flash
VLC plugin
Widevine decryption
Windows Media player 10

System:
AMD FX8350 8-core @ 4GHz
ASUS FX990 R2.0
32G RAM
Linux Mint 18.1
Firefox 51.0.1
Open Firefox, go to "Preferences"->"Content". The first option under "Content" should read, "Play DRM Content." Click the accompanying checkbox if it's not already checked. This *MAY* do it. Otherwise, you can skip around it by loading the "Random Agent Spoofer" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...er/?src=search found at that link, if you don't want to browse), and select "Chrome 54" under Linux browsers (or whatever the latest version is now), and you should be working. This was tested and working on Firefox 50.x, so take that for what it's worth.
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I think probably the best solution to this is to install and use Google Chrome.
Wrong, and telling the OP to use Chrome when their question was "how to use Firefox", isn't really a good answer.
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help, TB0ne! DRM play box was already checked so RAS was the fix once I figured out which 'browser' to be.

Aardvark, your suggestion may have worked but I have personal reservations about all thing 'Google'.
 
Old 02-25-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, TB0ne! DRM play box was already checked so RAS was the fix once I figured out which 'browser' to be.

Aardvark, your suggestion may have worked but I have personal reservations about all thing 'Google'.
Glad it's working...personally, I have no problems with Google, and do a good bit of business with them, and (aside from some customer-service issues), have had no complaints. But each to their own.

To me the user-agent switcher is pointless....you're still using Netflix on Firefox, so it does Netflix ZERO good to limit how it's played, and only makes things more difficult for the consumer. Business decisions like this annoy me greatly.
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:40 PM   #6
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Wrong, and telling the OP to use Chrome when their question was "how to use Firefox", isn't really a good answer.
Hi...

First, kindly stop offering your commentaries on my posts. They're not really constructive. Simply offer your suggestions without addressing me. Second, my suggestion was based on an ethical and moral approach. I'm not comfortable with telling someone to have their browser essentially lie to a given server, if I understand the concept correctly.

Regards...

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Old 02-26-2017, 08:37 AM   #7
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Hi...
First, kindly stop offering your commentaries on my posts. They're not really constructive. Simply offer your suggestions without addressing me.
First, kindly stop trying to tell people what to post and where. This is a public forum; if you don't like people responding to what you say, then you should not post.
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Second, my suggestion was based on an ethical and moral approach. I'm not comfortable with telling someone to have their browser essentially lie to a given server, if I understand the concept correctly.
You do not understand the concept correctly, and I am not going to waste my time trying to educate you. You need to (again) read the LQ Rules, and (again) pay particular attention to:
  • Do not post if you do not have anything constructive to say in the post.
  • When posting in an existing thread, ensure that what you're posting is on-topic and relevant to the thread.
So answering a question about how to use Firefox by saying "Well, just use Chrome!" is NOT on topic, and it is not constructive. Again, you removed a thread from the zero-reply list, making it harder for the OP to get help with an answer that didn't even attempt to answer their question.

No one here asked for your questionable 'ethical and moral' assessment of things, and its fairly comical that you even bring it up. Because, if anything, Netflix is trying to steal from the OP, and by your omission, you are ASSISTING THEM. How? Simple...OP pays for a subscription...which he cannot use. The OP is not trying to steal, lie, or do anything bad...just get what they are paying for. Yet somehow that's 'amoral and unethical'??? Further, you are trying to shove your 'values' onto the OP, by trying to force them to use Chrome, which they are uncomfortable doing, because of THEIR values...but that's ok?

Again: don't post answers to questions which aren't correct, and don't keep others from getting help because of your ignorance or 'values'.
 
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