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Old 08-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Howto: Native Netflix on Slackware


Hi all,

Netflix seems to work natively with the new Google Chrome 38. I have collected the steps I took to make this work and I like to share this with all of you:
  1. Download the google chrome version 38 (unstable) from here: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package...hrome-unstable. Chose either 32-bit or 64-bit.
  2. Download google-chrome.SlackBuild from /extra and install the deb-package.
  3. chmod 4755 /opt/google/chrome-[VERSION]/chrome-sandbox
  4. Install a User-Agent-plugin from here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jiklpkjnoahfmg
  5. Add new User-Agent in User-Agent-plugin with following settings:
    New User-Agent Name = Netflix
    New User-Agent String = Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win 64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2125.24 Safari/537.36 #Use your google-chrome version. My version is 38.0.2125.24.
    Group = Chrome
    Append = Replace
    Indicator Flag = NX (or whatever you want)
    Add a new Permanent Spoof List
    Domain = netflix.com
    User-Agent String = Netflix
  6. Upgrade mozilla-nss to at least 3.16.4.
  7. In Playback-settings chose HTML5 (In your Netflix-account).
and ...

Voila: http://s7.postimg.org/4eha1t6s9/snapshot11.png

EDIT: Fixed number 7.

Last edited by Bindestreck; 08-29-2014 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Install Mono (Moonlight)
If that is really needed, then this solution is broken from the start. Mono is dead as a door-nail. I thought the new Chrome had native support for Netflix in HTML5.

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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Sorry, there is an option in Netflix account where you chose HTML5.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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Stupid question :

Netflix is available in Sweden ?

Because here, it's not.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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Still getting "Error Code: M7063-1913" loading a video. I'm told that this could be because I've also got pipelight installed. I tried disabling the plugin, same error. Seems a bit extreme to have to uninstall something. Anyone got a workaround?

Although I don't know why it would conflict. Isn't chrome not using NPAPI anymore? That is, chrome shouldn't be seeing a NPAPI plugin?
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:55 PM   #6
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Still getting "Error Code: M7063-1913" loading a video. I'm told that this could be because I've also got pipelight installed. I tried disabling the plugin, same error. Seems a bit extreme to have to uninstall something. Anyone got a workaround?

Although I don't know why it would conflict. Isn't chrome not using NPAPI anymore? That is, chrome shouldn't be seeing a NPAPI plugin?
Chrome does not support NPAPI any longer, correct.
Your error "M7063-1913" may be related to outdated nss3 libraries, no idea what Slackware version you are running but I would think that on Slackware 14.1 with the updated mozilla-nss in /patches/packages or in Slackware-current that should not be an issue.

I have not tried the Chrome 37 but I am building chromium-37.0.2062.94 at the moment so anyone with a Netflix account can test that tomorrow or on friday.

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Old 08-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #7
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Slackware 14, but I've patched, run ldconfig, and rebooted for good measure. Mozilla-nss is at least 3.16. Oh wait, it's probably not 3.16.2? Can try building something more current tomorrow.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #8
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Success!

Steps for other people having the same issue:

I grabbed the slackbuild from the slackware64-14 directory for mozilla-nss, and the mozilla-nss 3.16.2 source. Built the new package, installed it, and Netflix works fine. Granted, I'm using chrome 38.0.2125.24.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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Success!

Steps for other people having the same issue:

I grabbed the slackbuild from the slackware64-14 directory for mozilla-nss, and the mozilla-nss 3.16.2 source. Built the new package, installed it, and Netflix works fine. Granted, I'm using chrome 38.0.2125.24.
Thanks, garpu! Using your instructions, I upgraded mozilla-nss to 3.16.4, and combined with the instructions of the OP, I am now enjoying Netflix from the comfort of my browser.

Sweet success!!
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:33 AM   #10
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Stupid question :

Netflix is available in Sweden ?

Because here, it's not.
Yes, Netflix is available in Sweden.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 03:14 AM   #11
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I also got "Error Code: M7063-1913" on another machine, upgrading mozilla-nss to 3.16.4 solved it.

I add it in my first post.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 08:22 AM   #12
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FYI, it works on v. 37.0.2062.94, as well.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #13
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FYI, it works on v. 37.0.2062.94, as well.
Good. I am still working on that chromium version, I needed to create a patch to prevent this version from segfaulting everytime you visit https://google.com or https://youtube.com :-(

What I also intend to start somewhere next week, is a regular build of a "chromium-dev" package, using the latest development sources. The build script is ready but my build box first needs to do the chromium and new libreoffice packages.

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:54 PM   #14
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I just removed Windows on one of my media-machine that I used as Netflix-player, now with Slackware Current! Yeeeha.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 02:42 PM   #15
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Good. I am still working on that chromium version, I needed to create a patch to prevent this version from segfaulting everytime you visit https://google.com or https://youtube.com :-(
Maybe it's an anti-procrastination mode?
 
  


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