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Old 07-16-2017, 12:33 AM   #1
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What does Firefox Need to Watch Movies online


I'm trying to watch movies online and they don't work with the Firefox browser. I'm using FF 52.2.
The Flash Player Plugin is installed.

I've installed and tried Chromium but that doesn't work either.

Anyone know what Firefox needs in order to play movies on Putlocker?

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Old 07-16-2017, 12:53 AM   #2
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You are really expecting help in the official Slackware forum, for watching pirated movies on-line?

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:14 AM   #3
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You are really expect help in the official Slackware forum, for watching pirated movies on-line?
I'm trying to watch movies.

You're saying it's a pirated site? I had no idea. It's what came up in my Google Search. I see now that it was actually an ad that I clicked on. I have been to several sites and all seem to have one problem or another.

Maybe you can help me get what I need to play movies and point me to some websites that have movies that are legal.
 
Old 07-16-2017, 01:19 AM   #4
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Go NETFLIX, for example. Costs about EUR 10 monthly, first month gratis, if I remember right.

And maybe you want to stop searching on Google for "free movies"... There is no such thing!

BTW, for NETFLIX you may need the AlienBob's Chromium and its plugins: PeperFlash and WideWine.

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:44 AM   #5
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and assuming you will watch NF to get WideWine

click into preferences on FF -> content -> click the DRM box and wait

then go to url....changed as forum was showing a smilie in url
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aboutlugins
grrr its about : plugins (with no empty space)

you are likely to want to see results for :
openh264
widevine
flash

In Australia the US film industry employed a kind of "man-in-the-middle" monitor of a certain ISP to detect the illegal download of a movie
if interested
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadsh...td_v_iiNet_Ltd

bottom line....don't muck with the US film industry

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Old 07-16-2017, 02:08 AM   #6
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Ever bought a book from Barnes and Noble, then turned around to find it missing from your bookshelf and replaced with a voucher? Bizarre though it may seem, that's exactly what's happened to hundreds of owners of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm books, with Amazon remotely deleting copies on user's Kindles and crediting their accounts.
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Pirate Bay Founder: Streaming Model Could Ignite New Piracy War

As streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify gain even greater traction, so does the centralization of online content that consumers no longer own. According to Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde this business model holds subscribers to ransom, with the threat of content being suddenly taken away now a constant threat.

I stopped using Spotify when suddenly overnight several titles disappeared from my playlist because the licenses for them were revoked. Someone else had decided which music I could listen to and which I could not. I had no backup, so I lost the music. I do not want that, Sunde says.
So ... No Thank You.
 
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:15 AM   #7
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And what content owning you expect when you pay about EUR 10 ($12 ?) monthly, to watch movies till your eyes bleed?

Anyway, as this is the official Slackware Forum, I consider that any excuses to encourage illegal activities are out of context here.

We like or not, those are the legal ways, and that's it!
 
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and assuming you will watch NF to get WideWine

click into preferences on FF -> content -> click the DRM box and wait

then go to url....changed as forum was showing a smilie in url


grrr its about : plugins (with no empty space)

you are likely to want to see results for :
openh264
widevine
flash

In Australia the US film industry employed a kind of "man-in-the-middle" monitor of a certain ISP to detect the illegal download of a movie
if interested
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadsh...td_v_iiNet_Ltd

bottom line....don't muck with the US film industry
I don't have NF, I was looking for some free movies though. I wasn't looking for pirated movies as someone suggested.
I usually find free older movies and sometimes newer ones on YouTube, DailyMotion etc...
 
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The bad thing: there is no such thing like "free movies"...

OK, there are some: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wreck

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Old 07-16-2017, 02:21 AM   #10
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Anyway, as this is the official Slackware Forum, I consider that any excuses to encourage illegal activities are out of context here.

We like or not, those are the legal ways, and that's it!
Excuse Me!?!

I did not encourage anything.

I just point out issues with the current way of doing things.

To watch youtube movies, do:
Code:
youtube-dl -q -o - "<youtube url>" | vlc -
or
Code:
youtube-dl -q -o - "<youtube url>" | mplayer -
And "youtube-dl" can do dailymotion as well:
Quote:
./youtube_dl/extractor/dailymotion.py

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Old 07-16-2017, 02:25 AM   #11
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I did not encourage anything.
This notorious pirate which you quoted, talks about Santa Claus?

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I just point out issues with the current way of doing things.
Maybe you are right, or maybe not, but I consider debating those things, in this particular forum, as being way out of context.

And, I am afraid that, up to Jeremy, the mods will have a similar opinion, as is common sense.

Be free to go to TorrentFreak and to debate till death your "moral rights" to pirate movies...

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Old 07-16-2017, 02:57 AM   #12
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Be free to go to TorrentFreak and to debate till death your "moral rights" to pirate movies...
And yet again - you are insinuating that I encouraged people to do something.

I did not encourage people to do anything.

Reading is not a crime.

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... those are the legal ways, and that's it!
And this is exactly the reason why discussions about DRM in web browsers, etc. are fruitless.

And that is what this thread is all about. People should learn that you do not need a web browser to watch movies online.
 
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:05 AM   #13
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And to put this thread back on topic - SlackBuilds for "youtube-dl" (Slackware 14.2).
 
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:08 AM   #14
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It is futile since mozilla WONTFIX the vdpau hardware acceleration which eliminates overhead, but instead implements a power-hungry EME sandbox to decode streams on your CPU and introduce even more overhead.
Technical incompetence isn't a factor, it's IMO a pure political decision with a hint of netflix lobby, and those guys just want to be ISP on top of ISP and make you pay twice for the same service.
My advice would be to watch what is available and use the right tool for the job, deciding what should or shouldn't be available isn't really your concern as long as there is DMCA for these things.
Depends on the country you live in but normally the streams are banned upstream, and it's usually the distributor problem and not the consumer.
 
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:00 PM   #15
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...into preferences on FF -> content -> click the DRM box....
Since Firefox version 52 you have been able to stream video, at least Netflix, by doing the above. Nothing else is necessary. You may have to re-start Firefox after making the change.
 
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